To be honest with you, I've been to many sporting events and I will say the number of people that attend NASCAR events sure outweighs any number I've ever witnessed attending other sporting events. I've been to more than just Watkins Glen so I know that other places get as or more crowded than even Watkins Glen during NASCAR weekend. Also, many racetracks are affordable, much more than a football ticket to attend a race. Poconos and Richmond, you can pick tickets up in the $40-$50 range and they're very decent seats. We've noticed that Watkins Glen tickets are the higher priced tickets. However you also need to remember that you do get a four day admission to the track with the purchase of your weekend ticket. Therefore, is really that much $$$ compared to a one day sporting event? I don't think so, I think it's less when you think about it.
As for MWR, no I don't think it was fair at all the way they handled the penalty. I'm sorry, but just by reviewing a tape, they accuse the team of purposely causing an accident for the points lead? Come on...what about all the other stupid and uncalled incidents in the past, what about Joey Logano purposely crashing Denny Hamlin and putting him in the hospital? He blatantly came right out and said that he did it purposely, he never denied it. All Joey received was a little slap on his hand. It's a bunch of BS if you ask me. Unless you can clearly define that the accident was intentionally planned and something was overheard by the NASCAR officials, well then that's another story. But, accusing a team of such is just wrong in my opinion!!!
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.