A little nostalgia would go a long way, NASCAR

NASCAR ain't the evil empire, but it could help its image tremendously by offering thanks to the old-timers who ushered it to the dance, writes Marty Smith in Door-To-Door.

Updated: August 24, 2007, 4:38 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

Late last week, a conversation with a 60-something fan at the airport inspired me to scribe a blog imploring NASCAR to better embrace its rich Southern history. The suggestion was that the sport re-establish the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C., on Labor Day weekend and develop an advertising campaign that plainly offers thanks to the blue-collar crowd that ushered NASCAR to the dance.

It's not much, but it'd go a very long way toward showing the good ol' boys they're neither ...

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