Hard choices ahead if Kentucky Speedway joins Sprint Cup circuit
Looks like Mother Nature will finally cut NASCAR a break this weekend. With warm weather and no rain expected from Friday through Sunday, drivers will be racing in picture-perfect conditions on what is usually a cold, wet race date in Atlanta.
Too bad that the second the sun shines at this track, stock cars could be taking the closest highway out of town.
Two weeks after sluggish Fontana attendance put California under the microscope, the discussion about which
Infineon Raceway and Las Vegas, each owning one date apiece, are not likely to get the ax, since Smith would not pull the plug on their only chance to make big bucks this season. Bristol and Texas have two dates apiece, and as leaders in NASCAR attendance, they won't be going anywhere. That leaves Smith picking between three ovals with two sanctioned Cup dates: Atlanta, New Hampshire and Charlotte.
Which track appears the most vulnerable? Let's take a look with a little tale of the tape.