Joey Logano asserts NASCAR fans are ‘spoiled’ with NFL example

Joey Logano detailed how fans are a bit spoiled with NASCAR being more accessible to fans than any other sport.


Joey Logano asserts NASCAR fans are ‘spoiled’ with NFL example

Joey Logano (Via IMAGO)

2022 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano with positive intentions has highlighted how the premier stock car racing fans are a bit spoiled. The Ford driver was responding to the criticism in the racing community that the racers of the current generations are not as approachable for the fans as they used to be in the ‘good old days’.

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The two-time Cup champion used the NFL as an example to prove his point. He highlighted that it is not possible for football fans to either approach or see their star players three or four hours before the games, while in NASCAR the fans can see and take photos with the athletes even just five minutes before they hop into the cars to race.

Our fans are spoiled and I love our race fans. But think of other sports for a second, think about it. When are going to meet an NFL player? Can you access an NFL player? Anytime like three hours before a game…But you can meet me in 20 minutes, 10 minutes, or five minutes before I get into the race car. You can take a picture with me…I am there and all the other racers there are the same.
Logano said via NASCAR SiriusXM.  

He went on to point out that the drivers during the introductions often try to be as approachable to the fans as possible, by signing autographs and by talking with them. No other sports can make a similar claim and insist that being approachable is the norm in the sport.

Joey Logano also fired shots at drivers are now not normal anymore because of money claims

It’s no doubt that unlike in the past racing in NASCAR offers the drivers more financial rewards than ever. This also saw an increase in the gap in the financial success drivers enjoy at different levels. This difference makes it a bit complicated for some fans to relate to the current generation of drivers.

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Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano (Via IMAGO)
Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano (Via IMAGO)

Logano addressing the same claim pointed out that though race car drivers now enjoy a big lifestyle they are still normal racers such as their counterparts in the Saturday night racing scene. He says that the only difference between them is the extra financial rewards they are enjoying.

I don’t know man I feel like, the race car drivers I know are normal folk…there are a couple of them that maybe live a bigger lifestyle than others, but the majority of them are normal racers. And they are really not any different from racers that are racing on Saturday night, they have just been doing it in a little biggest stage and make a little bit more money.

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