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NASCAR Fans Offer Thoughts on Dover’s Race Date Amidst 3rd Rainout in 4 Years

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For the third time in four seasons, but only the 5th time in its’ history, Dover will be a Monday Matinee. This in tow of a recent change to move the Dover race to late April/early May. 

NASCAR fans on Twitter are uncertain that the only current date on the calendar is best for the “Monster Mile”. The track had traditionally hosted 2 Cup Series weekends, one in late June, and one in the fall, from 1971 until 2020. 

Today, we look at some suggestions from fans on Twitter on how to fix this recent trend of Dover rainouts. Fan opinions range from changing dates, to adding lights, to…indoor racing? 

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@shaneeg1135 on Twitter mentioned that the rain last year kept him from attending this year. He also brought up whether or not lights could be an option.

Mike O’Hara, however, commented on the good crowd at the Xfinity race on Saturday. Could the time of year the race is currently scheduled contribute to that? 

@RomandfromME on Twitter mentioned that this time of year is a rainy season for the Northeast. He suggested switching dates with a few different tracks.

Karen Loll says that this is bigger than just a Dover problem. Regardless of where they race this time of year, rain is always going to be a concern. 

Daniel Madigan on Twitter believes NASCAR has given Dover the short end of the stick, despite Dover as a race track being solid. 

Lee M Emory on Twitter believes it is time for Dover to install lights. Dover is one of 5 oval tracks without lights (Talladega, New Hampshire, Pocono, and Michigan). 

Jacob Nelson thinks it is time for NASCAR to stage its first indoor event.

Will NASCAR make an adjustment to Dover’s race date? Nobody knows yet.with it down to only one race per year now, it does give NASCAR less room for error with the current date.

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