Attendance Down Slightly For Sprint Cup Series Race At Talladega

An estimated crowd of 105,000 attended yesterday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. There were "giant tarps covering thousands of seats in the upper deck in Turns 1 and 4 on the frontstretch grandstands," showing that "while things are looking better in NASCAR this season, there is still a long way to go before it returns to its heyday." But the "larger issue" at the Alabama track is "determining how much of the problem is related to economic factors and how much to fans who have soured on the type of racing that has developed there" Charlotte Observer

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