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The fans should be the absolute last people considered on any decision that could effect a participant. Doc Austin
Lying was a no-brainer for me. Robin Miller
"I thought they booed [Danica] because she was being a complete jerk, but then they applauded for A.J. Foyt. Now I'm just confused."
I have always like Jeff Gordon but that twitter comment was about the dumbest thing he has ever said...........except I forget he lives in a vacumn of which most of us will never know....
30 %+ unemployment, real inflation at about 8% per year (those of us on fixed incomes watch this stuff) the normal weather in Bristol at this time of the year, and the fact that.................it's real easy for me + the boomer generation to sit at home in our recliners with the dog at our feet, favorite beverage and snacks on the table, no traffic to sit in going to and from the tracks and watch the racing from te inside of our eyelids once in a while...............
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" Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far....Can Possibly Find Out How Far One Can Go "...T.S. Elliot....
Like I said earlier, if you think 102,000 were in attendance sunday, think again. Id say 80,000 would be stretching it. Bottom line is they always have excuses and I grow tired of hearing them as they get more and more laughable and ridiculous.
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Seems we are overlooking the obvious. Most of the fans at Bristol drive from home to the track. After the race, they drive home. No hotel, no restaurants, etc.
I liked the the way the track was pre1993 when it wasnt concrete, and it was a combination of the last 2 repaves of Bristol where there was good racing and bumping and banging thats the best Bristol.
After selling out almost all of its races from the mid- to late-90s through 2006, attendance has plummeted in recent years. Many have attributed the decline to changes to the track surface that have led to a new, less dramatic style of racing. The 0.533-mile concrete oval was reconfigured with progressive banking and resurfaced in 2007, creating multiple racing grooves and allowing drivers to race side by side instead of the physical bumper-to-bumper action fans had become accustomed to
Ooops.... so now they're admitting what everyone already knew, that the place hasn't been sold out for quite a few years now?
So the attendance numbers have been fudged since 2006? Well I am shocked!
The other lasting image was upon walking into the stands when there was no race and just being amazed at the spectacle of the facility itself. I really do have to make a race there. Shouldn't have too much trouble getting a ticket.
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