The 2024 NASCAR Cup in Montreal?

The 2024 NASCAR Cup in Montreal?

NASCAR Cup officials are currently hard at work developing a new “unprecedented” calendar for the 2024 season that will add new stops including Montreal.

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According to several sources fed by social networks and certain specialized websites, the Queen category of American stock cars plans to enter new markets while increasing the number of organized races from 36 to 40 next year.

In recent months, NASCAR President Steve Phelps has made no secret of his intentions to revise a schedule that would include more events on street circuits.

However, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve appears to be a prime destination for NASCAR. The City of Montreal allows the use of the Île Notre Dame complex for a second race weekend of the year.

Especially since the new facilities, inaugurated at the 2019 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, would be attractive to attract the NASCAR circus and its big stars, including Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and others.

The date of August 16 has been brought forward

The Xfinity Series, NASCAR’s second division, moved to Montreal from 2007 to 2012, but the adventure was canceled due to a rather mixed enthusiasm.

However, the situation would not be the same with the likely arrival of the NASCAR Cup cars.

Quebec has a good pool of stock car enthusiasts, and the event would also attract an American audience living in the neighboring states of La Belle province.

When it comes to the NASCAR Cup and the Xfinity Series, it’s like comparing the National Hockey League and the American League.

Last August, Le Journal already mentioned the possibility of holding a NASCAR Cup race in the “near” future.

A draft of the schedule recently published on beyondtheflag.com [mais que NASCAR n’a pas voulu commenter] specifically mentions a stage of the NASCAR Cup that would take place on August 16, 2024 at the Circuit Villeneuve and another on July 21 on the streets of Brooklyn, New York State.

Also in Mexico

This schedule also reveals a likely trip to a third North American country, Mexico, which would host the NASCAR Cup at the El Dorado track, a short oval track in the Chihuahua City area. The preferred date is March 17, 2024.

Additionally, we are rumored to note that NASCAR is planning to host its first race of the 2024 regular calendar on February 10th, the day before the Super Bowl, also the high mass of American football, at the Las Vegas Circuit in the gambling capital .

If so, the legendary Daytona complex would not be the opening round of the championship for the first time since 1981.