Do you think NASCAR should Shorten Their Racing Season? Would NASCAR consider changes?
On Friday at Dover International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. addressed whether NASCAR needed to alter its current schedule that includes 36 points and two non-points races.
“I would think that shortening up the schedule is probably the last thing I would expect to happen,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday at Dover. “I can imagine a lot of crazy things happening before that would. There’s just too much money involved. There’s too much money moving around and changing hands for a half-dozen dates to be cut from the schedule. The impact on the economy in those areas per race that would be removed, the politics are too thick for anything like that to ever occur.
“I do know that there isn’t enough demand at the current time, and the model that the NFL uses is a pretty productive model. They seem to have it about right. When you’re a football fan you can’t wait for the season to start and it seems like an eternity before it does, and when it’s here it’s gone just as fast and you can’t wait for the next one. You are just enamored with it all the time. You’re just trying to get all the information you can get.
“So, they have a good model and I think that shortening the season would be a good thing, and would definitely sort of change some things for the better. But, I just don’t think that even a possibility, more of a daydream than anything else. It will never be a reality I don’t believe.”
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