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Post by f1fan12 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:57 pm

crl wrote:
antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

Cause it's actually an interesting race.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by crl on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:07 pm

f1fan12 wrote:
crl wrote:
antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

Cause it's actually an interesting race.

Boom. No matter how popular NASCAR is, at Indy, the 500 trumps all.

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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Toblerone on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:52 am

crl wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:
crl wrote:
antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

Cause it's actually an interesting race.

Boom. No matter how popular NASCAR is, at Indy, the 500 trumps all.

Whoa, Never would have figured that out! jk
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Cynon on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:51 am

crl wrote:
antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

I think generally speaking, ant is correct. However, this is Indy, and I think the fans will only turn up for one race.

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Post by Sparkz47 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:06 am

Cynon wrote:
crl wrote:
antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

I think generally speaking, ant is correct. However, this is Indy, and I think the fans will only turn up for one race.

There's no question the economy is part of the problem, but it's definitely not the whole problem. I have no doubt that if NASCAR actually created interesting and exciting races, people would be more than happy to show up. The problem is, NASCAR can't seem to manage that.

It's a known fact that people will shell out the extra money for quality, as was shown by this year's Indy 500. Even with times the way they are, the stands were still packed to the brim with spectators, and they got to see what turned out to be one of the best Indy 500 in recent memory. So, by extension, many of them will more than likely be back next year, despite the cost.

However, on the other side of the spectrum, NASCAR isn't generating enough interest to warrant spending the money to see the race, and quite frankly it's not hard to see why. If they actually got their act together and actually generated some good action, then maybe the attendance wouldn't be so bad; not just for Indy, but for all tracks with this problem
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by racingfreak1999 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:02 am

I think it's safe to say that the wild card spots are set.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:50 am

racingfreak1999 wrote:I think it's safe to say that the wild card spots are set.

Unless Newman or Logano win another race. Busch has only one win.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:36 am

racingfreak1999 wrote:I think it's safe to say that the wild card spots are set.
There's still 6 races left, in the same 6-race period last year, Brad Keselowski went from outside the top 20 with 1 win, into 11th with 3 wins, so the wildcard spots are no-where near safe.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by RACECAR on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:56 am

Sparkz47 wrote:
It's a known fact that people will shell out the extra money for quality, as was shown by this year's Indy 500. Even with times the way they are, the stands were still packed to the brim with spectators, and they got to see what turned out to be one of the best Indy 500 in recent memory. So, by extension, many of them will more than likely be back next year, despite the cost.

Kinda helps that they also came off an equally exciting one last year as well, for a different reason of course.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:48 am

Well, Denny Hamlin has made an interesting statement. From an SBNation.com article:

Denny Hamlin was watching Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car during qualifying when something caught his eye: The rear of Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports car looked different than the others.

"The Hendrick cars had something going on with the back of their cars that was...unique," Hamlin said. "They were the dominant cars. No one was going to run with them – especially the 48."

Hamlin said the body and tires were "moving quite a bit in the rear of the car." The Joe Gibbs Racing driver could only assume that had something to do with Johnson's dominating victory on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hmmmm...
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:06 am

flyingturns89 wrote:Well, Denny Hamlin has made an interesting statement. From an SBNation.com article:

Denny Hamlin was watching Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car during qualifying when something caught his eye: The rear of Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports car looked different than the others.

"The Hendrick cars had something going on with the back of their cars that was...unique," Hamlin said. "They were the dominant cars. No one was going to run with them – especially the 48."

Hamlin said the body and tires were "moving quite a bit in the rear of the car." The Joe Gibbs Racing driver could only assume that had something to do with Johnson's dominating victory on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hmmmm...
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Cynon on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:15 am

flyingturns89 wrote:Well, Denny Hamlin has made an interesting statement. From an SBNation.com article:

Denny Hamlin was watching Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car during qualifying when something caught his eye: The rear of Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports car looked different than the others.

"The Hendrick cars had something going on with the back of their cars that was...unique," Hamlin said. "They were the dominant cars. No one was going to run with them – especially the 48."

Hamlin said the body and tires were "moving quite a bit in the rear of the car." The Joe Gibbs Racing driver could only assume that had something to do with Johnson's dominating victory on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hmmmm...

Tricked out suspension FTW.

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