I find Nascar to be a completely pointless and loathsome "sport." I truly cannot wrap my mind around the fact that there are drivers who do this competitively, going around and around; constantly turning only left. What's more perplexing is the fact that so many people watch Nascar races or attend the events. Here in Mooresville, NC, there is an entire museum dedicated to Nascar; where fans can get their pictures taken with life-sized cardboard cut-outs and might even be lucky enough to win a boxcar replica of their favorite car. This is supossed to be the Nascar capital of the world and the truth is, I've lived here all my life and deemed it useless long before it became the Nascar capital.
I think that some people attend the races specifically to get so drunk that their minds won't have to do anything too complex; after-all, watching fast cars go around in circles isn't the most mentally challenging sport. Or there are people like some of my relatives who watch or listen to the games to hear the crashes and laugh at the idiots in the cars. It takes racing to a whole new level of stupidity and I often wonder if placing a "TURN RIGHT" sign on the track would ruin the whole game.
Nascar to me seems like one of the lazier ways for people to play a brand of Russian roulette. They put their lives in danger, and maybe that's where the thrill is, because they want to go in lefty circles around a paved track to see if they can pass other cars. We have the Nascar Technical Institute as well, training people to want to be as dumb as their so idolized race-car drivers. It would probably be more appealing if the drivers weren't so arrogant the majority of the time and if it was more off road than anything.