Another race, another poor attendance record for NASCAR. Can you believe all the empty seats at Lowe’s tonight?
Week after week we’re seeing the samething. It was reflected in IMS’s Quarterly a few weeks ago, but let’s be serious, all you have to do is watch a race and you can see the empty seats for yourself.
But there’s an important fact to note regarding the lower attendance figures and that’s the huge lose of revenue to the host cities. Tens of millions of dollars per race are at stake in consumer spending alone. Then there’s the jobs related to track operations and it’s ancillary support systems. Hundreds of millions at stake for a city with a large track and two race dates.
With unemployment still on the rise and heading to over 10%, contrary to promises by the president and liberals in Congress, we will continue to see serious revenue loss to cities with NASCAR tracks.