By Patrick Reynolds
A springtime Sunday afternoon forms. Also known as race time to a lot of the people I know.
“What time is the race on?” is the commonly asked question. “The race” equals the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to them as well as millions of other race fans- this to the chagrin of the drag, dirt, road racing, and open wheel faithful.
In spite of the recent attendance and television ratings drop, the Cup Series remains the dominant motorsports form in the United States. Those sliding attendance and ratings numbers would gladly be welcomed by other circuits.
The last weekend in April saw the Cup Series compete in Richmond, VA on a Saturday night. A Saturday night date that has been consistent since 1998, I may point out.
This left those millions of race fans available for a possible attention grab from a wise and opportunistic sanctioning body from another racing form. Read On!