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There’s just something about a mid-August Saturday night in East Tennessee that pumps every motorsports fan up. The Bristol night race is one of the most exciting events of the NASCAR season. Ten thousand-plus fans pack Bristol Motor Speedway, giving the facility a Roman Colosseum-like atmosphere. The race never disappoints, featuring 500 bumper-to-bumper laps around a high-banked half-mile oval. The results generally leaves fans clamoring for more until they realize that Michigan International Speedway is next on the schedule.

Since NASCAR hosts 36 races at 23 different tracks each year, one-third of the facilities  run two races per season. Often,  the second event does not hold the same anticipation or appeal to fans.

Brian France and the NASCAR Leadership need to bring excitement and fan appeal back to every race.  There are no easy fixes to resolve this issue. However, one possible answer is for NASCAR to take the second race from tracks that don’t typically draw well for the second visit and place them in another venue. There are many tracks in North America that could be upgraded or may be even capable at present to host a NASCAR weekend. Facilities like Road Atlanta and Indianapolis Raceway Park are two examples of locations where races could be run.
 In this way, NASCAR would not lose any dates while at the same time increasing interest among fans who to this point have not been able to attend a race weekend in person.