Ryan Blaney notes a favorable shift in how NASCAR is perceived. Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney (Via IMAGO) Despite being the top stock car racing series globally, NASCAR has long been characterized as a ‘southern boys racing in circles.’ One of the primary reasons for this stereotype is the predominantly conservative and deeply rooted fanbase in the southern states of the United States of America. However, in recent years, NASCAR has made efforts to diversify its fanbase, and the reigning Cup series champion believes that these endeavors have yielded positive results. During his recent appearance on The Money Lap podcast, he expressed that NASCAR is now viewed more favorably than ever before. He further supported his viewpoint by referencing the new NASCAR-Netflix documentary Series, NASCAR: Full Speed, and other similar projects. According to him, these initiatives by the governing body have helped dispel the negative perception of the sport as being associated with “dump rednecks.”
Ryan Blaney also asserts that racing fans now have a better understanding of the personalities and the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. By sharing these aspects with the public, the perspective on NASCAR has shifted. As the current champion of the sport, Ryan Blaney’s presence only enhances the positive image of NASCAR. Known for his likable character and never-give-up attitude, Blaney has also expressed his willingness to serve as a role model for the next generation.
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