NASCAR isn’t a dying sport, at least not yet, but it is definitely a sport in transition for a number of reasons. Not only is that evident by the amount of star power that has left NASCAR over the course of the last couple of years, but also by the amount of sponsorship dollars that are leaving the sport in droves.
In fact, NASCAR is set to lose its title sponsor, Monster Energy in 2019 and while the news has many on edge, officials were smart enough to announce a switch to a multi tired title sponsor system that allows the sport to have different sponsors throughout the year. That way, if a sponsor drops out, NASCAR can easily find another one to fill its place.
With that being said, this is a great example of NASCAR growing with the times and making the needed changes in order to survive. In the end however, it is also only one change of many to come if the sport has any hope of survival. In fact, NASCAR will probably need to implement the following five rule changes in order to save the sport.