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NASCAR Veteran of 25 Years Left Unimpressed With ‘Zero Racing’ in Formula 1

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NASCAR is renowned for its fierce on-track battles, side-by-side racing, and the drama of both on-track and off-track rivalries. Notably, NASCAR often sees new race winners emerge, adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the sport. However, despite its thrilling action, Formula One enjoys greater global popularity and boasts a massive fan base worldwide.

NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace who raced in NASCAR for 25 long years, known for his candid commentary, recently pondered this very question in a post on X. He shared his perspectives on the matter, exploring the factors that contribute to the contrasting popularity of NASCAR and Formula One.

Kenny Wallace surprised by the fans of F1

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The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024 race drew a staggering 1.6 million viewers, making it the #1 sport of the day with the highest shares since 2008. Additionally, it marked the biggest livestream ever for the event. Over the entire weekend, the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024 reached 3.2 million Australians. However, compared to Formula 1, NASCAR reported relatively lower viewership numbers as per FOX., but why?

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A recent post on X by veteran Kenny Wallace expressed surprise at the huge viewership of Formula 1 races despite the perceived lack of action. Wallace was curious about the factors contributing to the enduring popularity of the sport despite the intense racing and action-packed weekends.

Fans attempted to clarify for the NASCAR veteran, with some speculating that the worldwide appeal of the races or the popularity of the drivers could be factors. Others mentioned the freedom of manufacturers to experiment with new technologies to enhance car speeds, while some pointed to the allure of race venues around the world.

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But, What caused this steady drop-off in interest?

The real reason behind less viewership of NASCAR

Modern audiences crave sports with high-octane action—think football, basketball, and soccer. Watching cars go around a track for hours may no longer captivate viewers as it once did.

Among the Younger Generations, the rise of video games, streaming services, and alternative forms of entertainment has diverted attention away from traditional TV viewing. Younger generations are less likely to watch motor racing on TV or attend live events at racetracks. The COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in this.

Or it could be due to NASCAR’s glory days featuring legendary drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart. These superstars drew massive crowds and captured fans’ imaginations. However, today’s top drivers haven’t quite replicated that star power. The absence of iconic figures may contribute to the overall decline in interest.

Well, the multiple factors affected the sport as a whole and Despite its current struggles with declining viewership and reduced attendance figures, NASCAR remains an integral part of American culture.

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Moin
Moin
I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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