Often, we mostly remember winners, or perhaps, competitive efforts. In this instance, the winner, of the 34th Annual Hisense 300, is Austin Dillon. (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/drivers/austin-dillon.html). The difference between 1st and 2nd place was under 3 seconds; and approximately $26 thousand dollars. We’ll certainly remember the good drinking and foods we ate. Surely, there are no forgetting interesting conversations, sights, and sounds. The fans and attendees likely run the gambit, a collective walk of life: young and older; blue collar to white collar; those with or without college degrees; first timers and regulars; males and females; construction workers to stock traders; engineers to sanitation staff; doctors to caretakers; retires to employees; athletes to everyday joes’/janes’; and the list goes on. Some are here to network, do business, merely love of the sport, friend had a free ticket, seem an ideal way to have a great time, a political play, its there job, and so forth.
Even more so, just as attendees have their favorites, you’ll likely find, probably in a positive way, competitiveness among the speedways. In that thought, it works well for all of them to be individually successful, via growth and profitability. On the statistical stuff, these websites might be among the starting place to check out: http://www.statisticbrain.com/nascar-racing-statistics/; http://www.jayski.com/pages/tracks-seating.htm; and, http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467277-sprint-cup-chase-2015-nascar-standings-and-schedule-after-all-star-race.
Today, this May 23, 2015, and tomorrow, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is taking another step into the spotlight, with the Hisense 300 and Coca Cola 600, respectively. Hisense USA Corporation is a Georgia based subsidiary of the Hisense Company Ltd., headquartered in Qingdao, China. http://hisense-usa.com/. Their products are exported to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world. In addition, of course, who has not had a coca cola, http://www.coca-colacompany.com/? On May 8th, Coca Cola turned 129 years old, and lays claim to being the world’s largest beverage company.
While many are centered on the race, as should be, there’s a lot of entertainment till that moment. Between the fan zone at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/), and Speed Street (http://600festival.com/speed-street), in Uptown Charlotte, NC, including concerts and surrounding events, you get to pick your enjoyment. Quite frankly, we possibly are all due a night or two on the town, for joining those truly in the mood for real socializing. For the moment, let’s let the racing teams, and workers, stay totally serious.
Also, in this mix of racing events, NASCAR introduced, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the seventh annual class of inductees, to their Hall of Fame. They are: Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry LaBonte, O. Bruton Smith, and Curtis Turner. (http://www.nascarhall.com/inductees/meet-the-inductees). Taking all into consideration, what you have is a business very labor intensive; from the mechanical, fueling, changing tires, pulling the pit box, communications during the race, team management, etc.
Today’s weather could not have been more cooperative. It’s was warm and sunny, which down south, means hot; but in an alright way. The preferred fashion of the day is comfort, by way of shorts, tank top, back pack, and an attitude for fun. The speed of those race cars is incredible. To put into perspective, with roughly 80 laps to go, the difference between 1st and 18th place, was merely 7.274 seconds. When you think about us non-track drivers, 60 miles per hour can be pushing the envelope, and that’s even on four lane highways, for each direction, having very little traffic. . Getting back to a serious note, ultimately, the payoff difference is $49,000.
Furthermore, there’s a saying, the glass is half empty, half full, or both. From observation, as a layperson, fair to say, and likely true of all sports, certain events will always yield full houses, while others continue to take time. Then, what options, in the creative realm, might be plausible? If you want to expand your base, inclusive of diversification, however defined, I ponder whether a donor program (pursuant to the generosity of fans), permitting a wide range of newbie to get a taste, specific to the events not reaching their desired outcome. Most importantly best where it’s a long-term plan.
In conclusion, simply put: you’re a fan, till you’re not; you’re not a fan, till you are.