Tracks that you'd like to see NASCAR run

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  1. MIracingfan

    MIracingfan Tire changer

    I haven't spent much time on this forum, and this is my first thread, so if this is the wrong place, feel free to move it, delete it, delete my account. I was just wondering the consensus here of what tracks we miss / want these 40 drivers to run on. For example, I really miss Rockingham Speedway. So many fun moments at that track, so many grooves to run on, and I believe that they still test there. I'd kill a Texas race for one at Rockingham. I also think that the Pocono road course would've been a better choice than the Charlotte Roval. If only North Wilkesboro was still alive...

    Anyway how about you guys?
     
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  2. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

  3. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Any track that is not a 1.5 mile track.
     
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  4. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Rockingham, North Wilkesboro, IRP, Nashville (the short track), Iowa, Road America, VIR, Barber. I would love for about a half dozen Cup cars to be able to go to Le Mans like they did the 70's.
     
  5. Biggreen695

    Biggreen695 Team Owner

    Rockingham. I pass by the speedway at least 2-3x a week. It breaks my heart to see it sitting there wasting away....


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  6. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Do you know de way?
     
  7. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Cup series dates at Gateway, Iowa

    Cup and Xfinity at Sebring
     
  8. mack

    mack Team Owner

    North Wilkesboro, Nashville Fairgrounds, Ontario Motor Speedway, Oxford Plains, and Hickory Motor Speedway. No more plate races or 1.5 milers.
     
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  9. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    It has been absolutely beaten to death here.

    We're pretty "locked in" with the tracks Cup goes to between ISC and SMI. Indy is here to stay. That leaves Dover and Pocono as the only 2 independent tracks left on the schedule. IMO, one of them lose a date that will go to Iowa within the decade.

    I do feel like there is more "hope" for a resurgence in the trucks and Xfinity series for more tracks. My "wet dream" for either series would be Thompson or Stafford here in CT to get a race. Stafford is very tight with NASCAR it always seems (example...Ray Evernham is doing the command to start engines this April, Mike Joy pokes his head in once in a while, the Arute family still owns the track).
     
  10. joe h

    joe h Crew Chief

    New Smyrna put on a hell of a show last night. But the question is, is it the track, the drivers, or the cars that produce great racing? Is it possible for a great race to take place on a 1.5 mile trioval? Who decided, and why was it decided, that all tracks need to look like Charlotte?
     
  11. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Lucas Oil Raceway (IRP)
    Kern County
    Winchester Speedway :wub: (Indiana)
    South Boston Speedway
    Greenville-Pickens Speedway
    Myrtle Beach Speedway
    New Jersey Motorsports Park
    Evergreen Speedway
    Colorado National Speedway
    Irwindale Event Center
    Elko Speedway
    Five Flags Speedway
    New Smyrna Speedway
    The Bullring at LVMS
    The Dirt Track at Charlotte
    Toledo Speedway
     
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  12. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion

    I’d like to trade out a Kansas race and New Hampshire’s race for Wilkesboro and Rockingham back on the schedule. I’d also like to see an Iowa night race and Nashville Fairgrounds get a crack at it. As for road courses, I’d put up a October playoff race at Road America against any Roval idea or road course, a fall Midwest race would be pretty cool IMO .
     
  13. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    Burke Lakefront Airport course in Cleveland.
     
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  14. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Cup and Xfinity at Sebring[/QUOTE]


    You betcha! :booya:
     
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  15. MIracingfan

    MIracingfan Tire changer

    I'm not sure, but I believe it started with the Atlanta remodel. That track used to be shaped like homestead and still produced great racing. Dunno why they made it into a Charlotte clone though. I think every track should be unique. Is there a good kidney bean track out there? That'd be a lot of fun
     
  16. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I’d like to see the Cup series take on Eldora, Gateway and Iowa. As for road courses, just make Michigan a one weekend track and make both races at Mid Ohio in August as Xfinity is already there.

    Only problem with road courses honestly are the TV ratings, I believe they were some of the worst last season but don’t have the exact numbers
     
  17. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Bowman Gray
     
  18. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    MoSport
     
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  19. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    ITT: A bunch of tracks that are woefully unprepared to host a major NASCAR event in located towns that are unprepared to handle a NASCAR event.
     
  20. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Rockingham, North Wilkesboro, Iowa, Road America.
     
  21. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    This.

    We can want any track we want but ISC and SMI aren't going to voluntarily turn loose any of their dates. Most of the tracks suggested aren't capable of hosting Cup or Xfinity races, assuming those tracks want national series weekends in the first place (some don't; too expensive).
     
  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I recall most tri- and quad-ovals were designed so the tracks could host as many different types of racing as possible. Specifically, the idea was to add open wheel race dates.
     
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  23. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Thompson would be a great place for the trucks or Xfinity, Stafford has so much history of great drives, both place do . I could see the trucks going to one of these tracks, they want to get back to short tracks like they raced in the begining.
     
  24. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Every track I listed is plenty capable of hosting at least a Truck Series or XFINITY Series race. Many of them have. Others host K&N, ARCA and major late model races that require a lot more preparation than you think.
     
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  25. hendrickfreak

    hendrickfreak Car Chief

    Road America, the rock, north wilkesboro, Iowa, serbering, Daytona road course, gateway, Canadian tire, eldora, and a street race
     
  26. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Nascar needs these type of tracks to get fans back.
     
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    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Two words: SAFER barriers.

    Myrtle Beach is explicitly not interested. They stopped applying for a Busch race back when they were still called Busch races.
     
  29. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    These tweets nail it.

    Yes, the "cookie cutter" tracks are all different in many ways, but they still look the same when you watch the race.
     
  30. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Like the ones at Eldora?

    Myrtle Beach has different management now.
     
  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I've never been sure how Tony was able to sneak that by, but I suspect it's because he's Tony. Maybe it's just the combination of the surface and track size, and that anything paved and larger may have to put them up. I remember Andy wasn't able to get a Truck date at the Rock without them.

    Have you heard the new management at MB express any interest? I recall they quit applying because it was no longer economically feasible. I'm back to the second part of my original post - how many of the mentioned tracks are interested?

    Don't get me wrong, I'd show up at many of these if they got weekends. I don't see any of them happening.
     
  32. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Rockingham's a one mile track, and it's high banked and damn fast. From my understanding, NASCAR wouldn't require them for tracks a half-mile or smaller.

    Once the existing ISC/SMI contract with NASCAR expires, I think we'll see some changes.
     
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  33. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Correct. The difference in what matters to driver or a race team compared to what matters to a fan in the seats or watching on TV. No matter how differently they all drive, they produce a VERY similar looking product, and it often isn't all that great.
     
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  34. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    Safer barriers? Traffic infrastructure? Those other series draw only a fraction that a Truck Series would draw, especially in the inaugural events.
     
  35. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Ever been to Pocono? The place is in the middle of nowhere with only a two lane back road in and out. Traffic infrastructure be damned.
     
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  36. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Many of the tracks I included have held NASCAR races before. Some not that long ago. One of the tracks I listed hosts the Snowball Derby which, let's not kid around, is a bigger draw than the Truck Series.
     
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  37. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    - Cup Series additions: Iowa, another road course
    - Xfinity: Gateway, IRP, Nashville Fairgrounds, and perhaps 1 more standalone.
    - Trucks should go to Las Vegas Bullring (already on the schedule and I still don't understand why it's so hard to make a few upgrades to suit it for Trucks), Charlotte Dirt Track (already on the schedule), perhaps maybe Memphis & Kern County eventually.
     

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