GoDaddy has pulled out of IndyCar. It’s sticking with Danica & NASCAR, but as it expands its horizons into other countries, they're looking to spend their ad dollars in other sports such as soccer. No great shocker. Sponsors come and go. But I was a little disappointed to read some remarks out of GoDaddy. They were leaving IndyCar because the dollar to potential customer ratio was too high. Simply put: IndyCar has too small a viewership. Something we all know too. It was pretty sad to see barely occupied grandstands at Fontana. Yet again, IndyCar loses out to tin-topped cousins.
This is something I don’t get, because I don’t mean to be a snob, but I think IndyCar is far more interesting to watch than NASCAR. Open wheel cars always look cooler. The series has one of the most world’s historic races in the Indy500. So it should be a clear winner—right?
So why do I people gravitate to NASCAR? Is it stock car’s romantic prohibition origins? Is it a regional thing? Is it because the cars somewhat akin to the cars you can buy at your dealership? Is the sponsors? Why?
So for the NASCAR fans in the e-room, what makes NASCAR the tops? I really want to know.