NASCAR Fans React as Poll for Ryan Blaney-Starrer All-Star Race Shows Glaring Results

Published 05/23/2022, 1:33 PM EDT
May 22, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) and NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick (8) lead the pack to a restart during the All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The long-awaited NASCAR All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway is finally over. And, we saw the Team Penske driver, Ryan Blaney take the chequered flag and collect the $1 Million prize. Of course, it was an awesome race for the team.

However, things did not quite work out for NASCAR. In fact, NASCAR Journalist. Jeff Gluck posted a poll on Twitter, asking the fans if the All-Star Race was a good one. And, 90% of the fans (at the time of this reporting) voted “No”. Fascinatingly, the All-Star race wasn’t as much of a success as NASCAR might have hoped.

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Moreover, the fans shared their visible discontentment with the race in the comments.

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In fact, some fans even doubted the 10% who voted “Yes”.

 

Bubba Wallace And Chase Elliott Suggested NASCAR Should Change The Venue

The Athletic asked various NASCAR Drivers what they could do to improve the All-Star race. And, 23XI Racing driver, Bubba Wallace opened up about his dissatisfaction with the venue.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 26: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #18 Dr. Pepper Toyota, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of The Americas on March 26, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Wallace said, “The All-Star Race should float, it should be like other major leagues that float their All-Star games, too. Pick your best markets and build off that. If (a track) is suited for us, I think we should look at different avenues. I mean, it’s an All-Star Race; it shouldn’t be in the same spot every year.”

And Wallace isn’t the only one! Hendrick Motorsports’ golden boy, Chase Elliott wanted the venue changed too. In fact, he had two reasons for having the All-Star moved.

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The first reason was, “I think that’s what that race was initially designed to do. To move around, and give fans in a different region a special event”.

The second reason was fairly selfish, but it still makes sense as he hasn’t had much luck at the track. He said, “To get away from Texas would be a major win for me, the lesser times we visit Texas, the better. I would love that, that would be great”

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DIVE DEEPER

Bubba Wallace Endorses Chase Elliott’s Strong Opinion on NASCAR All-Star Race

about 1 month ago

In the end, the all-star race could definitely have been better. What do you think NASCAR should do to make the next one better?

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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