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NASCAR: Empty Seat Syndrome Even at Bristol

The contagion of empty seats at racing venues appears to have migrated from California to Bristol, Tennessee. NASCAR depends on fans. Sponsors suffer when fans don't attend races and television viewership drops. The average NASCAR fan must budget for attending a race. Going to an event might equate to a mortgage payment for the family home. There are those diehard fans who will scrimp and save to attend a race no matter what. Speedways are offering more and more ticket packages and even all you can eat food deals. Lodging still remains very expensive and the hotels and motels jack up their rates and often require minimal two or three night stays. Lowered attendance causes the dominoes to fall with local businesses suffering due to redu...

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