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2020 NASCAR Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Chicagoland Speedway was a product of the Nascar boom, back when the series could even hold its own against football. It wouldn't be missed now; what few local fans are left can just drive 3-4 hours in a number of directions to get their fix.
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  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    There’s no event information about the Wednesday, May 27, race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, so let me overthink a few things.

    That race replaces Sears Point on the schedule, which costs the Cup Series a road-course date. That race is listed at 500 kilometers rather than miles (it comes in at about 310 miles), and the road-course circuit has been enormously popular with fans, so …

    Are we about to get the Roval on prime-time TV?
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    And Bruton owns both tracks.

    I haven’t watched either of the roval races. How is the actual racing?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Here they are:

  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work here:

    Updates to the Cup Series schedule after Charlotte:

    • Bristol, Food City 500, May 31
    • Atlanta, QuikTrip 500, June 7
    • Martinsville, Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, June 10 (yep, that’s a Wednesday night)
    • Homestead-Miami, Dixie Vodka 400, June 14
    • Talladega, Geico 500, June 21

    All mid-afternoon EDT starts except for the Wednesday night show at Martinsville, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Most of those look like good days to wear shorts.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Oh, and some of you may be interested in Sunday’s starting lineup, which was set by random draw last night.

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Worth noting that all five were tracks that had races postponed during the hiatus, so this stretch will make them whole.
    They canceled/postponed the races at Kansas and Michigan, to go along with the previous races stripped from Chicago, Richmond and Sonoma.
    The doubleheader at Pocono is supposed to be the weekend after Talladega, but that's not looking real good at the moment given the climate in Pennsylvania.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    The guess here is "doubtful."

    If they run the 600 on a Sunday night, and the next race is Wednesday night, that leaves precious little time to reconfigure the facility. Additionally, are the lights that light up the oval bright enough to light up the parts of the infield that the Roval uses?

    But I've been wrong before ...
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    This draw does not look all that random to me.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    They did it by segmenting the points standings, with the top 12 first and the noncharter teams last.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    OK, that makes more sense.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Update: Wrecky Stenhouse ricked on the first lap.

    Umm … looks wrong … yeah, fuck it. We’re going with it. It’s not that wrong.
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