NASCAR has fans, but 75 million seems like a stretch

There's little doubt NASCAR has legions of fans, but are there really the 75 million that has become the accepted figure? Not likely if you do the math, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: December 2, 2006, 12:07 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- If NASCAR's figures are correct, over two million people in this mass of humanity are NASCAR fans. That's 25 percent of the 8.2 million people who call New York City home.

NASCAR has claimed for years that 75 million of us are fans, roughly one out of four Americans and one out of every three adults.

Hmmm. Even with the NASCAR stars in town this week, I'll take a wild guess and say a quick survey might fail to produce such a lofty number of NASCAR followers ...

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