Interest builds around possible changes to NASCAR schedule

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Pretty sure, you already have Portland International Raceway for that. Try getting a NASCAR event there first

Yeah, I don't know how much would be have to be done to draw NASCAR there honestly. Does anybody know if the track is NASCAR ready?
 

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I know, I'm just stating my opinion..

Plus, North Wilkesboro will basically need to be rebuilt.. The facilities were behind even by 1996 Cup standards.. I can't imagine how outdated they are by 2021 standards
You might be right but when push comes to shove, I think Marcus is going to spend SMI’s money the way he wants to.
 

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Yeah, I don't know how much would be have to be done to draw NASCAR there honestly. Does anybody know if the track is NASCAR ready?

The facilities are quite primitive. It's owned by the city and managed by Portland Parks & Rec, not a private owner who might invest in major upgrades. Truck Series seems most likely if NASCAR were interested, they were of course there in the 90s.
 

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The facilities are quite primitive. It's owned by the city and managed by Portland Parks & Rec, not a private owner who might invest in major upgrades. Truck Series seems most likely if NASCAR were interested, they were of course there in the 90s.
They were good enough for Indycar though
 

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They were good enough for Indycar though

That says something, doesn't it? Unless major things have been done that I am not aware of, it doesn't have the kind of suites, etc. that are commonplace at NASCAR destinations. While I have never been to a street race, I have walked the course at Long Beach. Temporary hospitality types of things are fine in that environment because you are in the middle of a city--the hospitality is already there. Temporary amenities at a permanent road course probably aren't acceptable...and that is what PIR once was--maybe different now, but I don't think so.
 

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No change required for Sonoma this year

Good that they can run Sonoma this year, sucks that it's the full layout though.. Honestly, after 2019, I wasn't impressed with the Carousel layout and think the 1998-2018 layout was probably the better one for stock cars
 

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