Like many sports fans across the country, I stayed up last night to watch the end of the Daytona 500 which due to rain got pushed back to Sunday evening.
As many of you know by now, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race, repeating his win of 10 years ago back in 2004. Dale’s got a lot of fans across the country, and I’m sure they had a few brewskis into the night last night.
But if I were working in NASCAR, I would be pushing to start these races not in the afternoon, but at around 6 PM or so at night, just as the sun is setting, just as the night is starting. As many of you sports fans know 6 PM is usually when they start the Super Bowl or thereabouts, so of NASCAR wants to treat the Daytona 500 like the Super Bowl why not start the event like the Super Bowl does?
If NASCAR did that, I’m sure they would get very good ratings from their television audience, and the event would be right up there with the Super Bowl, the Oscars, as the American Idol finals as the most watch television events of the year, whether it be sports or entertainment related.
Just trying to help one of my favorite sports out.