This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Congratulations to all four NASCAR Cup Series drivers who qualified for the championship run next Sunday at Homestead.

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But looking at the potential 2017 champions you might get an idea of why new fans aren’t drinking the NASCAR Kool-Aid these days.

Kevin Harvick is 41, been at the Cup level since 2001.

Martin Truex is 37, been at the Cup level since 2004.

Brad Keselowski is 33, been at the Cup level since 2008.

Finally, Kyle Busch is 32, been at the Cup level since 2004.

That’s an average of 36 years of age with 14 years of experience in NASCAR Cup racing.  In short, there aren’t any new names here. No Young Guns. No breath of fresh air at the front of the line. No new names means no new fans and no real growth for the sport.

So, if there’s no room for new blood on the track, don’t expect any in the stands. Solve that problem guys.