Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fixing the Xfinity Series

Lately there’s been a lot of talk/complaining about the state of the Nascar Xfinity Series.  Here’s some ideas on how to fix it:

Bigger purses to make teams less dependent on sponsorship
Allow a greater “gray area” for templates
New standalone events

Keep pushing younger stars
Yank underperforming teams from the field after three straight DNFs
Let drivers under 18 compete on tracks shorter than 1 mile
Explore going back to V-6 engines

Build up it’s own identity as more than just ‘Cup Lite’
Use more interactive platforms during races (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Save teams money by instituting a “halftime” break for non-timed pit stops
Create more excitement by having a “streak bonus” for consecutive wins

Help independent teams compete against Cup-affiliated cars