Interest builds around possible changes to NASCAR schedule

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

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think a night race at those two places would have the weather (chilly at night) and the pacific time zone working against that happening. In the heat of the summer, night races are great IMO.
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  2. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I’d love to see Michigan adopt that drafting package similar to what Xfinity had at Indy last year and run that under the lights in August. Would look so cool in that wilderness to have a Saturday night race
  3. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    They tried the high downforce "drafting" approach at Michigan in 2015. The race was a dumpster fire and they scrapped the entire horrible idea. It should stay dead and buried.
  4. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Well they’re not going to go with that package with Xfinity in June. It’s just going to be a bigger spoiler, Small restrictor plate and aero ducts. I see nothing wrong with this being implemented, your best cars will still shine, they just won’t be able to drive away by creating turbulence.

    We see this all the time with the truck race at Michigan which is one of the best races NASCAR has period. The size of the cars creates enough drag to allow for slingshot passes and some intense racing
  5. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    They need to move Martinsville back to April and run it wirh Bristol and Richmond to bring back the short track series.
  6. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    A 3 week run of short tracks would be awesome anywhere on the schedule.
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  7. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

  8. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I'd like to see a cup race at Gateway, they have enough seating and stuff from when Busch races would draw 50-60k there
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  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

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  10. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Man I'm glad they don't let some of you make the schedule.
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  11. nitetrain

    nitetrain Crew Chief

    All this talk about a schedule change is POINTLESS!!

    As long as the France family owns Nascar and ISC which controls most of the tracks nothing will change. The France family figured out that hey we own the sport and can decide which tracks get races. Is it any wonder that all the new tracks built since 2000 are all owned by ISC/France. They control the sport and more importantly the TV money. So until that well runs dry the schedule will never change.
    And when it does run dry the sport will be a shell of its glory days. The France family will have their billions and sell the tracks for land development and make more millions. And the teams will have a series worth not a lot and only small tracks to race on. It will become a glorified ARCA.
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  13. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Somebody needs some ice cream.
  14. nitetrain

    nitetrain Crew Chief

    Since no one liked my opinion and what I wrote.

    I encourage everyone to go to and read the article entitled " 4 Burning Questions. What is to be done with the Cup and Truck Schedules?"
    Also read the comments at the bottom of the page.
    Thank you.
  15. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    no need, we have some of the best apocalyptic future tellers in the business right here. The Front stretchers should come over here, they could pick up some tips. This is the place where the B.S. flies and every day we are reminded that the future is grim. :dunce::punkrocke
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  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

  17. Privateer

    Privateer Crew Chief

    I agree all discussion about schedule change is pointless.

    Forget about what tracks are good or bad, this is all going to be decided by people in suits in a boardroom and the discussion will center around money. And unless someone here wants to share their public identity as one of the powerbrokers, we're not going to be privy to any of it. Neither will the journalists.
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  18. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Yep it will be IMS or Dover losing a race and IDK if that will happen or not. Probably not.
  19. Privateer

    Privateer Crew Chief

    If Indianapolis lost their race, that's a serious FU to the teams. What races pay more in purse other than Daytona?
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  20. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I’ll be really surprised if Indy loses a race, it will admit failure and I don’t see how that could be spun positively
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  21. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    If a specific track is turning off Fans, why go there and lose money at other events?
    Over all money is what drives Nascar, not just any one event. If that were true, why not build 10 Daytona tracks? Fans want variety and Nascar gave them 1.5 mile tracks. Fans said no thank you and left to find something else to do.
    Example: I never liked Bristol nor do I enjoy Plate racing. However there are 31 other races that interest me so I watch. Now I also like the new Bristol. I will never watch a race because HMS makes more money at that track.
  22. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  23. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

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  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I'm shocked
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  25. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I wish they would have at least turned the schedule upside-down and ran the final 10 @

    Las Vegas
    and finish up @ the Daytona 500

  26. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Martinsville gets to keep this awful winter date. **** man.
  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I will start to stop watching this sport if they don't take off at least 2 races from the schedule to new tracks when the new contracts start. I am tired of investing in ISC shareholders and Bruton Smith's shareholders bank accounts.

    And the lack of changes or even weather fixes for next year (Atlanta, Martinsville, Las Vegas in September) is ridiculous.
  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Me too.

    I just can't understand why they didn't screw the broadcasters schedules over while simultaneously bull-dozing a billion and a half dollars worth of plant and equipment, purchase The Rock and North Wilkesboro properties and spend 600 million refurbishing them. Makes no sense at all.
  30. AtomicPunk55

    AtomicPunk55 Crew Chief

    There is no such thing as a bad race, all the commercials for the broadcasts are sold and the racing has never been better than today so why ruin a good thing by making unnecessary changes?.....:)
  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This was never about 2019.

    Weather...yeah, they probably could've made some changes in that regard.
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  32. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    My opinion on all this and I might very well be wrong is that this will all be much to do about nothing when it comes time to redo the schedule. I bet 10 years from now th schedule will be pretty close to what we have now. As for Trucks and Xfinity, that might be up for grabs
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  33. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Then you might as well stop watching meow, everything is locked in more or less with the current TV deal, its hard to foresee any major changes to schedule right meow.

    I agree that NASCAR should of tried to do something with a few of tracks to avoid weather being a factor.
  34. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    I don’t see the Sunday afternoon Vegas race being as successful as they hope it will be. They probably should have swapped it with Charlotte. That way the chase starts out in their largest market, and not during a cloudless 100+ degree day. Also the whole scheduling Atlanta and martinsville during a time that the average highs rarely exceed 50, is just brain dead stubbornness. Isc could easily swap the talladega and Martinsville dates, and smi should have no issues swapping Texas and Atlanta’s dates.
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  35. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Don't worry I don't watch the races on Sundays. The TV contracts and the contracts with the schedule are two different things.
  36. sky

    sky Zombie Zoom LLC

    Pitiful they won't even fix the weather **** ups plus Kansas in mid/late October? You gotta be kidding.
  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    The average temperature at Kansas is in the 60's to 70's wtf is the problem?
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  38. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    IDK, this year it was in the 70s for the Atlanta race. That works for me. Martinsville sucked though. The problem is you never know about the weather.
    I just don't get what everyone is saying. I do not see a single race in 2019 that is being run on the same date as 2018. Every one of them has changed!
  39. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    You are being sarcastic right?;)
  40. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    Cut 6 races, start the season in March, end the season in October. Remove 1 race from Michigan, Pocono, Texas, Kansas, Vegas, Dover, Phoenix, Talladega. Give Iowa a race.

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