NASCAR vs. F1 in Texas: Twitterverse reacts to scheduling conflict
The final 2014 Formula One schedule was released on Wednesday. A conflict in the Lone Star State has some in the NASCAR community shaking their heads.
The United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas is scheduled for Nov. 2 at Circuit of The Americas. That’s the same day as the Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Brad Keselowski and David Ragan don’t think that’s a very good idea.
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— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) December 4, 2013
— David Ragan (@DavidRagan) December 4, 2013
Neither did TMS president Eddie Gossage who called the move "foolish". More than a few race fans would agree.
— Dustin Black (@Dustinblack85) December 5, 2013
Why did F1 schedule their Austin event the same weekend NASCAR is at Texas Motor Speedway. What sense does that make? Oh right, none. 😁
— Gina Navarra (@gmnavarra) December 4, 2013
— ForTheLoveofIndy (@4TheLoveOfIndy) December 4, 2013
WHY WOULD F1 SCHEDULE A RACE THE SAME WEEKEND AS A NASCAR RACE?….
— NCO11 (@NCO61) December 4, 2013
The consensus opinion seems to be that this isn’t a good thing for fans of either sport.