I'm Mad About Dover
Dover is one of my favorite tracks to watch a race on. I'd argue it's one of the most intense races in the circuit. It's definitely the most intense race on a short track. Unfortunately, NASCAR was forced to postpone the race, but what infuriates me is that they decided to race at noon on a Monday, which stripped me of being able to watch one of my favorite races since I have a day job outside of Ok Listen Here.
NASCAR races should never happen at noon on a Monday. The answer as to why is pretty straightforward. Everybody is at work. Nobody will be around to watch the race, whether in person or on TV, not that watching FOX's production of the event is worth watching. NASCAR is one of the most fan-engaging sports, and that's why corporate sponsors spend so much money marketing their brand using the sport as an avenue. Without fans watching because they are at work, NASCAR is doing a disservice to their sponsors.
I'm fine with NASCAR events held on Mondays. To my knowledge, nobody opposes the idea, but why not make it a Monday night race if the race has to be postponed? Drop the green flag as early as 6:30 if you have to, but for heaven's sake, don't start the race in the dead center of a Monday when fans at work can't even catch the tail end of the race.
Another issue to consider is fans that spent money to attend the race. Luckily, I grew up in Charlotte and only attended one race that needed to be postponed, but the race ran on Memorial Day when most everyone was off work anyways, so it wasn't a big deal. But what about the locals that don't have Memorial Day to attend a postponed race? They just have to miss the event altogether unless they are lucky enough to get that Monday off.
I want to reiterate that hosting a race at noon on a weekday is a disservice to NASCAR's sponsors because at the end of the day, it's about money. I'm sure there is a relatively decent explanation as to why the Dover race happened when it did, and if you can provide me with an explanation, please leave it in the comments, but if you have no fans watching, you have no eyes on the cars, no eyes on that stupid Coke Zero commercial that I swear is going to make me throw my remote through the TV each time it comes on. If it rained on 25% of Sundays and you postponed each race until Monday at noon, would sponsors be happy? The answer is no.
I would love for NASCAR to come up with a different solution. Perhaps my take on this is wrong, again, let me know in the comments, but all I know is that I wasn't able to watch or even listen to the race yesterday, and as a diehard fan, I'm not happy because I missed my favorite short track race.
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