Stock car racing is cool, nascar for the last 15 years not so much. Oval racing can be great, I prefer the open wheel variety but stock car racing can be funThe success of Nascar is mad considering what a terrible 'sport' it is. When you think about how many sports were available in the 1950s, you can see how it'd become popular, but nowadays, people can watch anything so what incentive is there to watch some fast cars go round in an oval for a ridiculous amount of time? It makes no sense to me, I think on every level, it's objectively a dire sport to watch. If you like fast cars, how could anyone argue it's more entertaining than rally driving or even Formula 1?
Personally, I'm not a fan of any motorsport but it doesn't surprise me that nonsense like Nascar would become less popular. Back in the day, you had so few options for sport, it's understandable why it became popular, but now, if you're a redneck American, you can watch Nascar or you can watch soccer from Brazil, rugby from South Africa, basketball from Greece, baseball in South Korea and that's not even touching the surface. These traditional, local sports will find it hard to compete going forward against global competition I think.
F1 on track isnt exactly entertaining on track more often than not, how many good races do we have a year? 5ish it so? And the races that end up being good are usually driven by either rain or heat that causes more severe tire deg forcing more than 1 stop.
I mean the cars are so aero sensitive drs, which sucks, is absolute necessary to get by a car in front and even then you need a big pace advantage to pull it off. Not saying I dont love it but it isnt necessarily about the racing, but rather the tech side of the game.