Let’s just be fair about it Road Courses in the Next-Gen cars are not that much fun if it’s going to be the same as the last three cup outings that came in COTA, Sonoma, and recently at Road America. The only good headline for a huge portion of the fans that came out from these races was the fact that all the tracks produced first-time cup race winners with Ross Chastain starting the trend followed by Daniel Suarez, and now Tyler Reddick.
Last weekend witnessed the most recent Road Course cup race of the 2022 season where the whole race was an intense dual between Chase Elliott and Tyler Reddick at the front with very few things happening behind them and no natural cautions coming out. The highlight of the race was definitely Reddick’s first career win and that’s it, to be reasonable.
Fans have been demanding NASCAR reduce the number of road races and invest the time and resources they are spending on to it make the traditional oval or intermediate race course more entertaining. But NASCAR seems to be going the opposite way as Richard Childress Racing owner, Richard Childress in his recent interview predicted that the premier stock racing organization might be planning to have more road courses in the future.
Find out what Richard Childress Said
Richard Childress acknowledged that he believes NASCAR is planning to introduce more Road Course races in the future as he points out the fact the Next-Gen car is built in such a way that it is more suited for Road Course racing such as the IMSA series. Richard Childress Claims that fans are really going to like such races as it doesn’t just race it gives them the chance to gather and have fun at the track.
“I think you’ll see more of it. I think the plan for the future is to see more road course racing. This car is designed and built like the road course cars that most series are racing today — IMSA and the other series. The fans, I think they really like it. It’s more than just a race. They’re coming to an event. They can camp out for two or three days. They can just have fun. There’s so much going on,” Richard Childress said.
Richard Childress went on to say that the Road Course racing is going to be more as there isn’t any way for NASCAR to get away with what they have made in Next-Gen cars. He claims that though NASCAR can’t get away from Intermediates or speedways they can give fans more road course races which the fans are demanding.
“So I think you’re going to see more and more of the road courses. We can’t get away from what made NASCAR what it is. We can’t get away from intermediates and the speedways — Daytona, Talladega — but I think you got to do what the fans want and we’re just trying to please them for sure,” Richard Childress added.