Update on the New Nascar.com Website

by Chuck Tolsma on February 8, 2013

Back in in early January, I wrote about the new nascar.com website. The main issues I noted back then were that the site seemed bloated and over-designed. Since then, NASCAR listened to some of the problems the fans brought up and fixed a few issues.

That said, the site has gotten progressively worse in several areas:

  • Pages load extremely slowly.
  • Site inaccessible at times.
  • Missing images.
  • Missing videos.
  • Missing driver profiles.
  • No RSS feed.
  • No way to sign in.
The new nascar.com website

The new nascar.com website

Today I went to the site to read about the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony. I pretty much had problems with every issue that I’ve noted in the above list. I even tried the site on other browsers with no luck.

I sincerely hope NASCAR can get these problems fixed. It’s only a few days until The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. How many new fans will jump onto the site for information on this race and the Daytona 500?

Time is running out NASCAR. Get the website fixed.

Note: As I was completing this post, the website finally loaded properly (after having problems much of the day.)


Chuck Tolsma is the publisher of Hit Your Marks and a graduate of Texas Tech University.

  • RCase

    I couldn’t agree more, the new site design is way over bloated. I refuse to go there anymore. I will be getting my NASCAR news, reviews and information from other supplementary sites.

  • http://hityourmarks.com/ Chuck Tolsma

    Hopefully, NASCAR fixes the issues. I think they’ll listen to the fans if we’re vocal about the problems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lester.l.lee Lester L Lee

    You hit the nail right on the head. The site is so bad that I fave quite trying to use it. It doesn’t look like I am alone in that statement. Used to be you would have thousands of comments on each issue. I have not seen an article yet on the new site that even have triple digit comments. I have also sent an e-mail to the Contact Us section of the web page and havee yet to here anythin back. Just AWFUL!

  • http://hityourmarks.com/ Chuck Tolsma

    I honestly thought they would have the site fixed by now. It’s a nightmare. The fans need to let NASCAR know (like you did.) I’m writing an update post about the site tomorrow. Check back.

  • Da_Soulman

    NASCAR.COM doesn’t matter, they wiped out the blogs, the chat etc… in other-words, they wiped out the entire NASCAR.COM community. For what? Some joke that used to be called NASCAR racing, that is fast turning into a children’s show/soap opera… Doubt I will watch Daytona or any other race .. the coverage so far has left me cold… 30 year fan, tossed out like many others… this is the thanks we get for our loyalty.

  • Da_Soulman

    Only thing NASCAR is listening to is the rustle of $$$$$ from Sprint to force people into using thier iPad/phone/ whatever… total alienization of the NASCAR.com Community without batting an eye….

  • http://hityourmarks.com/ Chuck Tolsma

    I missed that the blogs and chat room had been deleted. They have a section called “Fan Center” and it is pretty much empty.

  • Da_Soulman

    I sent in a comment to NASCAR.com… I got an automated response about 3 months later that someone would get back to me… that was 2 months ago… so don’t hold yer breath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.rothman3 Jeff Rothman

    i used to come home and check the website everyday after work. i actually spent alot of time there . not anymore . Im a die hard fan who will just wait for the news on ESPN or THE SPEED NETWORK . The new website is useless, entirely useless!

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