NASCAR is racing for the first time since 1970 on dirt at Eldora Speedway. The trucks race at the Ohio based track on Wednesday, July 24.
The idea has four time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon questioning if its time to shake up the NASCAR schedule and add in changes at the Cup level itself.
Gordon said he is a fan of mid-week racing, “I would love to see that,” Gordon said. “I think when “Monday Night Football’ ends, we should start “Monday Night Racing.’ But that is just me. Of course I came from “Thursday Night Thunder,’ and … [it] was ridiculously successful back in the day.
“I am not saying we need to do it every week, but if we could find the right week in the schedule and mix it up, make it special, and make it make sense for the fans at home as well as the ones that could attend, then I think it would be awesome.”
Gordon has not been met with open arms though, “It seems like every time I talk to NASCAR about doing a weekly race or one mid-week, they say ‘Oh well if you do it on this day, you won’t get as many people coming to the track, so the track suffers, and if you do it on this day, then maybe the track does well but then the people at home won’t watch it because of this’, so it always seems to be some kind of obstacle.”
For Gordon, this is not the first time he has went to NASCAR with ideas, as after the race at Sonoma, Gordon had words for NASCAR regarding the new Gen 6 car and how it handled at road courses.
NASCAR heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this week, for the running of the Camping World RV 301.