How does NASCAR reduce the chaos on overtime restarts at road courses? This commentary explores possible solutions for consideration. The answer is not an easy one.
The NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas/COTA was one of the best races in a long time, providing good racing action for everyone, The race showcases varying pit strategies, red-hot battles on the track, and drivers having to walk the delicate tightrope between running hard enough to hold position while trying to conserve fuel. Sadly, the entertainment value of the race came undone at the end with a late caution leading to several overtime restarts and chaos.
The ‘New Atlanta is what NASCAR and SMI envisioned–a better race! But what about the fans? This commentarygives readers fuel for thought. NOTE: Commentary delayed due to illness and recovery issues.
After the end of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR and track owners, Speedway Motorsports Inc. embarked on a multi-million dollar renovation of the facility. The worn-out surface was repaved. More critically, the entire track was re-profiled. The banking in the turns increased from 24 to 28 degrees, and the turns were narrowed by more than ten feet.
A Fan at the Track: Talladega Spring Weekend 2022 is from Fan4Racing contributor Michael Orzel after attending his favorite track.
Since moving to Eastern Mississippi a few years ago, the two-hour trip east to Talladega Superspeedway is a must for NASCAR events. Every season, I enjoy going to several races at various tracks. And while I enjoy the unique personality of every track, nothing comes close to the Talladega ‘experience.’
‘COMMENTARY: Stop Whining about Respect and Focus on Racing’ is an opinion piece by writer Mike Orzel and may not reflect that of Fan4Racing.
A common complaint lately is about drivers not showing ‘respect’ on the track. This trend was on full display this weekend at Martinsville and hit the high-water mark for what is becoming a far-too-common theme in post-race (or post-crash) interviews. Some drivers feel they have been wronged by their fellow competitors, and lately, they seem to be willing to chalk it up to a lack of respect on the track.