NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. has said that he wants to see the sport returning to Canada in 2024. He wants fans beyond the border to once again experience the premier stock car racing events live. With the changes the Next-Gen cars have brought to the sport, the Cup series can organize impressive race events at most tracks.
The sanctioning body hasn’t yet scheduled the 2024 calendar, and multiple negotiations are ongoing. The returns of the Indy Oval race and North Wilkesboro All-Star race are some events that have been recently confirmed to be returning next season. But a much-anticipated race outside of the US is yet to be shown the green flag.
Dale Jr. has admitted that he would love to see the sport returning to Canada, and he doesn’t have a particular track in mind. There are only a few tracks that can be sacrificed in the schedule to make way for the Canada event, but it is possible to make those changes and give the fans what they want to see.
“I love the idea of going to Canada in any way, whether it’s Montreal or anything, right? To get in front of our fans up there across the border. There are tracks where I don’t want to lose a second date. So, I’m pretty pretty particular, and just to get it all in there, you know you can have everything you want,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants two oval races at Charlotte
The two-time Xfinity Series champion, in the same interview, admitted that he wants to see two Oval races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Currently, it hosts a regular-season Oval race and a road course race during the playoffs, a.k.a. The ROVAL race. He says that the ROVAL has never been something special, and the time has come to replace it.
“I think the racing that Charlotte has been as good as it’s been as long as I can remember. You know, going back in and running the oval twice a year at Charlotte. I mean it’s the home track; I’m biased. I get it,” Dale Jr. said.
“But I would love to have two Oval races there again… The Roval was fun and good for the sport, but it was like a bridge to something else for me never felt any more anything more than that,” Dale Jr. added.
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