Loyalty And Faith Of Nascar Fans
NASCAR fans are known for their loyalty to the sport, their favorite drivers and each other. When the race comes to town, the streets are lined with vendors selling a wide variety of merchandise sporting the image of drivers and their cars. Something else has been seen at races in recent years, Christian groups reaching out and spreading the Word.
At many races, Christian fans hold early morning prayer services at roadside stands and in camp grounds. Some offer refreshments and religious literature to fellow fans. Some read the Bible in small groups and others listen to sermons. They are looking to spread the word and gather new members. The fellowship of the race environment offers a good place to do just that.
Many of today’s NASCAR fans come from typical Christian backgrounds. Many are from the south, which is known for its Evangelical Christian population. Preachers have been seen praying for and even with drivers prior to a race. This approach makes sense as fans are known for their loyalty to each other and their favorite drivers. They may be more willing to accept literature from a fellow fan than from a stranger.
Corporations have figured this out long ago. This is why they invest a huge amount of money in sponsoring fees. The advertising is very effective and the company is sure to get a good return on the investment. Fans will shop at Lowe’s or Home Depot and drink Coke or Pepsi based on their favorite drivers and racing teams.
In cities across the country, people travel long distances to attend these races. Some will choose to eat in restaurants where their favorite driver has been seen eating in the past. People pour into stores when they hear that a driver is in there. Others book rooms a year in advance to stay in hotels known to be used by the drivers.
The drivers are getting into the act too. Several drivers including Jeff Gordon, Darrel Waltrip, Jimmie Johnson and Terry LaBonte own car dealerships. The names of the drivers are proudly displayed on the building and in advertising. In each of these dealerships, sales rose dramatically after the driver became affiliated with the dealership.
This loyalty doesn’t stop at merchandise, hotels, food, or even car dealerships. Die hard fans also purchase products that drivers use on their cars. If it’s used by a driver, they want it too. This includes paint colors on cars and products used to wash and wax the vehicles.
There is even a popular headlight restoration product that is used by many NASCAR drivers. New Lite Headlight Cleaner and Restorer works quickly to restore cloudy headlights to like new condition. New headlights are a costly expense. You can save literally hundreds by restoring your headlights, rather than purchasing new ones.
Clean, new looking headlights make your car look newer. The look isn’t the only consideration. Restoring cloudy headlights is an important safety concern, especially for night driving long distances to your favorite race. Clear headlights allow you to be easily seen by other drivers and give you a better look at the road ahead.