I have lots of issues with telling a sport’s participants the event isn’t happening and then waiting 75 mins to tell fans the same thing. https://t.co/UXn1oNsPWu
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) April 23, 2017
@NickBromberg some drivers told around 10:45amET that we were done, but were asked not to say/tweet anything until after drivers meeting
— Jim Noble (@Noble_Jim) April 23, 2017
NASCAR messed up once again and this time it was with the fans. Anyone with eyes looked at the radar around Bristol today and could see the race more than likely wouldn’t run. Nevertheless a lot of people paid a lot of money to come to the race track to see a NASCAR race. That’s where the problem lies.
NASCAR to their credit will do anything and everything possible to run a race on the scheduled race day. Sunday they could see the race wouldn’t be run as soon as they got to the track. They did their typical “hold on with us and we’ll see if there will be a break” Except that this storm stretched to Arkansas. NASCAR decided to call this race around 10:45am but with held that information from the fans until noon.
THAT’S 75 MINUTES THEY MADE FANS SIT IN THE RAIN IN THE STANDS OR LINGER IN THE PARKING LOT WHEN THEY COULD HAVE BEEN ON THEIR WAY HOME.
Listen you can get pretty far in 75 minutes, like 75-80 miles from the track in that amount of time. Instead NASCAR held these fans at the track for no reason other than trying to sell a few more concessions or merch when they knew damn well the race wouldn’t be run. That’s 75 minutes the fans could have used to head home. That’s 75 minutes they could have used to find a hotel for another night. That’s 75 minutes they didn’t have to be standing around in the rain.
Telling the drivers not to tell the fans is wrong too. All so NASCAR could hold the drivers meeting and then give everyone false hope for intros and other bullshit. Just a major display of blatant disrespect for the fans of the series. Earlier in the week they just randomly moved fall race dates and times. Now this. Starting to think NASCAR doesn’t care about the at track audience.
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