Fans Divided as NASCAR Makes NBA-Themed Announcement

Published 08/26/2022, 2:25 PM EDT
Aug 21, 2022; Watkins Glen, New York, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger (16) leads a pack of cars during the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR is all set to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year and they are ready to do it with style. The American motorsport will be celebrating this mark with a throwback logo from the past and looks of the future.

The NASCAR fans are sure to appreciate the logo, as they have a lot to offer. The logo is based on NASCAR’s trademark Oval tracks. This was inspired by the brand’s second logo, which was introduced back in 1956.

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Moreover, the diamond ring in the center of the new logo has five stripes depicting the five different logos in the sport’s long history.

Interestingly, the NBA, another American sport, similarly celebrated its 75th anniversary by introducing a new logo.

NASCAR fans share a mixed feedback for the new logo

As the sport has touched its Diamond Jubilee, some fans loved the new logo, while some didn’t appreciate it that much.

As we’ve already mentioned, not everybody was a fan of this new logo. While many condoned the idea, others pointed out the source for this. Citing the uncanny resemblance to the NBA, fans called out for the same type of logo introduction in NASCAR.

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Both NBA and NASCAR logos have a diamond on their logo. But what’s the reason behind this? This is because the Diamond depicts the Diamond Jubilee, the milestone known for touching the 75th year. Although the makers of this logo can refer to NASCAR and NBA’s close relationship with age and hence justifying their resemblance.

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All in all, as the sport reaches its 75th year next season, it’ll be interesting to see what new changes the sport brings into play and how will they differ as a whole from the days when NASCAR first came into play back in 1948. Till then, all fans can do is wait and watch.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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