28 Jan '17, 12pm

Auto Racing: NASCAR, Formula One Stumble Into The Future

Auto Racing: NASCAR, Formula One Stumble Into The Future

NASCAR has decided to reformat its racing series in an effort to bring fans back. It will award points for track position at the one third point of a race, again at the two thirds point, and finally at the end of the race. In theory, the change will reinvigorate fan interest and make drivers work harder to be in the top ten at all stages of a race rather than only at the finish. The formula is complicated and complex. Formula One has drawn criticism for its dense and detailed technical rules that are far too complicated for many fans to understand. In a similar vein, the new NASCAR points scheme may be a stretch for racing fans to comprehend.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2017/01/28/auto-racing-nascar-formula-one...

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