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    Default NASCAR exploring the possibility of running dirt race at Bristol.

    Per Adam Stern on Twitter

    ".@NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports and other industry stakeholders are discussing the possibility of running a dirt track race at Bristol in the coming years, per sources, though talks are in the early stages.

    ➖ @BMSupdates first did this with @WorldOfOutlaws in 2000 and 2001."

    Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/130...132769280?s=19
    2020 Race Count:
    Maquoketa: 1, West Liberty: 1, FALS: 9, Davenport 1/4 Mile: 2, Lee County: 1, 34 Raceway: 1, Peoria: 4, Tri-City: 3, Farley: 1, Spoon River: 1, Farmer City: 4, Highland: 1, LaSalle: 2, Fayette County: 1, Pevely: 1, Lincoln: 1, Kankakee: 1, I-80: 3, Brownstown: 2

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    Man, this would be awesome. I wonder why they said in the coming years. In my opinion, they need to do this next year. Dirt racing is thriving and they would have a huge draw. It certainly would be more people than showed up to the Spring race last year (I was there).

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    I wonder if they could keep dirt on site, and use it for the spring race? The spring race has been rumored to be on the chopping block. The Next-Gen car is coming in 2022, and the new engine supposedly coming in 2023. Then again, maybe it won't be a NASCAR race.
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    2020 Race Count:
    Maquoketa: 1, West Liberty: 1, FALS: 9, Davenport 1/4 Mile: 2, Lee County: 1, 34 Raceway: 1, Peoria: 4, Tri-City: 3, Farley: 1, Spoon River: 1, Farmer City: 4, Highland: 1, LaSalle: 2, Fayette County: 1, Pevely: 1, Lincoln: 1, Kankakee: 1, I-80: 3, Brownstown: 2

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    I thought bringing dirt into Bristol did not pay off when they did it years ago. I would like to see it though. With the lack of talent in the sport there will be a lot of race car building after the wreck fest that will surely ensue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thexfactor0210 View Post
    Man, this would be awesome. I wonder why they said in the coming years. In my opinion, they need to do this next year. Dirt racing is thriving and they would have a huge draw. It certainly would be more people than showed up to the Spring race last year (I was there).
    Not saying it is the case here but there is alot of uncertainty still next year due to Covid-19 whether or not some say it'll be "over with" after the election. It's not just going to disappear after the election.
    Don't for get the extra mayo on the sammiches richie!!!

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    Nascar is dying!! Reaching for straws

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    Put the dirt on it and leave it there. Make it real hard for the NASCAR style cars, and like it was in 00-01 for the sprints and lates.

    I was there in 2001, really enjoyed it. I think now theyíd do just fine with dirt races. But in 00-01, they did not. And taking up the dirt was a PIA trying to not hurt the concrete. Though talk about a place hard on cars, they made special rules the second year for lates. Steel rims, solid axles, I dunno what else. First year they had 184 cars or something crazy, second year, when I went, 76 or so lol.

    Just was very hard on cars. Though a great time. Loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier_Dirt View Post
    Nascar is dying!! Reaching for straws
    Exactly but if gets dirt on Bristol again that would be a good thing lol
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    Doesnít make any sense to me. Just build a dirt track or update a track that already exists. Itís not like NASCAR is packing stands anymore. Why go through the work of moving all the dirt in and out?
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    Must be feeling the heat from SRX already lol
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    Wonder why they just don't try it at Charlotte dirt track??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier_Dirt View Post
    Nascar is dying!! Reaching for straws
    NASCAR isnít dying, people have been saying that for as long as Iíve been alive. Itís still here.

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    It has been on the decline. Go to Charlotte. Huge turn 2 grandstand is GONE

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    You are right they are still here. The thing you have to consider is that in 2024 their TV contracts expire. I would assume they start negotiating them a year or more before the expiration date. That being said with ratings down and most if not all Nascar races moved from Fox and NBC to Foxsports and NBCsports and even further moved to lower tier if a scheduling conflict comes up how much do you think those contracts will be worth? Certainly not the $5.8 Billion they received on the last contract. Dying no. Heading back to CMT (TNN) or another lower tier channel possible. Less exposure will lower revenue lessen sponsor interest and would complicate their current model enough to cause some very large problems for the sport.

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    Not sure where you been but TNN has changed handles 2-3 times since it was TNN.
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    NASCAR isnít dying and probably never will, but itís trending in the wrong direction and thatís why theyíre trying all this different stuff to reverse the trend.
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    No kidding NeedforLMspeed? Are you telling me MTV no longer plays music? Next thing you are going to tell me is rich kids daddy's buy them racecar rides to drive because they couldn't get them on talent alone. No one is gonna believe that. /s Just using it as a example as how far down the cable tier they could go. Why you felt in that whole paragraph that the only thing worth commenting on was the (TNN) reference says more about you then me.

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    They can call it the ďPrima Donna 100Ē


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    Heck they need to bring football back to Bristol motor speedway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
    Heck they need to bring football back to Bristol motor speedway
    No they donít... you canít see anything when they did that before... my friend when to the Tennessee VA tech game and he said the fiend is so small in the middle that pretty much he paid 100 bucks to watch the big screen

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