I see the schedule modification as a way to focus on quality tracks that are in demand, while gaining some added short track options. If they run fewer races (say 28 like some speculation) that reduces payouts and expense for the race teams. Helps to reign in costs during a time when sponsor money is weakening. Not sure what that does to TV money but seriously doubt they get the same amount. If a couple of mid-week events were desired, I’d hope they were exhibitions at short tracks staged like the LMS local series are, with heats and a feature. That makes the prep time manageable while keeping expenses low.