Last week was the first of just two off-weekends for NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Over a span of 40 weeks, they’ll race 38 times, including 17 consecutive weeks to wrap up the season.
That type of schedule is grueling for both the crews and the drivers. So what’s the answer?
A Monday night race that follows a Saturday night race, or even a midweek race.
It sounds like such a simple answer. Schedule a race a year in advance on a weekday instead of a weekend. Pro and college football teams do it. Prime time under the lights during the week. What would be better? What’s the problem?
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