While I'm not really a fan of watching "NASCAR" (et al.) , I am a fan of the *legal* origins of the organisation (e.g. , post-Moonshine-running).
However , "'Stock' Car" is so far removed from its origins that it's not even fun anymore ; there's no showroom stock cars to be found !!
In my guilded opinion , NASCAR needs to revamp its operations ; a return to Body-In-White bodies as the basis ---regardless of the cars' bodystyle (2 door , 4 door , etc.)--- is necessary , as is the use of factory-based engines / drivetrains ( a V8 Camery ?!? When's the last time one could buy one of those off the showroom ??) .
With all of the above :
I'm not the least bit impressed by the lot of it . It's all shooting fish in a barrel . Where's the endurance aspect to the "race" ? How is what I'm seeing on the track --the winners and the top contenders-- supposed to decide me on purchasing the "Win On Sunday..." vehicle ?
Strip-away all of the freakin' computers , communications , and the "equality" (everyone uses the same equipment as their fellow "competition" ? What is it , a Pine Wood Derby ???).
Now , Ontario Motor Speedway (R.I.P. , 1970-1980) circa 1970 or so = FUN . Petty's then-new 1971 Satellite on-track with the "small guys" in their 1967 Chargers , 1966 Chevelles , 1969 Torinos , etc.
New tracks and "equal" vehicles = *YaWn*