Interest builds around possible changes to NASCAR schedule

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by FLRacingFan, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    It isn’t something I would like but I think Nascar doing a similar thing as IndyCar with the next car may be best for the series. A lot of revenue streams have been turned off for Nascar and the teams so obviously things cannot remain the same as yesterday and today.
  2. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I saw something a couple of days ago that said NASCAR is considering moving the spring Phoenix race to possibly January. And a number of teams and drivers are trying to convince NASCAR to get the season over by early November to avoid the conflict with the NFL. Regarding the Phoenix issue is they'd have the same problem they have in the fall. They would be competing with the NFL playoffs unless the race was held the week before the Super Bowl with no NFL games or on Saturday the week of the conference championship games.
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  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That's the weekend of the Rolex. I don't see NASCAR stepping on that.
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  4. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Can only start so early, pretty much the whole damn country can get snow until March. I think Vegas got a snowstorm the week before the race, and golf tournaments in Arizona have been snowed out before.

    Should do Homestead followed by Daytona and then make your west coast swing. Then finish the season in Phoenix

    As for any changes or deletions, I would say any track that also has an INDYCAR race could be up so they don’t lose revenue. As a result I’d remove Pocono for one, and replace it with a rotation of Gateway-Iowa-Eldora that bounces around every three years
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  5. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    As Phoenix resident I would love to have the final race here, but the core of the NASCAR community lives on the south east coast and I think that's where the season finale should be. I think Charlotte, Atlanta, or Daytona make sense to have the final race at. Homestead is ok, but maybe a little too far south! I don't know how easy it is to get to.
    When Atlanta finally decides to repave, I hope they also reconfigure the track back to an oval opposed to the D shape they have now. Then I would definitely put the final race back at Atlanta with a 2nd date.
  6. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Well I’m just talking climactically. Lol November-February most of the nation is in an ice box
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Most of the larger viewing markets I don't think care where it is. At track attendance could be lower, and that is a could, nobody knows until they try it. Increased interest could happen, but Homestead is always a sell out and gets good ratings. Hard to take a winner off the board I would guess.
  8. Elliott_Fan_9

    Elliott_Fan_9 Formerly JJ_14

    I'd take restrictor plate tracks out of the schedule as a whole. That's just my opinion; take it as a suggestion if you will.

    Restrictor plate tracks & stock cars don't go well together at all. You can put literally any other track to kick off the season, like Homestead. Tradition builds up with time I suppose.
  9. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I like it, start the weekend on Pro Bowl weekend (an event not many people care about compared to NFL games), have an off week, and then run Daytona Speedweeks as usual with the hype. I think it helps Phoenix a bit with tickets/media coverage while Daytona doesn't get affected much.

    I think theoretically if they did a midweek race, started a race in January, maybe condensed the schedule to 34 or 35 races, they could end October 22-29th or so with 3/4 off weeks.
  10. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    Other than the weather IDK what the fascination with Homestead is. It seats less than 50k and IDK if they sell out or not but if they do people with tickets don’t use them.

    Having the finale at Daytona would be fun as the lottery style championship would really be amped up. My guess is more tix would be sold for a Daytona finale over a Homestead.
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  11. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Your point seems to be let's take a sketchy, dubious championship format and go all the way to (pardon my language) full ret*rd?
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  12. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor

  13. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I agree with you 100%. but if they are going to keep this gimmick format mind as well jump all the way into the deep end of the pool and have the Monster Cup Bowl at Daytona. I'd be fine with it I guess.
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  14. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Anything worth f'ing up is worth f'ing up right.
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  15. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Well there is no RP anymore. Those are however our best rated races
  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Without the plates previously used, I'm waiting to see if they remain the most watched (I assume 'most watched' is what you mean by 'best rated').
  17. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    Absolutely! I think having a lottery race to determine the lottery champ would not only be appropriate but also a lot of fun. Daytona and Talladega are well attended and would get decent ratings on over the air stations. Either bring the championship back into the realm of sport or have some fun with it.
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  18. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    There is no good reason to replace Homestead as the last race.
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  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    What does good reason have to do with NASCAR?
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  20. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Don’t know if anyone here saw this but pretty cool video. I hope they get a Cup race, they have enough time for 2021.

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