‘You Won’t Care to Watch’ After ‘Recent Issue With NASCAR Taking More and More Steps Back’ Gains Among Believers

As the organizer and overall leader of auto racing, NASCAR has a tough job ahead of it. You must decide what kinds of movements make it beyond the veil of legality, and which do not. But aside from those “attractive” decisions, she also has to make some more mundane decisions.

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Radioscanners have been a big part of NASCAR history for a very long time. Before televisions became ubiquitous, they were the only source of race attendance people had if they didn’t live near the race tracks. Sleek and modern appliances have replaced the bulky and heavy appliances of the past lighter. But the craze for using those to listen to the races never really went away.

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Even today, there are people who invest in expensive hardware in order to listen to the races. Popular scanners such as Uniden range in price from $99 for the cheapest version, to over $600 for the most sophisticated.

There are also some compelling reasons why fans would prefer Scanners over broadcast races. One of the reasons is portability and convenience. Scanners can run throughout the race without having to be recharged. Moreover, it works even in areas with low network speeds.

But perhaps the biggest reason is that scanners offer listeners the ability to listen to conversations between drivers and crew, communications about spotters, and other exclusive audio — all of which are not available to viewers on television.

The seemingly outdated mode of enjoying NASCAR is only archaic to those who didn’t grow up around it. Most of the previous generations had the feel of the scanners and the experience of racing through these scanners. But not for long…

NASCAR is trying to switch to mobile phones, but fans are clearly against it

Veteran journalist Bob Pocras announced NASCAR’s move to the mobile version of the scanner, where from now on people will no longer have the option to listen to broadcasts on their dedicated scanner hardware.

The move clearly angered fans –

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NASCAR’s reasons for the move are unknown at this time, but they should come up with an explanation; Otherwise, you risk angering some of your older, more dedicated fan bases.

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