Bowman Gray Stadium, Los Angeles Coliseum, Stadium Winston Salem discussed on O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters


Broke a story with the nass. Car is deep into conversations with the folks at the los angeles coliseum about having the bush clash out there this year a track. They're gonna construct inside the la coliseum. It's gonna for those of you. That have been bowman gray. Stadium winston salem. It's just a flat track that runs around the outside of the football field. And you're hearing this may be the bush clash next. I mean it's going to be if this comes through in bye-bye said in the report. All it was close to being finalized or it is being finalized and it is expected that this is going to happen you know we don't untold meets paper and announce you don't know but the expectation is that nascar is going to open season daily calcium. And like you said it's basically bowman gray stadium and that is a historic nascar track. They've raised up there for decades and decades going back late forties. And you just build a base. A quarter authoritive a mile race track around a football stadium. it's going to be paved. It's because it's the class. You're not gonna have a full field. You won't have to worry about forty cars. You won't have to worry about live pitstops which you won't be able to have in this kind of format and this kind of track so the idea. Is you go to southern california. And the number two media market in this country you put on this made-for-tv event with all your top drivers and basically say go out there and racer big prize. Don't worry about points. don't worry about anything else. And if you guys slam and bang into each other cool great. It'd be good for tv. I like the. I like the concept. I think. I think it's an opportunity to build some hype and excitement for the daytona five hundred. Which if this comes to fruition as we expect would be two weeks after this event. Tom what do you think about it. Because jordan. another thing jordan's hearing is they'll use this year's car the twenty twenty one car instead of the next gen more than likely not one hundred percent the teams of push back on that a little That would seem to make a lot of sense because those cars aren't going to be worth anything after this year. Anyway you know. But when i hear about an event like this the one thing i keep thinking about and you guys have probably heard richard childress say this as much as i have used to say to earn hard all the time. Bring me the trophy. You're bringing the steering and this is that kind of event. I think it has the potential to be great fun. I think it's gotta be framed as fun and not and that's why it's good if it happens is a non points race 'cause you can make it entertainment and not you know this is. This is for spot in the playoffs. You know no no no. Let's just go and have fun. Well the cool thing is. I mean we know nascar his run years and years ago soldier field chicago. So we've we've seen this done before and like you said bowman gray stadium winston salem which is running inside a football field or football stadium not inside the field sometimes though those cars skip i've been up there a few times. I've seen thing that happened. But this is the legendary facility. This is hosted. You know to olympics and super bowls. And i mean this is. This is a well known venue. This is one of the most well known venues. It's not madison square garden but it's in that realm and it is an iconic venue in a major city. You know it's in fox. Sports is backyard. Which i don't think you can overlook that component of this as well you know. Fox's having a hand in this kind of thing. Foxsports had a hand in bristol becoming a dirt track last year. They wanted a dirt track on the schedule they said why not do it at bristol. Loan behold guess what we had this year so this is nascar listening to its television partner. Wanted to create goes back to our conversation earlier about the momento main getting excitement. This is going to have people talking. And i think at the end. I think the product on the racetrack is gonna be good enough where people are like. This is cool. Want more short tracks. Well guess what we're giving them to you and we're giving to in a format at a race that is unique in a format that is going to induce full-contact racing and hurt feelings into angry temper on tom for those. That aren't aware of the los angeles geography this is. This is right in downtown. Los angeles basically as opposed to tanno. Which is what what forty miles to the west to the east to forty fifty miles to the east of downtown los angeles yet. It still metropolitan los angeles but yeah. These two facilities are pretty far apart. Oh yeah the very far apart. And i like the idea of an exhibition race because you can do some fun things you know one of the things. I've always liked about when they they did the truck race at all door is doing the You know the qualifying heats and maybe they can do even with twenty cars. Maybe they do for heats of five cars or five heats of four far. Let me just spitballing then idea here. Because you've got to figure out how you're going to do this format and you want all of your big name drivers there so i don't think you may see a just we're going to have this is gonna be the pole sitter in the year before it might be a thing where you go to the the rta and say if you own a charter we want you in this race and you take thirty six cars you divide them up into to heats you take the top ten from each heat you got twenty right there so thirty six at twenty and then you have a couple of races you make it a tv event two heat races. Maybe a last chance even you can do like. Tom said you can do some a hooligan. We haven't had one of those for betting. Man remember door those kind of moments though that driver giving another driver the middle finger on national tv because he missed out on the the main event. I'm sorry that that is a that is a water cooler moment in fox's graded producing big of them. They absolutely are. This would be right in their backyard. It'd be perfect. Do we know when the schedule for next year is coming out well and i guess that i guess it's got to be determined by then. Yeah i mean the the latest is by the end of this month. I would expect probably within the next week to two weeks or so is what i'm hearing but again that's a moving target and it has moved a few times so right now. That's the goal but these things are fluid as they always. Yes they are all right when we come back. Speaking of drivers giving other drivers the middle finger we did have one driver that said a few choice words on the air the other night for television. But that's not what he's getting fined for. We'll talk about that. Rally borders.

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