The Writer’s Roundtable is the weekly column to where our writers discuss one of the trending topics right now in the sport.
In the spirit of the season, this week’s topic was simple – what is on your Christmas wish list for NASCAR moving forward?
ASHLEY MCCUBBIN: So any Canadian fan needs to start off with one thing – a trip back to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Did you know prior to the pandemic, approximately 40% of your fan base at Michigan International Speedway each year is Canadians? Hence why we became deserving of our own event. CTMP became the perfect solution as you would see camping sold out for the entire weekend, with everybody spending time hanging out enjoying racing around the full facility. For those who couldn’t make it out to the yearly tradition, they still had a whole lot of fun. Just take a look through the exciting finishes that have happened through the years, whether Elliott vs Dillon, to the close finishes that followed, and then of course the dramatics of Nemechek vs Custer.
We also need more short tracks on the schedule, as well. Let’s face it, the dramatics of the late stages of Bristol Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway should be enough to spell they are the perfect solution for adding excitement to the series. You can’t overcome aerodynamics on an intermediate track, and most people enjoy naps as the field strings out. So a dose of short excitement may be perfection.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule needs a revamp. Seeing only a couple races through the first couple months bursts everybody’s bubble, especially when they’re one of the most exciting tours to watch across the top-three. Who wants to come back from two months of nothing to just race a couple times in a few months?