NASCAR and New York may strike you as diametrically opposite pillars of modern America. But if Formula One can race in Texas, surely NASCAR can race in New York, right?

F1 has recently announced two new races in the United States: the U.S. Grand Prix slated to race in Austin, Texas, for the first time next year, and the Grand Prix of America that will follow a year later in West New York and Weehawken, New Jersey. In other words, F1 racing is coming to two very different parts of the country. So surely NASCAR can as well.

The stock car racing series is already big in the South, but while series organizers have in the past sought a location closer to New York to mount a race, that probably won't be happening any time soon. According to The Wall Street Journal, organizers feel they're already reaching their target audience through the races they have in place, and that expansion into new markets wouldn't be prudent given the lagging economy.

So if you're a NASCAR fan stuck far away from the racing action in the Big Apple, it looks like you'll still have to make the trek upstate to Watkins Glen or out to New Hampshire.


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      Shawn Meagher
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's too bad, a NASCAR street race would be awesome. The V8 Supercars have some fantastic races on street circuits and this would have been no different.
      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh....Pocono is a hell of a lot closer than either The Glen or NH.
      ThomasP
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is everyone so shocked that F1 will hold a race in Austin?!
      Robert Barnhart
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait for the Grand Prix of America! I'll be taking the Metro North Railroad to NYC and find the quickest route to the venue! New York and New Jersey need this so much. Nothing better for a world class area than for Formula One to call it home!
      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      "F1 may be coming to New York, but not NASCAR" I don't think anyone in this board would ever care if NASCAR came to NYC.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @htay9500
        Just because you don't care, doesn't mean everybody else doesn't. Not everybody shares your opinion.
      MotionDesigner
      • 3 Years Ago
      But not NASCAR? Good!
      Georgie Porgie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sort of like the east coast version of Beverly Hillbillies.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      NA$CAR? Who cares?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        I really thought you were better than this. I guess I thought wrong...
          Pj Taintz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          you should know by now when ever a nascar thread comes out, all the trolls come out. i dont get it, you dont see us nascar fans bashing road races, so why do they feel like they need to come in here and talk trash? this has been an amazing season, so many twists and changes in direction. 3 races left and still 6 cars who have a real shot of winning. in F1 you usually know whos got the title 1/2 way through the season, wheres the fun in that?
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not enough roundabouts in NYC.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Yeah, because NASCAR only races on ovals... I'm actually surprised that you didn't complain about the "rolling billboards".
      Kuro Houou
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yea! keep NASCAR away!
      zplusk_
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nascar can stay in the south. Please, no need to come up here and ruin everything. Oval track racing is for fools and idiots. F1 is a glamourous sport which tops most of our main sport championships in terms of prestige in Europe. It will fit perfectly here in New York. Texas will still be interesting,
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @zplusk_
        NASCAR runs in the north, too, retard.
        Pj Taintz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @zplusk_
        clearly the only fool and idiot is you, they race in ny, watkins glenn, they run all over the north. f1 is a glamerous sport.... i wont touch that one. if knowing how the race will end by the qualifying position than i guess your right. parades are glamerous
      HydraulicDragon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm almost insulted that they forgot the other 90% of the state. What's so wrong with driving a few hours for a race? Watkins Glen isn't THAT far away. There are millions of people throughout the rest of the state too, ya know. Having a track located in the center of a state sounds like good business to me.
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