can't a guy have a dream?
as far as road racing in the 60's-70's being extremely popular, i guess it depends on your definition. I'm sorry you missed it, but i didn't. i fondly remember spending those years at summit point with my dad watching paul newman in his datsun. I also remember all US manufacturers being heavily involved in trans am. the us is littered with road racing tracks that where packed in those years. the glen is a good example of that.
recently the dc and baltimore events did quite well without much marketing at all and shoddy management. I think F1 could successfully market to the US. specially if the manufacturers joined in. with the celebrities, bling, fast cars and personalities, it could take off. maybe not as big as nascar, but certainly enough to fill up a race or two. specially on the east coast.
also remember that when f1 left the us it was relatively huge. when f1 came to indy in 2000, they had race day attendance of 200,000. Can't imagine any race topped that. When it left in 2007 i believe it was averaging 125k. this is more than the british grand prix. to give you some perspective, the recent super bowl had 105k.
again, i don't believe it's too hard for the US to be marketed into the top tier of total attendees/viewers. I think it's simply the 25m per year bernie wants. i think that is just a little over what these races can generate anywhere. Only thing keeping these races in places like the uk, monaco, italy, ect is factors other than race fans like discounted race fees and the manufacturers being headquartered there. with two potential US races in the coming years, i think things may be moving more my way than yours, but we shall see.
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