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General oval track discussion

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by German500, Jan 30, 2019.

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If all modern "cookie cutters" except one disappear from the calendar, which oval would you keep?

  1. Chicagoland Speedway

    3.1%
  2. Kansas Speedway

    21.9%
  3. Kentucky Speedway

    3.1%
  4. Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    12.5%
  5. Texas Motor Speedway

    9.4%
  6. California / AutoClub Speedway

    21.9%
  7. Atlanta Motor Speedway (Revamped)

    28.1%
  1. German500

    German500 Member

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    Hello, as one of the co-authors of the oval racetrack article in Wikipedia, I would like to open a general discussion on the subject in this forum.

    It was announced by NASCAR that they could make some major changes to the racing calendar from 2021 onwards. Assuming the unlikely and fictitious case would occur, all cookie cutter races would be replaced by shorttracks. Which of the racetracks would you like to keep and why?

    BTW: As traditional racetracks, I do not put Charlotte and Michigan for election.
     
  2. German500

    German500 Member

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    I would keep the Kansas Speedway because of some good races in past.

    Texas Motor Speedway can be replaced by COTA, Chicagoland by Iowa Speedway or Gateway, Kentucky by Memphis or Nashville, Atlanta Speedway by Road Atlanta and AutoClub by Irwindale or Mesa Marin. There would not be a substitute for Las Vegas.
     
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  3. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Same shit, different day. Admin

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    Mesa Marin closed in 2005 and the track no longer exists.
     
  4. joeykraus19

    joeykraus19 Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas Dirt Oval?
     
  5. ahspencer01

    ahspencer01 yikes

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    Idk why California is on here because it is definitely not a cookie cutter at all.
     
  6. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    Atlanta.

    I voted California, but that's not a cookie cutter. So Atlanta is my real answer I guess.
     
  7. starscream24

    starscream24 Captain of Unpopular Opinions.

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    I love how no one picked Texas.
     
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  8. German500

    German500 Member

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    They build a new one next to the old short track.
     
  9. German500

    German500 Member

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    Its a copy of Michigan Speedway and so for me a cookie cutter. Its simply another D-shaped tri-oval, but 2 instead of 1.5 miles in length.
     
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  10. Skyline

    Skyline Graphic Designer - Skyline Customs

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    If they fix back the track and put banking back in it'll be fine. I am not sure what bright individual thought making it flat and wide was a good idea but they need to be taken in a dark room and beaten.
     
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  11. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Same shit, different day. Admin

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    No, they didn't. The only other track is Kern County Raceway Park and it was built all the way across Bakersfield. The only thing built around the old track were subdivisions and a school.
     
  12. German500

    German500 Member

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    Okay, thats the track I remember.
     
  13. German500

    German500 Member

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    Interesting to see that the most unpopular track is the Kentucky Raceway. Built in 2000, they have 11 years to fight for a cup date. For Jeff Gordon fans, like me, this track is certainly a thorn in the side. The only one where he never won. Had the inclusion in the calendar already come to his peak of career, he would probably have made a victory. But in 2011 his zenith had already passed.
     
  14. puckhogg11

    puckhogg11 Well-Known Member

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    And softball fields.
     
  15. crazyboy335

    crazyboy335 #50in07

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    Keep Kansas. The pavement is just starting to settle in post-repave and the racing is only going to get better.
     

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