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NASCAR’s Best and Worst Gimmicks

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The word gimmick naturally has a negative connotation to it, especially when referring to NASCAR. However, not every gimmick is bad, and there are many gimmicks out there that you forgot were gimmicks. John Rizzo takes a deep dive into the best and worst gimmicks in NASCAR.

  • The All-Star Race: NASCAR has used the All-Star Race as a guinea pig of sorts. While many great gimmicks saw their genesis in this race, other gimmicks were absolute one-offs.
  • The Lucky Dog: Many people don’t consider the “Lucky Dog” a gimmick because it has been around for so long. However, NASCAR’s rule on getting a lap back could be considered the “Least Gimmicky” among all motorsports.
  • Racing on Dirt: Dirt went from a NASCAR mainstay to nonexistent, but, NASCAR made their return to dirt in the 2010s. However, the results were mixed at best.
  • Trophy Girls: Trophy girls were prominent in the early days of NASCAR, but, not so much anymore. What happened to trophy girls?
  • Trophies: Some tracks have gotten quite creative with their trophies and/or mascots. From Miles the Monster to a Grandfather Clock to a Moonshine Still.
  • The Winston Million: NASCAR has tried various bonus programs, and this one seemed to really work.

What is your favorite NASCAR gimmick? Let John know in the comments below, and make sure to subscribe for the latest NASCAR news and updates.

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