Contrary to the notion, there are indeed road races in the United States, but they aren't as prevalent or as widely recognized as those in other countries. This is primarily due to strict legal regulations and safety concerns that make organization and execution of these races quite challenging. Additionally, the vastness of the US terrain and the cost involved in shutting down public roads for races contribute to their scarcity. High insurance costs and the risk of legal issues if accidents occur also play a part. Yet, despite these hurdles, certain professional and amateur road races do take place, attracting a niche audience.
While I understand the appeal, NASCAR racing just isn't for me. The races tend to be long and repetitive which makes it hard to stay interested throughout the entirety. There's also a lack of diversity among the drivers which doesn't resonate with me. Plus, the environmental impact of fuel consumption and tire waste is concerning. Lastly, the culture surrounding NASCAR, with its intense noise and rowdy crowds, is a bit too much for my liking.