(UPDATED: 10:45 p.m.)
It’s not every day that such a monstrously successful enterprise does something so galactically stupid, but NASCAR pulled it off last month.
A race wasn’t just taken away from Atlanta Motor Speedway. A major event was removed from NASCAR’s corporate center and from a track as rich in history as almost any this side of Daytona. Consequently, while AMS will have but one event on the Sprint Cup circuit next season, 13 tracks will have multiple races — including such garden spots as Dover, Del. (where banners cover empty seats).
If NASCAR ran baseball, there would be one team in New York and two in Cleveland.
Tony Stewart and Atlanta came out winners Sunday night. Stewart won a thrilling finish to the Emory Healthcare 500. Atlanta won by filling the stands with over 90,000 fans, one month after NASCAR informed AMS it was taking away one of its races.
Why did Atlanta get dumped on? Because in addition to Sunday’s race, the other race fell during the
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