Will NASCAR Lose the Noise? New Changes Propose that the Cars Need to be Quieter

Mar 07, 2017 09:15 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

NASCAR race events may be a lot quieter soon. Recent reports reveal that the races may soon grow more silent due to a recent proposal.

Proposed Changes. According to a report by USA Today, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing may soon receive a lot of changes. Recently, 15 to 20 proposed changes are currently being reviewed by the auto racing sports events. One of the proposals includes the quieting of the vehicles involved in the races.

Many enthusiastic fans know that the sounds emitted by the cars is one of the allures of the sport. It normally ranged to around 100 decibels during the races. This makes communication difficult for race-goers and fans often resort to using ear plugs during the races.

Michael Waltrip. In a report by Sporting News, perhaps NASCAR news analyst for Fox Sports and veteran driver Michael Waltrip was on to something. Waltrip is a two-time Daytona 500 winner who saw his last race of his 32-year driving career last week.

Waltrip is the brother of Hall of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip and began racing at the Cup level in 1985. He is finally walking away from driving and has proposed the changes on the noise. The veteran driver believed that the cars are just too loud. Moreover, he even went so far as to say that they were "obnoxious" and sometimes got on his nerves.

Formula One also went through a similar situation in 2014. Back then, the open-wheel series changed from V8 to V6 engines. This move triggered the Australian Grand Prix chairman to threaten to sue F1 for breach of contract. Apparently, the new greener engines were quieter and could turn fans off. Could the same situation happen to the NASCAR races?

What will become of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing without the screeching sound? Would it turn fans off or would it encourage more people to watch the races? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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