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Old 05-23-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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They will do damn near anything to prop up that god awful Brickyard 400. I hope attendance at Indy continues to dwindle so that canceling the event becomes a real possibility.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Site

2/11 Daytona International Speedway (Clash / Daytona 500 Qualifying)

2/15 Daytona International Speedway (Duel)

2/18 Daytona 500

2/25 Atlanta Motor Speedway

3/4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

3/11 Phoenix International Raceway

3/18 Auto Club Speedway

3/25 Martinsville Speedway

4/8 Texas Motor Speedway

4/15 Bristol Motor Speedway

4/21 Richmond International Raceway

4/29 Talladega Superspeedway

5/6 Dover International Speedway

5/12 Kansas Speedway

5/19 Charlotte Motor Speedway (Monster Energy All-Star Race)

5/27 Charlotte Motor Speedway

6/3 Pocono Raceway

6/10 Michigan International Speedway

6/24 Sonoma Raceway

7/1 Chicagoland Speedway

7/7 Daytona International Speedway

7/14 Kentucky Speedway

7/22 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

7/29 Pocono Raceway

8/5 Watkins Glen International

8/12 Michigan International Speedway

8/18 Bristol Motor Speedway

9/2 Darlington Raceway

9/9 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

9/16 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

9/22 Richmond International Raceway

9/30 Charlotte Motor Speedway

10/7 Dover International Speedway

10/14 Talladega Superspeedway

10/21 Kansas Speedway

10/28 Martinsville Speedway

11/4 Texas Motor Speedway

11/11 Phoenix International Raceway

11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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They will do damn near anything to prop up that god awful Brickyard 400. I hope attendance at Indy continues to dwindle so that canceling the event becomes a real possibility.

Yes, but a road course in the chase.. Which people have been asking for.

Honestly, I think the road courses are some of the best racing now. Those are two that I make sure to watch, plus the 3 in Xfinity.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I agree, the road courses are the best to watch now. Gordon's thinking 'why didn't you add the race course to start with?!' haha He might have won that 5th championship.

I wish they'd change homestead as the last race. The last race needs to be something that can shake up the standings, rather than the boring follow the leader mile and a half.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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I wish they'd change homestead as the last race. The last race needs to be something that can shake up the standings, rather than the boring follow the leader mile and a half.
Meh.. It's representative of the vast majority of tracks. Honestly, they could stick Charlotte or Kansas or Chicago or any other 1.5 mile track in that spot.

Ending the season on a Talladega or Road Course or something.. Doesn't really appeal to me.

I could be swayed by Michigan.. That's something of a unique track in that it's 2 miles and because of the extra length, you often have to dot all the I's and cross the T's to avoid blowing a motor because the RPMs are sustained for so long there.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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Really a pretty good HoF class, IMO

All deserving.. Maybe a handful you look at and say if they're getting in now, it raises concerns for the quality of the next few years.. But.. They all deserve to be in..

Ray Evernham
Robert Yates
Red Byron
Ken Squier
Ron Hornaday
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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I think everyone realizes NASCAR is in deep sh#t........why they don't get a small group of owners, drivers and longtime fans together to form some type of focus group is beyond me, and I do realize that this isn't going to happen........but changing track schedules, track configuration, track surfaces and more is a desperate last attempt to regain what they lost....................they need to wake up and try keeping what fans they have, not getting back to the glory days of packed racetracks. Americans have shown with their wallets that once the shine has gone they are all the more eager to move on with their money.

Good read:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ing/102240916/
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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congrats to austin dillon for winning his first cup race. and a nice job doing it on fuel economy as well.
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: CT
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I think everyone realizes NASCAR is in deep sh#t........why they don't get a small group of owners, drivers and longtime fans together to form some type of focus group is beyond me, and I do realize that this isn't going to happen........but changing track schedules, track configuration, track surfaces and more is a desperate last attempt to regain what they lost....................they need to wake up and try keeping what fans they have, not getting back to the glory days of packed racetracks. Americans have shown with their wallets that once the shine has gone they are all the more eager to move on with their money.

Good read:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ing/102240916/
The problem is, that focus group would be NASCAR trying to be all things to all people. I realize they are a business and trying to survive into the future, so they balance what attracts the boomer generation and what may appeal to millenials. It's tough, the boomers come from the muscle car era, big V-8's, bigger cars, American iron, beer and smokes. The millenials didn't come from there, much smaller Asian and Euro cars with a lot of built in technology, front wheel drive, energy drinks and cell phones, a different style altogether. Changing schedules and changing rules every year is an obvious act of desperation, and it isn't likely going to help attendance. I've said before, in other threads, the sport is losing it's soul, if you want to know what I'm talking about, got to a local track and watch a race.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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congrats to austin dillon for winning his first cup race. and a nice job doing it on fuel economy as well.
DAMN, Jimmie ran out of gas... Glad to see Austin get the win, really glad it wasn't Kyle!
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