5. Stop allowing single file racing
As much as we all know that it takes strategy and patience to race single file at a restrictor plate track, it is also overly boring to watch. Beyond that, it sometimes allows the leader to run away with the victory due to no one wanting to risk their position.
In the end, NASCAR doesn’t have to enforce the rule during points races, but it would be nice if they implemented the rule during The Clash and The Duels. If nothing else, it would be a cool way to spice up the races during the weeks and force drivers to take more risks.
4. Hold The Truck race at Eldora
This one might sound like a bit of a fantasy, but it would be a great way to generate excitement during the very beginning of the season! Think about it! Eldora is one of NASCAR’s biggest rating grabbers and putting it at the beginning of the season would help get people excited about NASCAR again.
Of course, NASCAR would lose its midseason ratings-grabbing, but doesn’t it honestly make more sense to get fans excited at the beginning of the season? Seriously? Why waste the magnitude of an event by shoving it into the midseason instead of using it to generate excitement from the get-go.
3. Use the Daytona road course for The Clash
That has to be the question NASCAR and its fans are asking themselves after the success of The Charlotte Roval last season. Not only would the move be a nice change for NASCAR fans, it also opens up the clash to more casual fans that want to see some road course racing.
Maybe this might sound like a Frankenstein monster of a movie, but its something that could get fans excited again. Its also something that can generate a lot of buzzes if the format goes well and net NASCAR more viewership than normal
2. Run The Daytona 500 on Saturday Night
While that might be the justification for quite a few things on this list, what do they honestly have to lose by running The Daytona 500 on a Saturday night? In fact, if The Daytona 500 is supposed to be this crown jewel of auto racing, why not shine a light on it and hold it in prime time?
In all honesty, this would be a great way to attract casual viewers to the once in a lifetime spectacle and also excite NASCAR’s fan base. In the end, there aren’t a lot of things fans can agree on right now, but one of the things they probably could is that The Daytona 500 would look so much cooler under the lights.
1. Shorten the length of The Daytona 500
NASCAR has needed shorter races for some time now and while some might think it would undermine the prestige of The Great American race, they don’t realize the benefits of doing so! In fact, shortening the length of The Daytona 500 could play dividends in a variety of ways.
One example is that it will make the race shorter and thus more bearable for fans to watch. This of course means less advertisers, but that might be a good thing due to NASCAR having trouble bringing in sponsors for long periods of time.