#3 the playoff format
The Monster Energy Cup Series playoff format is one of the most unique and all of sports and offers the chance for fans to see 16 drivers battle for the championship at the end of the year. Beyond that, the final winner takes all race at Homestead Miami makes it so its interesting unitl the very last second.
Unfortunately for NASCAR and the fans that actually enjoy the format, others see it as manufactured excitement. The problem with that kind of thinking however is that it blurs the lines of what is considered manufactured excitement and what isn’t
For example, what if The NFL championship was determined who had the best record at the end of the year? That’s essentially what fans want to do with NASCAR and just don’t see the upside to having the championship come down to heads up race at Miami.