Count Jeff Gordon among those drivers who would like to see a road course added to the ten races that comprise the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Gordon also believes the recent level of increased excitement at road course events would make the decision to include a Chase road race a hit with fans.
“I guess as exciting as the road courses have been here lately with these double-file restarts, I think the fans would be for it as well,” Gordon said. “Where as in the past, you haven’t seen that kind of action so most people would say that road course isn’t as traditional as the ovals are in our sport so why have one in the Chase? I could see one in there.”
Although NASCAR won't completely dismiss the idea, the sanctioning body doesn't envision including a road course as part of the Chase schedule any time soon.
“As we sit here today, we still maintain the thought process that when we introduced the Chase that we were not going to shuffle tracks around to adapt to the Chase,” NASCAR president Mike Helton said. “The Chase was the last 10 races.
“Now, however that might work out in the future, if someone comes to us and asks to change stuff around, we would have to take a look at it, consider it. There’s nothing on the table today."
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