So I was sitting here last night, thinking about how lame NASCAR's "impactful" schedule changes were, and thought I'd make my own schedule. So here's what I would've done.
What stays the same: Daytona, Talladega, Charlotte, Bristol, Richmond (one race will switch to daytime, Martinsville and New Hampshire retain their 2 races (sorry, but Loudon's the only Cup track in New England.....WE NEED TWO RACES). at.
What changes: Homestead is no longer the season finale. Dover loses one race but goes back to 500 miles (we need a couple of good endurance races a year), Kansas is dropped from the schedule completely (screw their casino....what a bunch of bull), Pocono loses one race and it's reduced to a 400 miler, Michigan loses a date, Fontana loses a date, Phoenix loses a date (the Chase one), Texas loses a date (from the Chase), Chicago does not get a second date, Atlanta keeps it's one race, but is moved back to being the last race on the schedule......gotta respect tradition. Also, The Glen, Indy, and Infineon stay, but move.
What's new: Iowa, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, Laguna Seca, ORP, Rockingham (2 races), and North Wilkesboro.
And here's how it would look all put together:
Charlotte (Memorial Day)
Daytona (4th of July-ish)
Richmond (Chase Cut-off)
Darlington (Labor day--Chase Opener)
It's a little rough seeing as though I didn't factor in holidays and off-weekends, but you catch my drift. Thoughts?
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