During an interview with Susan Wade of AutoWeek, Denny Hamlin commented on the F1 race in Las Vegas, which has been talked about a lot lately. Hamlin believes that this race is very important for motorsport, not only F1. The fact is that many will come to watch a race for the first time, and this could also attract them to watch NASCAR races.
“I mean, you hope so, right?” Hamlin said, as quoted by on3.com! “Certainly you would think that there’s going to be a lot of casual, first-time fans going to a motorsports event, fans going to F1 in Vegas because of how convenient it is, right? When I say convenient, I mean it’s right here in the States in a heavily populated area.
You’ve got the whole West Coast. And if there’s just a handful—10, 12— people that go to that and then say, ‘When the NASCAR race comes to Vegas, I’m going to go to my very first NASCAR race,’ then that’s a good thing.
I certainly think that there will be some of that that goes on, just because of people experiencing motorsports for the first time”.
Denny sent a message to those who haven't had the chance to watch a NASCAR race before.
A great NASCAR driver invites them to come watch, as the race will bring them excitement. Hamlin confirmed that many who come for the first time will want to come again.
“It’s a great sport [NASCAR] with a lot of access,” Hamlin said.
“NASCAR’s strongest, biggest asset is the access that fans have, and that’s why I always encourage people go to a race, because it’s unlike any other sporting event. I’ve never seen anyone go to [a race] one time and say that they didn’t have a great time”.