spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/21/20 9:13 p.m.

Autoweek article

 

According to the article one of the standard texas motor speedway weekends is going to be replaced with a weekend at COTA and TMS will be hosting the All Star Race.

I went to V8 supercars there in 2013 and it was an AMAZING SHOW.

I am so excited to go see this in person!!

 

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/21/20 9:47 p.m.

Oh snap, I'd watch that!

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/22/20 5:10 a.m.

Why not take Cup to Road America, NASCAR ?!?!?

Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter)
Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/22/20 11:04 a.m.

IMHO NASCAR is making a lot of really smart moves.  I believe this is a result (at least in part) because Jim France has risen to the top leadership spot.

With the new car coming in 2022 I see NASCAR and IMSA looking more and more alike and even possibly sharing some race weekends.

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
9/22/20 11:38 a.m.
einy (Forum Supporter) said:

Why not take Cup to Road America, NASCAR ?!?!?

They've raced at Elkhart Lake. 

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
9/22/20 11:49 a.m.

I'm going to drive down there for that!

collinskl1
collinskl1 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/22/20 12:38 p.m.
frenchyd said:
einy (Forum Supporter) said:

Why not take Cup to Road America, NASCAR ?!?!?

They've raced at Elkhart Lake. 

It was called NASCAR Grand National back then - 1956. The Xfinity guys run there currently though.

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/22/20 12:54 p.m.

I'll be marshaling that event for sure. I enjoyed supercars there. Turn 15 for nascar should be interesting. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/22/20 12:59 p.m.

NASCAR on the Daytona road course this summer was entertaining--good, close racing. 

asphalt_gundam
asphalt_gundam New Reader
9/22/20 2:25 p.m.

The more Australian V8 supercar in NASCAR, the better if you ask me. 

earlybroncoguy1
earlybroncoguy1 New Reader
9/22/20 5:37 p.m.

20 minutes from my house, I'll be there.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/22/20 6:31 p.m.

Ideal support series: something from IMSA. 

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/22/20 7:21 p.m.
collinskl1 said:
frenchyd said:
einy (Forum Supporter) said:

Why not take Cup to Road America, NASCAR ?!?!?

They've raced at Elkhart Lake. 

It was called NASCAR Grand National back then - 1956. The Xfinity guys run there currently though.

Talking modern day Cup to be clear.  The Xfinity cars are a blast to watch at RA, and the Cup cars would just add to that.  Plus, it’s my childhood home track!

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/22/20 7:45 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Ideal support series: something from IMSA. 

Champcar 3 hour races would be awesome!

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon HalfDork
9/24/20 1:55 p.m.
Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) said:

IMHO NASCAR is making a lot of really smart moves.  I believe this is a result (at least in part) because Jim France has risen to the top leadership spot.

With the new car coming in 2022 I see NASCAR and IMSA looking more and more alike and even possibly sharing some race weekends.

Jim was Brian's boss ever since Bill jr passed away.

Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter)
Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/24/20 5:14 p.m.

In reply to MotorsportsGordon :

My understanding is that Jim was focused more on IMSA than on NASCAR.  I did not realize the hierarchy prior to Brian's departure.

As a related note, I very much enjoy following DrunkenBrianFrance on Twitter.

 

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