The topic at hand is whether Nascar and Indycar should both visit the same racetrack on the same weekend, much the same way Nascar sends both the Cup and Nationwide series to a track at the same time. Should Nascar and Indycar visit the same track on the same weekend?
Nascar often brings multiple series to the same racetrack at the same time. The Cup, Nationwide, and Truck series often end up sharing the spotlight. However, in recent times, Nascar has branched out a little more by running races alongside other series such as Grand-Am and the Canadian Tire Series. Of course, both of these series are also owned by Nascar. But do you think it would be good for Nascar, or Indycar, or both to share a weekend in the same way?
It would certainly be interesting to see a plethora of drivers make the cross to attempt both events. As a Nascar fan, I'd love to see what some of our drivers would be able to do in an Indycar, or at least Indy Lights. I'd also love to see some drivers from Indycar such as Tony Kanaan run a Nationwide or Cup series race. If this was done once yearly, the weekend could become something as prestigious as the Coca-Cola 600 or the Southern 500. The first driver to sweep a weekend at the same track between Nascar and Indycar would be forever legendary.
Talks about moving up the start time of the Indy 500 have already been tossed around, because in theory it would facilitate the ability of drivers to drive in both the Indy 500 and the Coke 600 on the same day. This kind of cooperation between the two series could help foster a friendship that, maybe someday, will result in a simultaneous visit to a single track.
What do you think? Would such a weekend be good for the two sports? Just Indycar? Respond with a comment please, lets provoke a discussion.
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