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NASCAR to stop providing attendance estimates

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11:10 AM ET 02.17 | NASCAR will end its policy of providing estimated attendance figures in its race reports this season. Spokesman Kerry Tharp said tracks still will have the option of providing crowd estimates, but it will be their prerogative. "NASCAR's race reports generally becomes a box score for the media, and box scores from sporting events do not generally provide estimates," Tharp said. Of the 23 tracks that play host to races in NASCAR's premier series, 21 are owned by publicly traded companies such as International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. Officials with those tracks have said they don't provide attendance figures because they don't want to provide earnings guidance.

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February 17, 2013  11:33 AM ET

ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

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February 17, 2013  02:01 PM ET

I have a friend that a few months ago said danica would be on pole for 500 for attention for nascar ect, then wouldnt be a factor for race and flame out for the year. I laughed. I'll be damned its happening. Unreal

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February 17, 2013  03:05 PM ET
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After last night's crowd in Daytona, I can see why!

It was weird to see so many in winter coats......no wonder the stands were empty.

February 17, 2013  03:05 PM ET
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

unfortunately , it was a zzzzzzzzz.

February 17, 2013  03:29 PM ET
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I have a friend that a few months ago said danica would be on pole for 500 for attention for nascar ect, then wouldnt be a factor for race and flame out for the year. I laughed. I'll be damned its happening. Unreal

Let the conspiracy theories begin!!

February 17, 2013  04:07 PM ET
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unfortunately , it was a zzzzzzzzz.

i thought the bud shootout was decent.. love the new cars..

the fans fugged up the voting though, last segment should have been 10 laps

February 17, 2013  05:01 PM ET

SPELL CHECK..^^^

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February 17, 2013  07:24 PM ET
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I predict she causes a big one within the first 100 laps or earlier. Any takers. ???

I'll take that.. she'll be out of the race way before then

February 17, 2013  07:56 PM ET

I'd go with that even had you said 10. But oh boy are we gonna hear about it all week.

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February 17, 2013  08:57 PM ET
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I predict she causes a big one within the first 100 laps or earlier. Any takers. ???

Bush will cause the big one.

February 17, 2013  11:51 PM ET
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i thought the bud shootout was decent.. love the new cars..the fans fugged up the voting though, last segment should have been 10 laps

the first 30 laps were good.....the next two segments were a bit dull with only 12 cars running.....I love the new cars too.......and the dealership commercials that go with them......it's all good.......even though I said the last 2 segments were a bit dull, I was very happy to see some racing......let the season begin.

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February 18, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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the fans fugged up the voting though, last segment should have been 10 laps

Yes "the fans" voted things that way (and all night), cause you know NASCAR wouldn't have wanted the longer run for more drama.

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