Will NASCAR ever be as popular as it once was?
It could be, if Nascar would make the right changes. Like stop going to 1.5 mile tracks so often. Adding more short tracks and road courses. Make the cars look more like street cars. When they say drivers have at it, mean it. Take the restictor plates off at Dega and Daytona. Try to influence the owners to lower ticket prices. Offer better package deals to come to the track.
I believe the new points system is a step in the right direction. But I don't like how the wild card spots are filled. Other things should be taken in consideration other than winning. Like DNF's, leading laps, top 5's and top 10's. Consistency wins more championships.
Also let the drivers have personalities. Drivers like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Carl Edwards are very good for the sport. They don't sound like robots when they get out of the car after the race. Their emotion goes along way.