Originally Posted by larryboy
Yeah, they said there aren't going to be any seats on the back stretch at all. From that article it looks like they're getting rid of over 60,000 seats. Empty grass looks better than empty seats on TV.
Many probably know this, but Daytona and other tracks started painting their seats in random colors so it wasn't so obvious that the grandstand was empty.
NASCAR is getting to be like the Tour de France in that the best viewing is from watching the television. I can't testify on the numbers that NASCAR is getting but The Tour barely has half the viewers they had when all the Euros and gringos came out to watch Lance Armstrong.