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Safety Concerns, Other Entertainment Bringing NASCAR Down From Peak

About a decade ago, NASCAR was on its way to become the second-most popular professional sport in the U.S.

But safety concerns — and a variety of other entertainment options — have brought NASCAR down from that peak. A recent Wall Street Journal article argued that the sport’s popularity has dramatically waned.

To talk more about the current state of NASCAR, I’m joined by Michael Knight, motor sports coverage contributor for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. He’ll have a special report in Sunday’s edition.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.