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Title: Terry Blount on Late Starts
Post by: Cheryl on November 21, 2007, 02:14:38 PM
From an article by Terry Blout at espn.com:

"Too Late
Moving starts to late afternoon: NASCAR officials felt a few years ago that the series could increase interest nationally by moving the start times later in the day.

The move has backfired completely. By 3 or 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, people have found other things to do.

Millions of NASCAR fans were accustomed to seeing races start about noon, as was the case for four decades. The problem is exacerbated during the Chase when people at home already have tuned in to an early NFL game.

Having more Saturday night races is fine, but move the Sunday Cup starts to earlier in the day, when fans can start their afternoon with a race rather than wait around and lose interest before the event begins. "

Glad to see someone in the media is acknowledging the failure of another one of BF's ideas.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Terry Blount on Late Starts
Post by: Desmond on November 21, 2007, 05:48:09 PM
Not to mention the compressed time window in case of rain or a long red flag...


Title: Re: Terry Blount on Late Starts
Post by: Vivian on November 21, 2007, 10:06:32 PM
BF is trying his best to accomodate his CA friends, me thinks..... :-* by him....to them....