NASCAR is not just a sport for you; it's a lifestyle
A friend once told us, "All there is to do in Ohio is watch cars and have sex." In addition to explaining the state's higher teen birth rate, it also explains the need for two NASCAR tracks. Look, it's not that auto racing isn't a badass sport (what kind of anti-American hates fast cars and occasional explosions [PROVIDED NO ONE GETS HURT]?!), it's just that the fans most associated with it are, well, you know... not so much Chris Hemsworth in Rush as David Spade in Joe Dirt. And sure, Ohio isn’t the only state with two NASCAR tracks, it's just that, when one thinks of all the negative stereotypes associated with the sport, one doesn't really think of the Sonoma Raceway or the Richmond International Speedway. One thinks of Ohio.
Dan Gilbert... thanks Ohio
Sadly the only way to explain Dan Gilbert's omnipresence in both Cleveland and Detroit is that the former was just a testing ground for what he’s doing in the latter, only bigger, and better, and neon-ier. Um, yayyy?