In a continuing effort to destroy their own sport, NASCAR is apparently considering adding mufflers to their cars in order to make the races more fan friendly. Yes, that’s why no one is showing up anymore, all of those infernal noisy stock cars! According to reports on outlets like ESPN.com and SportsBusinessDaily.com, the addition of mufflers is one of a bunch of proposals that NASCAR brass is considering to make their racing “better”. Like a little kid unwittingly squeezing the life out of a rabbit as he pets it, these guys are literally loving their sport too death.
Not that you didn’t see this sucker punch coming but the move is bing made because they believe Millennials would like the racing better if they could have a conversation among themselves throughout the event. Here’s a pro tip for Brian France: They don’t like the racing now because they were never introduced to it and frankly one doesn’t simply discover motor racing at the age of 20 and dive face first into it. This move will be a doubly whammy of corporately horrific decision making. Firstly it will attract zero new fans or at least a small enough number to make it irrelevant. Secondly it will continue to drive off the people who actually like and enjoy the sport which seems to be the recent goal of the organization.
The scariest part of this all if you are a dedicated NASCAR fan should be that this is the FIRST of the 15-20 proposals for bettering the fan and competition experiences which are being considered.
Is it ironic that Brian France doesn’t even attend enough races to have hearing damage from the noise?