NASCAR cup series will host the first Round of 12 race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway. The southern track is notorious for its poor race product. NASCAR fans have been critical of the track since its cup debut. It is one of the most hated tracks in the cup schedule.
The track hosted its first cup race back in 1997. It wasn’t as hated as it is right now in the past. The track used to host two races per season. Later, one of those races was substituted with the All-Star Race. It has been hosting the exhibition race until 2022. The race is moved to North Wilkesboro from next season.
Along with the fans cup drivers also had a distaste for the track. Defending cup champion Kyle Larson is the latest to openly admit the revulsion. The No:5 Hendrick Motorsports driver has come forward to express his thoughts on how to make the track in his media interaction ahead of the playoff race on Sunday.
Find out what Kyle Larson said
Kyle Larson said that he wants the track to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch. He pointed out that the initial reconfiguration of the track was poor. The track will be repaved for this weekend. Larson added that he wants the track to be shorter. Currently, it’s a 1.5 miles track.
“I would like them to demolish this place first and then start over from scratch. I mean I think well for one they did a very poor job with the Initial reconfiguration. I don’t know I mean I think I would like to see you know change it from a mile and a half to something shorter,” Kyle Larson said.
Kyle Larson said that he wants to convert the track into a three-quarter mile. He needs the pavement to be similar to that of Bristol. Larson added that he is clueless about how to make these changes. The No:5 driver pointed out that anything other than the current configuration will be better.
“I don’t know if that means bringing the backstretch in or whatever. I mean if I could build a track, it’d be probably a three-quarter mile. Bristol basically pavement and Progressive banking all that so. But I don’t know if that’s even possible here. So, I’m not sure what they have in mind but anything would be better than what they did,” Kyle Larson added.
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