NASCAR Scene, which for nearly 30 years has been the weekly publication of record covering the world of stock car racing, is no more. The vast majority of the staff was laid off on Tuesday and word is the only thing to survive will be SceneDaily.com, the internet wing of the publication. At one point, the book circulated 150,000 copies a week. They are yet another casualty in the ever shrinking print business.
With near live coverage of basically everything involving NASCAR, the once a week format of Scene, while good enough for a couple of decades, just does not stand up now. Rumors are stale and hashed out by the time the copies arrive at homes, and race reports can be had from dozens of sources, often just minutes after the conclusion of an event, not a week later.
We read a bunch of stories regarding this closure, but the best one was penned by the former editor of the book. His name is Tom Jensen, and he writes what amounts to a bitchin’ obituary for the title. It’s clear that he was punched in the gut by the news that his former employer would be silenced forever.
LINK: NASCAR Scene is dead