Michael Tomsic became a full-time reporter for WFAE in August 2012. Before that, he reported for the station as a freelancer and intern while he finished his senior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Heââ
Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.
NASCAR executives and drivers hope changes to the playoff system boost flagging TV ratings and attendance. The new rules alter how drivers qualify, and the season has a Super-Bowl-like finish.