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