We’ve all heard the pundits. We’ve all read the articles. NASCAR’s descent has begun. This every-man sport born from the southern moonshiners that pulled itself up by its bootstraps, growing into the largest spectator sport in the United States in the late 1990’s has peaked. It’s all downhill from here.
But before we send Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and the rest of the NASCAR stars back to the local dirt tracks in Greenville, South Carolina and Columbia, Tennessee, let’s take, perhaps, a more objective view of the challenges facing North America’s largest motorsports series.