Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Biggreen695, Aug 30, 2018.
ARCA or K&N next year would be a nice start. Even CARS or another late model tour.
I wonder how the festival is going over there, from what I’ve seen on Twitter it has been an absolute disaster with traffic issues and weather. It’s even been called FyreFestival 2.0. Yikes. I saw on Reddit someone got into the track but they didn’t post any pictures, I was More interested in pictures of the track to see how it’s doing.
Traffic is a disaster because ncdot has been dragging their feet in widening the highway and they're in the middle of road construction.
100k+ people there yesterday was the report.
We had some wicked weather come through about 430 this afternoon that caused some damage locally. They evacuated the event.
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I have seen on Twitter people got into the track, the Rock itself doesn’t look half bad. Looks like they kept the place up. So if indeed NCdot finishes their traffic project, it could accommodate Cup traffic?
I scrolled through the pissing and moaning on Facebook
Looks like it's a staffing issue and traffic control is the major issue. They're making people come down 177 and circle around to us1. Not the way to do it IMO.
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It accommodated Cup traffic before. A Cup race would be reserved seating and the place only seats maybe 35 or 40K these days.
Developing a traffic plan is one of the more minor obstacles to overcome to get a NASCAR touring series. Finding a hole in a schedule is much bigger.
Just some more about the festival from The Rock. Which wasnt even at the Rock, it was at the Drag Strip.
Kind of relieved I couldn't go to Epicenter. Sounded like an Epicshitshow.
I can't believe that small strip of highway still isn't completed. They were working on that sh!t when I went there in 2009.
Actually, I lied. I can. NCDOT is horrendous at this. Same agency that celebrated opening an interstate expansion 20 years behind schedule.
I looked at a lot of the festival promos and could tell it was going to be at the drag strip. I’ve never understood what this event has to do with the oval. The strip is a separate property and business with a different owner and always has been.
I guess I don't share the same optomism that some do. I don't think cup racing is going to show up any time soon. just keeping the doors open is a major accomplishment if they can do that. Sounds like having too many people is a good problem to have.
That's what confused me too. Both Daytona and Las Vegas host their music festivals inside of the speedway in the infield. It gives the actual venue exposure.
could be the place isn't ready to be trashed yet. They have oddles of space outside of the track
The festivals ads advertised the speedway itself, even had pictures of the oval in the logo.
IIRC, they signed a multi-year deal to hold the Epicenter festival at Rockingham Speedway. Although, after this fiasco, I'd be surprised if it happens next year. At the least, I could see it moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway like Carolina Rebellion before.
Yep, but the layout of the stages, booths, concessions, etc. showed everything on the drag strip side of the highway.
Yeah I didn't see. I planned on going but we had a big Legends race this weekend.
Again, looks like it was a clusterfuck. Shame. They had a killer lineup.
Fyre Festival made for an awesome documentary though. I can't wait to see the documentaries about Epicenter, the Alliance of American Football, and Woodstock 50 (which is shaping up to be a calamity too).
What a time to be alive.
Yeah the weather was awful tickets went down to like $6 I would have gone without prior commitments. But I heard traffic getting in and out was ridiculous. Some bands like Tool didn't even get to play. And I know that's a hefty price tag. I'm sure they made some money but I bet you they didn't make as much as they thought they would.
Rockingham was always notorious for bad traffic after the race, why this surprised the new owners is baffling. Its a 2 lane highway
Okay, I'll bite. What is / was Fyre Festival?
A scam that left a bunch of people stuck on an island
meanwhile out west
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