Four Tracks That Need a Cut
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Bristol has had trouble in the past few years in their spring race, but there are other tracks that have done worse.
By Peter Carcia
Back in 2010 NASCAR finally realized that what was needed to help boost popularity was to mix things up in the annual schedule. So after six years of pretty much the same races at the same times, the 2011 NASCAR season saw some pretty significant changes. Both Auto Club Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway lost one of their races in the schedule, bringing them down to their premier events, the Auto Club 500 and the Labor Day Classic. Many races had changed the order of timing. One of the big changes includes Chicagoland's annual event, which was moved from its TNT's summer series date to become the first race of the Chase for the Cup, subsequently booting out New Hampshire. Also, Phoenix Raceway now has the second race of the year along with the penultimate race that it's held in the Chase for years, making a mirror image so to speak.