Tomorrow (Sunday) is the Coca Cola 600 held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is actually not even in Mecklenburg County. There are many reasons for the decline.
The actual race begins at 6:15 PM, which means the race will end well after dark, around 10 PM, assuming no rain delays or long race stoppages. I’ve never been to a race, but I can’t imagine many people getting out of the racetrack before midnight. NASCAR used to have fans that would go to every race, driving hours to get to the racetrack. It is incomprehensible that any responsible parent would take children to a night race.
The grandstands are smoke free, including prohibiting e-cigarettes. 41,000 seats have been torn down to install solar panels in order to be “green”. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in zones designated as non-alcohol areas. All coolers and backpacks will be searched.
NASCAR has lost its soul.