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superman

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2018 NASCAR
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:34:03 PM »
NASCAR released starting times for the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series races.

The March Martinsville race will start at 2:00 pm

The October Martinsville race will start 30 minutes earlier next year than this year's race. New start time is 2:30 pm

No night time Cup races at Martinsville in 2018.

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Re: 2018 NASCAR
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 12:37:50 PM »
Dang it. Well, it HAS to be coming soon. Our area and the sport in general needs it to happen. The popularity of NASCAR has been on the decline over the past few years with the yearly changes to the Chase and the playoffs, to the neverending turn away from iconic race track to the cookie-cutter tracks. Those are snoozefests!

And NASCAR lacks any real characters or unique drivers anymore. Its a shame.
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Re: 2018 NASCAR
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:15:39 PM »
Dang it. Well, it HAS to be coming soon. Our area and the sport in general needs it to happen. The popularity of NASCAR has been on the decline over the past few years with the yearly changes to the Chase and the playoffs, to the neverending turn away from iconic race track to the cookie-cutter tracks. Those are snoozefests!

And NASCAR lacks any real characters or unique drivers anymore. Its a shame.

A night race would likely not be as much of a boon for our local economy compared to a traditional 3 day weekend. The layout for this past fall race weekend was NASCAR's "enhanced" weekend format that is designed to cut team costs and give fans more bang for their buck in a condensed weekend. This is close to what a night race weekend would be like. Teams and a majority of the fans are in town for 2 days or less compared to the traditional 3 days.

i'm nervous the only way we will have an actual night race is if a race gets moved closer to the middle of the year. if thats the case, one of our races could get moved to somewhere else - Iowa maybe since it's a short track and ISC manages it. The 5-year sanction deal ends 2020. That didn't stop New Hampshire from losing a date to Vegas next year.

I'm glad ratings are finally up this year over last year for the 10 chase races. The last 2 races of the year are sellouts.