NASCAR Will Win Fans Back If It Keeps Having Brawls Like This
November 12 / Glenn Davis / SportsGrid
Much has been made recently of NASCAR's declining popularity. What can the sport do to regain fans? Well, I'm far from a NASCAR expert, but I'm thinking a few more moments like the one you'll see below could be a big help.
And I don't know about you, but as long as people are not-stupid about enough that no one gets hurt, I am 100 percent for more brawls like this. Obviously they couldn't always happen because then they'd get stale, but like hockey fights or even basebrawls, one of these once in a while - and the ever-present potential for a similar eruption, especially one featuring a titan like Gordon - would rope some viewers in, I bet.
Gordon said he was unsure of what punishment he might face. If NASCAR's smart, they'll hand something down - a fine, maybe even a suspension for a race - but they won't make it too harsh. Because let's face it: viewers want conflict. (Note the cheers when the fight escalates.) Gordon and Bowyer, and their teams, each delivered in a big way. It's not that poor a reflection on the sport, really: emotions run high. Sometimes, you'll have guys piled up whaling on each other... and fans will love it. Trust us, NASCAR. It'll be worth guys looking immature.