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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/heavy.c...-coliseum/amp/

    Inside a football stadium?

    An Olympic track that surrounds a football field is 400 meters, or just under a quarter mile. And, of course, flat. And pit road would go exactly where?

    And there is a proper NASCAR oval track 58 miles away.

    Just when you think they cannot get stupider, they get stupider.

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    Maybe they'll go up and out of the stadium like SuperCross does....leave in a few jumps...that'll be a hoot.
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    • #3
      Stupid, yes, but it was done at similar venues in the old days.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by SamC View Post
        https://www.google.com/amp/s/heavy.c...-coliseum/amp/

        Inside a football stadium?

        An Olympic track that surrounds a football field is 400 meters, or just under a quarter mile. And, of course, flat. And pit road would go exactly where?

        And there is a proper NASCAR oval track 58 miles away.

        Just when you think they cannot get stupider, they get stupider.
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        • #5
          I'm recalling a CART/CCWS/IndyCar idea of entering and using part of a football stadium, maybe the Colosseum, maybe it was Houston. It wasn't a good idea then. Any FB stadium has a 1/4 mile track around the edge, that doesn't make it a potential racetrack. It's worse than suggesting a street race for NASCAR 10X over when they're spending so much money rebuilding the Fontana track to a short track and they don't need more than one southern California race considering the attendance they've had at Fontana.

          Plus they should just do away with the all star race. All it does is eliminate the backmarker 16 cars from a regular race. And the well financed teams make more money. They've never had a format that made any sense, 2 or 3 stages, NASCAR LOVES it's stage racing, to get down to a 25 lap shootout for the win. It winning those stages added up to close to what the last one was worth then maybe it would make for a show but the way they do it it's just hype and TV filler. They should take the week off or make it a regular season race and move around a second date to tracks with one
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          • #6
            Perhaps someone heard LA Coliseum and presumed "inside" the stadium, when maybe the discussion was a race "at" the LA Coliseum in some sort of reboot of the LA Street Race? http://roadraceengineering.com/blog/...mber-5-7-1998/



            Terrible street course...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by happyscrappy-t View Post
              Perhaps someone heard LA Coliseum and presumed "inside" the stadium, when maybe the discussion was a race "at" the LA Coliseum in some sort of reboot of the LA Street Race? http://roadraceengineering.com/blog/...mber-5-7-1998/



              Terrible street course...
              It was a terrible course. Midgets raced in the Coliseum in the 1940s. Most large stadiums standing in the U.S. in the 1930s through 1950s hosted auto racing at some point.

              Plus, before everyone gets carried away, it was from an article *suggesting* possible sites. Kind of a "fantasy" piece.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JThur1 View Post
                It was a terrible course. Midgets raced in the Coliseum in the 1940s. Most large stadiums standing in the U.S. in the 1930s through 1950s hosted auto racing at some point.
                Well aware, my father was friends with a driver who ran midgets all over in the 30's, 40's and 50's and we have photos of him running at the Rose Bowl.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Z28 View Post
                  I'm recalling a CART/CCWS/IndyCar idea of entering and using part of a football stadium, maybe the Colosseum, maybe it was Houston. It wasn't a good idea then.
                  The Mexican GP circuit that F1 goes to shoots though that Stadium, CCWS went there several times.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SamC View Post
                    https://www.google.com/amp/s/heavy.c...-coliseum/amp/

                    Inside a football stadium?

                    An Olympic track that surrounds a football field is 400 meters, or just under a quarter mile. And, of course, flat. And pit road would go exactly where?

                    And there is a proper NASCAR oval track 58 miles away.

                    Just when you think they cannot get stupider, they get stupider.
                    Actually the closest track is Irwindale, but it probably doesn't have the seating capacity for a NASCAR Cup series race. Auto Club Speedway is going to be castrated to 1/2 miles and Irwindale is 1/2 mile as well. I don't see NASCAR at the Coliseum as possible unless they are only going to race a street race that enters and exits the stadium.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Z28 View Post
                      I'm recalling a CART/CCWS/IndyCar idea of entering and using part of a football stadium, maybe the Colosseum, maybe it was Houston. It wasn't a good idea then. Any FB stadium has a 1/4 mile track around the edge, that doesn't make it a potential racetrack. It's worse than suggesting a street race for NASCAR 10X over when they're spending so much money rebuilding the Fontana track to a short track and they don't need more than one southern California race considering the attendance they've had at Fontana.

                      Plus they should just do away with the all star race. All it does is eliminate the backmarker 16 cars from a regular race. And the well financed teams make more money. They've never had a format that made any sense, 2 or 3 stages, NASCAR LOVES it's stage racing, to get down to a 25 lap shootout for the win. It winning those stages added up to close to what the last one was worth then maybe it would make for a show but the way they do it it's just hype and TV filler. They should take the week off or make it a regular season race and move around a second date to tracks with one
                      That race you are thinking of is when CART race at Mexico City. It ran thru the old baseball stadium. When CART and later on Champcar was no more the track wasn't used until F1 came back and they configured the circuit for them and they also run thru the baseball stadium as well, although its slightly different configuration.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LAindycarfan80 View Post

                        Actually the closest track is Irwindale, but it probably doesn't have the seating capacity for a NASCAR Cup series race. Auto Club Speedway is going to be castrated to 1/2 miles and Irwindale is 1/2 mile as well. I don't see NASCAR at the Coliseum as possible unless they are only going to race a street race that enters and exits the stadium.
                        Irwindale seats 6,500, 1/2 mile.
                        Bowman Gray is 1/4 mile, completely flat, and seats 17,000.
                        BG has the advantage in that wrecking and fighting is encouraged…or at least not actively discouraged.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JThur1 View Post
                          It was a terrible course. Midgets raced in the Coliseum in the 1940s. Most large stadiums standing in the U.S. in the 1930s through 1950s hosted auto racing at some point.

                          Plus, before everyone gets carried away, it was from an article *suggesting* possible sites. Kind of a "fantasy" piece.

                          Before everyone gets carried away...whoops! too late!
                          ASA ran a 100 lap race in the Pontiac Silverdome back in the 80's. During the 90's the original version of the ACT Tour had a race inside Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.(after the Blue Jays had moved out) One of the turns for that race was REALLY tight due to the baseball diamond shape of the field.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jandj View Post

                            Irwindale seats 6,500, 1/2 mile.
                            Bowman Gray is 1/4 mile, completely flat, and seats 17,000.
                            BG has the advantage in that wrecking and fighting is encouraged…or at least not actively discouraged.
                            They know their audience.
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                            • #15
                              If The Athletic’s sources are accurate, the next big event at the iconic football stadium could feature stock cars with the 750-horsepower, low downforce setup. There are still many questions remaining about how they would all fit and navigate what would be a short track, but NASCAR could provide these answers in the future.
                              Except that next year, with the Next Gen, they will only make 550 horsepower max.

                              Currently, I'd put this in sheer speculation category.
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