I learn your article the place Chase Elliott talked about shortening the Cup Collection season to keep away from so many weekends of competing with the NFL for consideration. Shortening the season to 30 or 32 races helps clear up that, proper? (From G.M. by way of Yahoo.com)
I feel we’re the usual 36 factors races plus the Busch Mild Conflict and the All-Star Race for years to come back.
Everybody tries to remain out of the best way of the NFL on Sundays, and for good cause. Curiosity within the league dwarfs that in all the things else. Even the NBA, which instructions extra consideration than any of the opposite crew sports activities, steers clear and waits till after the Tremendous Bowl to spice up the variety of Sunday video games by 50%.
There’s no means for NASCAR to utterly keep away from the NFL and nonetheless adhere to a nine-month season. In truth, shortening the schedule creates extra issues than it solves. The TV networks want high quality dwell programming on weekends, so Fox and NBC pay rather more per race (even after the game allocates a few of that income to the Xfinity and vans collection) than NASCAR can absorb by ticket income and merchandising on race day. Fewer races translate to much less TV cash and fewer cash general.
Equally essential, sponsors plaster their logos and advertising and marketing messages on automobiles to be seen on TV, which supplies a considerably bigger viewers than the grandstands do. Decreasing the variety of races would hit groups exhausting in that division.
If NASCAR needs to remain at 36 races however not go head-to-head with soccer as typically, mid-week racing is among the few choices, although not a very good one. Races would have to be scheduled at night time, which instantly impacts mid-week attendance.
Additionally, jamming races into the center of the week creates stretches of three races in eight days. Doing that even twice a season presents a hardship for groups, particularly the small ones. Think about a one- or two-car crew wrecking a main automobile in qualifying and damaging the backup within the race on Sunday. They might get one other backup onto the hauler Monday morning and ship the broken automobiles dwelling. However God forbid they wreck one other automobile on Wednesday after which must qualify once more on Saturday afternoon.
Calling Ty Gibbs a rookie subsequent 12 months can be a joke. If he runs the rest of the Cup schedule this 12 months, he’ll have practically half a season beneath his belt. (From P.E. by way of Gmail.com)
Don’t get bent out of practice in regards to the Rookie of the 12 months award. As issues stand now, the dignity will come right down to Gibbs or Noah Gragson, and Gragson can be making his 13th begin on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The award is meaningless, simply one other trophy handy out on the banquet.
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