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How NASCAR Can Prevent Racing On Mondays

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 02:  A crew member sits on pit road during a rain delay to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway on August 2, 2009 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania 500 was postponed until Monday, August 3, 2009 due to rain showers. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Ben SwareyContributor IAugust 2, 2009

Much to NASCAR fans' disliking, this weekend's race was postponed due to rain. NASCAR tried their best to get the track dried so the race could be held today. However, there are a few things NASCAR can do to prevent races being run on Mondays in the future.

NASCAR can start off by installing lights at all tracks that do not currently have lights. That way, if it rains, NASCAR would not have to worry about having to decide to pull the plug by a certain time. Besides, night racing is cool, and the fans love it.

NASCAR can also prevent Monday races by tweaking the schedule. NASCAR should change the dates of the races that are at risk of being postponed to another time of the year. The NASCAR schedule needs to be tweaked every once in a while anyways.

NASCAR could also start the race as soon as the track is dry, but cut the race short. I know not everyone will agree with me on this suggestion, but NASCAR has done this before. To me, as far as racing goes, going some of the distance on Sunday is better than postponing the race to Monday.

NASCAR fans do not want to have to watch a race on a Monday. Adults have to go to work, and children have to go to school. Michael Waltrip's daughter had to skip school because of a race that was postponed a few years ago.

I remember times when NASCAR races were postponed, and I had to go to school the next day. I hated when that happened. In fact, one year at the end of the school year, a race was postponed, and I left school early to watch the race.

Racing on Monday is a hassle to most NASCAR fans, and it needs to stop. The fans don't like it, and neither does NASCAR. NASCAR has done a lot of things to prevent racing on Mondays. However, there is more that they can do, and they have not done all they can do to prevent racing on Mondays.

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