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NASCAR Naysayers and The New Year

There is a plethora of people who espouse the decline of NASCAR by blaming Jimmie Johnson, the economy, the NASCAR Chase and on and on. Absolutely, the economy during the past two years has taken its toll on NASCAR fans, sponsors and all the ancillary parts and pieces it takes to maintain the sport. NASCAR was forced to layoff people at the corporate level; team owners had to make tough choices with cutbacks on personnel and some teams downsized. Television ratings have taken a considerable hit, just as speedway grandstands show far too many empty seats. One of the biggest segments of the population who seem to be tuning out NASCAR is the 18-to-34 year old group of people. How ironic that seems that the future of the sport is depending on d...

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