Nascar has implemented too many rule changes that are ruining stock car racing. At Nascar's season opener, the Daytona 500, new rules meant to make the race more exciting will actually slow it down and make it anti-climactic for fans, writes Christopher Jacobs in The Federalist. The new rules, one set of many, will change the format and point system of the race, disrupting tradition and fan expectation. Other changes have been introduced over the years that have aimed to enhance the sport but have instead driven fans away.
Nascar's rule changes are enhancing stock car racing. The newest rule changes are a reflection of the times, where instant gratification prevails, writes Michelle Martinelli in USA Today, quoting Nascar driver Casey Mears. The restructuring of the Daytona 500 will turn one long race into three short ones, which will create more action-packed suspense, excitment and more aggressive driving strategies. Mears thinks this is a good direction for the sport and will enhance both driver and fan engagement.