You could write a book on the decline of NASCAR and the reasons why. Had a friend who used to go to Daytona every year. He said the free parking for his motorhome suddenly became $100 per night. Ticket prices as well as fuel and everything else kept rising. Said he finally just said to heck with it. Easier to stay home and watch it on TV. Same deal with me and college football. After years of season tickets, just got tired of the hassle. My beer is colder, cheaper, and closer to my seat than that in the stadium. And when the game sucks, I can change channels. I think NASCAR is an "old guy sport" (for the most part) like a lot of the NHRA racing we all love. Younger folks just have too much other things to fill their time. And even a lot of us old guys are disgusted with it, because like all geezers, we miss the way it was.