let the guessing game begin

riskybzns

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isc petitioned nascar to give kansas speedway a 2nd cup date beginning in 2011 which means someone will lose a race. an announcement should be made later this summer.
 

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Both of ACS's races are during the time of year you DON'T want to race in Kansas Speedway.

Phoenix, on the other hand, has a very nice April race that would fit nicely in KCK.

Take away the Spring Martinsville race, move PIR to that date, & give Kansas the April date.

They are not going to take a race away from ACS. Too much corporate involvement. Where as there is almost none at Martensville.

If it were up to me, I'd just give each track one race & leave it at that.
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isc petitioned nascar to give kansas speedway a 2nd cup date beginning in 2011 which means someone will lose a race. an announcement should be made later this summer.

This is fantastic news! Yet another race on another cookie cutter track. Boy, this is certainly exciting news. :bigahh:

No offense to those of you that desire a second date in Kansas or those of you looking forward to a Cup race in Kentucky but I don't get it. Apparently, in this case, the casino is the 'end all'. I imagine ISC will be getting it's cut from that. If they think that the casino will continue to pack them in for the distant future, they're mistaken. Just ask Dover.

IMO, if they were to remove a race from Martinsville for this type of track, that would rank right up there with the loss of Rockingham or when the Darlington race was taken away. Auto Club on the other hand. :scratch:
 

mghtx

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Take one from Pocono or Michigan. Or ACS.

It will most likely be Martinsville knowing how these bozos work and operate. And, of course, they will be able to give facts and figures as to WHY it's a good idea. It will boil down to money...for THEM.



Yet another race on another cookie cutter track. Boy, this is certainly exciting news.

I use to be SO against road courses, but not anymore. Because anythings better than another 1.5 mile track.
 

mghtx

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traveling to cali 3 times a year is becoming to much, especially this day in age.

Completely agree. And ACS should not EVER be after the 500. EVER.
 

mghtx

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they'll move the spring phoenix race after daytona

that wouldn't be too bad. that tracks ok. that would still be a long trip out though.
 

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Topics being discussed include shuffling the last 11 dates of the season so different venues could promote Chase races on a revolving basis. Another issue is geography and bouncing between coasts. While the Sprint Cup schedule is likely not to be shortened any time soon, the Nationwide schedule is under review. And by 2012, some Truck and NNS dates could move to weeknight shows. Certainly, the six tracks that have been mentioned as possible candidates for realignment include Kansas, Auto Club Speedway, Las Vegas, Atlanta, New Hampshire and Kentucky. At this point, it's up to the track owners to determine what they're willing to give up to make something happen. From an attendance standpoint, Fontana and Atlanta could both stand to lose a race. Time will tell whether Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith is serious about taking a date from New Hampshire - the only track that serves the New England area. The Fontana spring date is likely to fall, but what to put in its place? Phoenix is likely to move to an earlier date. One thing is for certain, Homestead-Miami Speedway stands to lose a chunk of change if the season finale is moved from that track. Ford has a contract to be the title sponsor through 2014 - but only if it's the last race of the season. An alternative placement for Las Vegas could be in the kick off position for the Chase, replacing the first race of the playoffs, which is currently being held in New Hampshire.