Daytona and Talladega still draw huge crowds, I think this is Atlanta's way of trying to bring them back.The car is slower aero wise than the gen 6. So lets do even less HP than 550 and go with 510? They had to add 120 HP from 550 to get the car to run almost the same speed as the gen 6 at Charlotte. I don't get it
That's why general managers get paid to promote the track for attendance purposes.
A good case can be made when Eddie Gossage quit at Texas Motor Speedway and Rob Ramage took over and nothing but empty seats happened.