NASCAR's Grand-Am Series Sees a 47 Percent Spike in Ratings

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IFebruary 19, 2009

NASCAR has a hit in the Grand-Am Sports Car Series, their joint marketing venture is working, at least so far, it is a long season and the July Fourth date will tell the story.

There will be a dual series race day at Daytona on July fourth, The Brumos Porsche 250 will go off in the afternoon and that night the Coke Zero 400 Cup series will start in prime time.

I may be wrong, but this might be the first time the two series have raced on the same day and the same the same track. Will there be enough folks willing to sit around for about nine hours to watch both events? Well, I would, but I'm an Obsessive-compulsive race fan (lol, just kidding).

I guess the campers will be fine with that, they can sleep in between the races. 

According to some reports the Daytona 24 was the closest finish in the history of a major international 24 hour race, I would assume that includes the Le Mans race.

The David Donohue and Juan Pablo Montoya battle was a classic, one of the most enjoyable races I've seen in years.

Well, I'll buy the Kool-Aid and drink it! the Grand-Am series is coming to a track near me and like that old Michael Jackson tune says.." I'LL BE THERE......."