“Won’t Even Bother Watching” After Recent “Issue With NASCAR Taking More and More Steps Back” Gains Ground Among the Faithful

As the regulator and commander-in-chief of stock car racing, NASCAR has a tough job. It must decide what kinds of moves make it past the curtain of legality, and which don’t. But apart from those ‘attractive’ decisions, it must also make some mundane decisions.

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

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Even today, there are people who invest in expensive devices in order to listen to races. Popular ones such as the Uniden scanners range between $99 for the cheapest version, to upwards of $600 for the most sophisticated ones.

There are also some cogent reasons for fans to prefer scanners over streaming races. One reason is portability and convenience. Scanners can function for the entire race without needing to be recharged. Moreover, they operate even in areas with low network speeds.

But possibly the biggest reason is that scanners offer listeners the ability to listen to the conversations between drivers and crews, spotter-related communication, and other such exclusive audio – all of which is not accessible to viewers on TV.

The seemingly outdated mode of enjoying NASCAR is outdated only to those who haven’t grown up around it. Most of the previous generations enjoy the feeling of scanners and the experience of a race through these scanners. But not for long…

NASCAR tries to shift to mobiles, but fans are clearly against

Veteran journalist Bob Pockrass announced NASCAR’s move to the mobile version of the scanner, where people henceforth wouldn’t have the option to listen to the stream on their dedicated scanner devices.

That move has clearly infuriated fans –

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NASCAR’s reasons for the move are unknown at the moment, but they must come out with an explanation; otherwise, risk angering some of their oldest and most dedicated fan bases.

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