I put nascar to bed for good in the mid nineties. When nascar attendance and growth was becoming significant in the mid to late 60's Mopar was killin everybody........so nascar outlawed them through the rulebook. Ford came out with the 4 valve 429 and killed everybody for a couple yrs so they outlawed them through the rulebook.......GM went on a tear for 3 and half decades and nascar turned a blind eye. Now the cars are pretty much IROC cars........aero is the biggest differentiating factor. Big $$$ multi teams, testing resources. nascar has made too many self inflicted bonehead decisions usually based on greed. The sport has been in decline for a long time. Excess TV commercials, bizarre race rules not seen in ANY other major racing sanctioning bodies, Blatant favoritism, phantom caution flags and inconsistant penalties have driven away much of the fanbase . I always wonder if the thought ever crossed the powers that be to go BACK to the business model that grew the sport and sustained it very well financially for a very long time. What we have now is a cluster dud. Its nearly impossible to watch a race in its entirety without asking questions about whats going on. The upside is that it has helped local short track racing. TY for that Nascar. The nascar swamp needs draining if its going to surive and thrive again.