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  • Shortening the races will make the racing better

    In the past few years Nascar has done a few things in an attempt to make the racing better, but in my opinion these things haven't helped much. First they took gearing out of the cars to slow them down and make them more reliable. Next they took away a bunch of hp from and added a larger rear spoiler-lame. Even worse, after less than spectacular racing last year Nascar took even more gear out of the cars and cut the rear spoiler down. Now the cars are slow and reliable for 500 miles. Does this sound like something u would like to watch for 3 or 4 hrs?

  • Shorter races better racing more competition

    Some may argue that NASCAR racing falls in line with the average duration of other sports events. The major difference is that during those events different things can happen at any moment, its always different. Unlike NASCAR the majority of the power moves happen during the beginning of a race and at the end why? The beginning is where everyone wants to show what they got, get to the front as fast as possible and then settle in at a comfortable place, take care of the car in order to make a final charge during the final segment of the race. If they are not willing to shorten the length of a race then maybe they can break it up into two segments and give crews more time in between the segment to come up with better strategy or fix their cars. Every sport has a half-time maybe NASCAR needs a half-time show, having a half-time show will keep everyone (at the track and at home) entertained and reason to come to the track instead of staying at home.

  • The attention span is just not there for 4-5 hours of racing

    At the end of the day the cars are going in circles. That is what the average person sees and in our current digital age where everything is consumed quickly, sitting down for 5 hours to watch a race is just too much. To capture new audience and to resonate with a younger crowd the races must be shorten or if not the races at least the season. I've been an avid NASCAR fan for years and I generally loose interest after the Daytona race in July. It's summer people are out on the beach, BBQ parties, whatever it may be spending 5 hours watching a race is not worth it during the summer months. Shorten the season make it 26 races instead of 36 and have a whole month off during summer month to build anticipation

  • Yes, shorten the races

    Yes, I believe that NASCAR should shorten their races. Most of them are just way too long, especially when you go to watch them live. They lose a huge audience by keeping them as long as they are; people get bored and don't want to sit there and watch the same things for hours straight.

  • If they ever want to expand their market

    NASCAR has its hardcore fans that for whatever reason beyond my comprehension find it fascinating while everybody else shakes their head at how stupid it all seems. Hours and hours for a few feet of separation might sound like noble dedication to victory, but if you're looking at it then what it is is boring. Shorter races might bring new viewers in, emphasis on might.

  • Yes.

    NASCAR's races definitely need to be shortened. As they are now, they just waste fuel for well over three hours and end long after the casual observer has lost interest. While obviously they are not going for the major market an have their own base of loyal watchers, they could easily draw more people in if they would shorten the races.

  • Many Races are Just the Right Length

    With the average football, baseball, or hockey game lasting over 3 hours, the average NASCAR race falls in line with the typical length of a prime time entertainment event. Shortening races will not only limit the marketing opportunities that are ever-present in NASCAR, it will also allocate these races to something that is considered sub-par to the average sporting event in America.

  • Many Races are Just the Right Length

    With the average football, baseball, or hockey game lasting over 3 hours, the average NASCAR race falls in line with the typical length of a prime time entertainment event. Shortening races will not only limit the marketing opportunities that are ever-present in NASCAR, it will also allocate these races to something that is considered sub-par to the average sporting event in America.


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