2017, 2021 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor
- Feb 13, 2017
eh. if the race does great, great. If it fails.....then onto the next thing, I'm sure they'll find somewhere else to go. Sometimes Delusional Fun is the best fun. I do feel as a dedicated ticket holder of Chicagoland, the track got hosed and bamboozled, Covid was used an excuse to get the race moved to this pie in the sky idea. Saying that, I dont want to take away the excitement others are feeling for this street course and god bless em. I just wont be going to it, not my cup of tea for stock cars and you couldnt pay me all the money in the world to drive down into the city on July 4th weekend, thats a high stress situation there. I do think its going to be a hell of a spectacle seeing these machines race on Lakeshore drive, like thats something you only see in a video game right? Points for that right there, and I do think its great NASCAR is thinking out of the box with this one. Commendable, but if Lori gets voted out in office, I dont see this lasting long with the hurt feelings (pockets?) of city politicians, seems she pulled one over them, judging from reading from the local papers. Also the logistics of closing an actual major street or two in the heart of downtown for weeks at a time, I cant comprehend. I would bet anyone though that this wont be on the schedule in 5 years but you know what, lets try to enjoy it I guess while its here. I'll have the snarky comments saved for if it does end up a failure.The Cubs being in last place on a steaming hot day in August still outdraws probably ANY of the last five races at Joliet, even though the event ratio is. 82 to 1. I'm all for optimism, but I also don't believe in delusions.