As this sport continues to bleed fans at a rate unprecedented in the entire history of spectator sports, more and more gimmicks will be tried by the management, still unaware that they are the CAUSE of the problem.
More to make Nascar Not Nascar anymore ....More 2021 Cup Schedule speculation floating around:
- Looks like Texas is losing one of it's two races, but gaining the All-Star Race as compensation.
- Chicagoland and Kentucky may both be dropped.
- The Bristol Spring Race becoming a dirt race seems to be gaining momentum.
- Rumors of there being SIX road course events on the 2021 schedule. Appears one addition will be COTA (hence Texas losing one), and possibly one of which being a new street course. There were rumors awhile back of NASCAR investigating a street course in Chicago around Soldier Field and one in LA. Nashville also recently announced a street course layout for an Indy Grand Prix in 2021 that NASCAR may be looking into as well.
More 2021 Cup Schedule speculation floating around:
Maybe I'm crazy, but I think most of the changes sound fun.
Bristol becoming a Dirt race ... No WAY ... Bristol has two excellent races a year, particularly the Night race ... changing to a dirt track, not a good idea IMO ...
I don't mind them once in a while, but 6 is just TOOOOOO many.At least in the case of that one, it's only for the Spring race...they aren't permanently converting Bristol into a dirt track. The Night Race will still be its usual self on the usual paved surface. Bristol trucked in dirt back in the early 2000s for a couple of World of Outlaws events (video from one of them), which is what they are trying here. Since NASCAR started doing the annual Truck Series dirt race in Eldora a few years back, there have been some wanting Cup to run an old school dirt race, but no dirt track out there was big enough to support a Cup series race, so they are apparently going to give this a shot instead. Heck...maybe it falls on its face and becomes a one-time oddity. I'll admit I'm a big dirt guy even being a Tony Stewart fan, but what the heck...I'll keep an open mind for one.
Who are these people that Nascar says want these changes?
That used to be RJR (Winston) and their rep was the late T. Wayne Robertson, a natural marketer, who understood just who Winstons were for and just who NASCAR fans were.
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