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2012-09-24 07:28:17 PM
Boogity?
 
2012-09-24 08:51:25 PM

coeyagi: I might have to sit this one out.


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LordOfThePings: Maybe NASCAR is attracting more new fans who are Democrats, rather than Obama attracting more new supporters who like NASCAR.


Most likely.

Here are the basic demographics for NASCAR fans as of 2009-2010. (PDF)

It's been the demographics of who is a NASCAR fan that has been changing over time. That's going to come with incidental effects like this that break brains.
 
2012-09-24 09:26:04 PM

Jensaarai: coeyagi: I might have to sit this one out.

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LordOfThePings: Maybe NASCAR is attracting more new fans who are Democrats, rather than Obama attracting more new supporters who like NASCAR.

Most likely.

Here are the basic demographics for NASCAR fans as of 2009-2010. (PDF)

It's been the demographics of who is a NASCAR fan that has been changing over time. That's going to come with incidental effects like this that break brains.


It's called snark. I am not sitting anything out. And that demo chart doesn't mean anything without looking at fans' politics. There can be wealthy fans too who vote solidly against their own self-interests. Lottery tickets, insurance fraud and counterfeiting are all cottage industries in NASCAR country (that is also snark; the demographics may be shifting, but watching left turns is never going to get this liberal to watch).
 
2012-09-24 10:30:01 PM
Lib NASCAR fan here, I enjoy the sport, if you go to one of these events it is pretty easy to get hooked. They have the friendliest and most open access to the inner workings and people than any other sport i have attended live. I like the technological aspect off the sport as well as the competition. For me, it is much more enjoyable watching it on television than football. With football you sit down for 3 1/2 hours to see an hour of the sport which in reality is about 15 minutes of field play.
 
2012-09-24 10:44:43 PM
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2012-09-24 11:27:05 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Dr Dreidel: StoneColdAtheist: When I was stationed in Altus, Oklahoma, some of my neighbors were part of a big crown of local Nascar fans that caravaned the 700 miles to Talladega, Alabama twice a year for the races. They were die-hard.

So a statistically small group of people (out of ~100,000, what percentage you think travels more than 50 miles?) making the trek extrapolates to "people who live over an hour away are just as likely (or more likely) to go as people who live within an hour"?

// "not likely to" is a phrase I used for just that reason
// your anecdote is still valid, I guess, but proof of nothing
// but I admit I know next to nothing about NASCAR and its many fans

According to this article from Nascar, the average attendee travels 250 miles to watch the race. That's not 700 miles, granted, but it's a lot further than 50 miles.

Nascar are big bidness... ;^)


That's what you get when there's only one event each weekend, as opposed to a dozen or more a weekend for NFL, and several just about every single day for NBA and MLB and NHL. I'm sure you'd get similar travel distance numbers for other once a weekend sports like tennis and golf.
 
2012-09-25 12:33:42 AM

The Dog Ate My Homework: FTA: And among those sympathetic to the tea party, Romney holds a 75 to 17 percent edge.

WTF? If this guy only has 3/4 of the tea party vote, he's totally farked. That's like Netanyahu having 17% of the Iranian vote.


Actually, it's more like Ahmadinejad getting 17% of the Israeli vote. Iran is actually a very diverse and relatively pro western country, they just have a crazy, unaccountable government. Netanyahu might not be able to muster 17%, but a more moderate Israeli probably could.
 
2012-09-25 01:07:11 AM
While NASCAR fans may be be a little conservative, I don't think they are necessarily objectivist teapartiers or Christian 'social conservatives'.

It is entirely possible the Republican party went to the right.
 
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