Interest builds around possible changes to NASCAR schedule

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Here’s what he said.

The 2021 NASCAR Schedule

Phelps was clear: Nothing to announce yet. NASCAR is continuing to finalize a plan for racing next year, and did not set forth a date for when that announcement is coming. NASCAR released its full 2020 schedule in March of 2019. The pandemic hit in March of this year and inevitably caused delays in planning for 2021.
The sport is considering implementing some of the format changes and new venues it tried this year. For example, the Daytona road course is in consideration to be added as a non-points race next year, although Phelps said he said he “doesn’t see” the road course replacing a second Daytona race.
“So the question is really do you add the Daytona road course as a third Daytona event, or a fourth if you’re going to include the Clash?” Phelps said.
 

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Opening the season on the weeknight the Clash was moved to sounds fun and they had already turned that event into a road course race anyways, but I have to wonder which track loses out in that scenario. So far they haven’t indicated they would expand the points-paying calendar. Regardless, it’s good they’re still working to make changes despite the difficult circumstances.
 

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The article says "long straights like Martinsville but high banks of Bristol" should be interesting!!!!

See- Thompson Speedway, CT.
 

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I love short tracks but this place actually puts on good racing and wouldn't be near the top of my list of tracks to tear up and start over.

I'd put Chicago, Michigan, Texas, Las Vegas, Indy and even pocono ahead of California

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Would like to see several tracks get a make over honestly. I don’t expect to see too much of the concept play out, but it would be refreshing to a degree.

exciting to see how the Next Gen speedway plays out in the coming seasons.
 

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I love short tracks but this place actually puts on good racing and wouldn't be near the top of my list of tracks to tear up and start over.

I'd put Chicago, Michigan, Texas, Las Vegas, Indy and even pocono ahead of California

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I would have put Chicago and Kentucky at the very top of the list. Indy will NEVER be changed. Its suitability as a NASCAR track is not even a consideration.
 

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Has there been any confirmation on the Auto Club/California short track in regards to racing surface? Concrete, pavement, dirt, etc?
 

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I couldn't disagree more. In the last 15 years, we have had more exciting Indy 500's than the first 85+- years combined. I don't think the Cup races there are as bad as some people like to let on (certainly no worse than Pocono has been lately) and if NASCAR actually fixes the cars, I think it could be quite good. I think Pocono would be the perfect place to do a hybrid roval-conventional road course.
 
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