Is a street race next for the cup/xfinity/trucks?

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We know that NASCAR is doing what it can to stay innovative and relevant, regardless of your opinions on their attempts. We know that their are looking at an i racing street race - see above link.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see these heavy cars on a street course. The pavement would almost be guaranteed to be weathered and be he ll on tires. they could make it a street road course or even "roval-like". Race in the rain on the street. No splitter.

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So far the standard operating procedure of the new regime (after Brian) hints at what they plan to do before they do it. This leaking out about Chicago being the setting and having the city's government block traffic so they can scan the track for iRacing means Nascar and the powers that be at Chicago have been working together and it's more than just having an iRacing game happening in the future. Then Ben Kennedy is talking about how they used the iRacing scan to make changes to the Daytona road course before they ran the race, so it looks like iRacing is the prototype design program for laying out a track and testing it before it is used for real (they did that for Bristol also, Chili Bowl). Pretty sure where there is smoke there is fire for Chicago.
 

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I'm not a fan of street courses but if we do one I can't figure out why Chicago?

Sounds like a perfect opportunity to serve the Pacific northwest. The excuse always was the large amount of rain they get, well we can do this in the rain....

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Can you imagine how cool it would be to hear those cars roaring through the streets? I think American street course races (St. Pete, Long Beach) are pretty awesome so I'd be down for this
 

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The problem I see with street courses is there is hardly any room to pass, even the indy cars seem to struggle with passing. I don't really follow indy cars but on occasion I'll watch a race and that's what my untrained eye sees.
 

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The problem I see with street courses is there is hardly any room to pass, even the indy cars seem to struggle with passing. I don't really follow indy cars but on occasion I'll watch a race and that's what my untrained eye sees.
Here is 5 minutes worth (green, white, checker) of a Nascar street race. It isn't like an Indycar race.

 

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The problem I see with street courses is there is hardly any room to pass, even the indy cars seem to struggle with passing. I don't really follow indy cars but on occasion I'll watch a race and that's what my untrained eye sees.
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I'm all for it. This series is the most diverse in the world now as far as the challenges these drivers face. Big ovals, short ovals, drafting tracks, road courses, a dirt track and now a street course? Hell yes. NASCAR drivers take on nearly every discipline of racing in a season now. It's absolutely fantastic.
 

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I'm all for it, I think it'll help to pump the sport back up. I've never been to a street course race of any kind, but I've heard that the IndyCar street course weekends have a big festival feel to them that's fantastic for the spectator.

You've gotta figure not only do you have the population of residents in the cities but also even people from outside of the major cities are inclined to go since there are other things to do before and after the racing. I would rather go to a race in the streets of Boston for example than go to Loudon because in Boston I can see a race *and* enjoy the city while I'm there.
 

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I'm all for it, I think it'll help to pump the sport back up. I've never been to a street course race of any kind, but I've heard that the IndyCar street course weekends have a big festival feel to them that's fantastic for the spectator.

You've gotta figure not only do you have the population of residents in the cities but also even people from outside of the major cities are inclined to go since there are other things to do before and after the racing. I would rather go to a race in the streets of Boston for example than go to Loudon because in Boston I can see a race *and* enjoy the city while I'm there.
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I have no clue but how do they do ticket revenue for a street course? I mean they really can't have stands so its usually people that live along the course having parties. I know they block people from getting to close to the actual course so I think in person ticket sales would be low?

Maybe they don't care as long as the TV money is good? I know other series do it, but I don't really know enough about it to know how they handle fans.

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I have no clue but how do they do ticket revenue for a street course? I mean they really can't have stands so its usually people that live along the course having parties. I know they block people from getting to close to the actual course so I think in person ticket sales would be low?

Maybe they don't care as long as the TV money is good? I know other series do it, but I don't really know enough about it to know how they handle fans.

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In the clips at posts 10 and 12, you can see bleacher seating
 

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In the clips at posts 10 and 12, you can see bleacher seating
Yeah I just imagine no matter the ticket sales will be nothing like a road course because its thru a city so space that you could put bleachers and charge for attendance has to be limited.

Also I imagine a street course would have its challenges when it comes to allowing fans to wonder around to different parts of the track. To me this is a made for tv type race

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for fans a road course is a lot like a rally race. Pick your corner.
 
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