Could Road America, Iowa Speedway Be Added To NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule?

NASCAR officials "have not ruled out changing race dates" for the '15 Sprint Cup Series, and many people this past weekend "wondered aloud … if Road America and Iowa Speedway could land on the next schedule," according to the AP. There has "been little talk of adding new venues to the calendar," but Road America President George Bruggenthies still "is trying to land a Sprint Cup series race."

Bruggenthies, whose track currently hosts a Nationwide Series race, on Saturday said, "Certainly, every year, we prepare the facility for a Cup series race — more, better barriers, always with that in mind. Will it happen? All I can tell you is, I hope so. But we're certainly aware that the schedule is the challenge. We think that road racing has good ratings on TV, which is important for the series."

Speculation this past weekend focused on Road America and Iowa "replacing races at Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway." But Pocono President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky said that he had "heard nothing about Pocono losing one of its two races." Igdalsky: "That's ridiculous. Who made that up?" AP

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