Monday, July 30, 2012

Brickyard 400 Attendance Down Again This Year

Attendance at all NASCAR events has been declining for the past four years, but it has been particularly noticeable at the Brickyard 400 run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR officials estimated this year's attendance was 125,000, down from last year's 138,000 according to WISH-TV. The event drew at least 200,000 fans during the first few years of the running of the race, which started in 1994. Officials blame the poor economy and the cost of gas for the lower attendance. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard 400 this year, tying the number of wins by his teammate, Jeff Gordon.

1 comment:

guy77money said...

The problem is NASCAR fans expect to see the whole track. At the Motor Speedway you can't see much of the track when sitting in any of the lower seats in the turns and the straight sections of the track. A friend of mine who is a big NASCAR predicted after about the third race that the attendance would suffer once NASCAR fans realized they couldn't see most of the race track.