Whoa. When NASCAR announced its three national touring schedules for 2017, there weren't a lot of changes.
Dover moves back to June, the fall Kansas and Talladega races swap and Michigan moves around in August.
And there are only two off-weekends next year instead of three, which elicited strong reactions, from Kevin Harvick's crew chief, Rodney Childers, and Brad Keselowski's spotter, Joey Meier, among others.
The June off week is gone for 2017.... That was my favorite and the only one when the kids are out of school! pic.twitter.com/bqaB9Ee0k9— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) May 5, 2016
So you ENJOYED 3 off wkends from February to November? Let me help you with that in 2017.... pic.twitter.com/NkRvSFWn1H— Joey Meier (@2Spotter) May 5, 2016