Poll: Would you like to see timed races in NASCAR?

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As we were looking at some of our favorite sites Friday morning, we came upon an interesting question posed by the guys over at Motor Racing Network (MRN.com):

“Is It Time For Timed Races?”

The guys from MRN.com suggested that NASCAR should consider shifting to timed events to, among other things, better integrate itself with TV time windows.

In other words, have a timed race run about 2 hours, 30 minutes, so that it can fit in a three-hour TV broadcast window.

Frankly, I’m not in favor of that at all. I like the system the way it is now, although I’d prefer to see some (not all) of the remaining 500-mile races on the schedule shifted to 400-mile events.

Plus, if we went to timed races, race strategy would take significant hits. We’d likely no longer see green-white-checker finishes, fuel mileage battles would likely cease to exist and, to me, timed racing would become boring.

Would you like to see timed races in NASCAR? Voice your opinion in the poll below.

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Racing world reacts to Danica Patrick’s Daytona, Indy double news

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Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season as a driver, and that she’ll race in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 only in 2018.

This ends a full-time stretch in the top flights of NASCAR and IndyCar. She was in NASCAR from 2012 through 2017, and IndyCar from 2005 through 2011.

Her’s her own post on Twitter and Instagram.

Well…. 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 here I come. 🙌🏼

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IMS President J. Douglas Boles

“We’re glad Danica plans to return to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Her final career start will make what’s already shaping up to be a terrific Month of May even more interesting for our fans.

“It’s also fitting that Danica is wrapping up her career at the place and in the race where she became a household name and captured the world’s attention in 2005 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to seeing her back in an Indy car next May alongside all of the tremendous drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series.”

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