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Helton Pleased With Reax To NASCAR Changes, Still Concerned With Attendance
Published June 20, 2014
CHANGES COMING TO '15 SCHEDULE? Helton in part two of the interview said NASCAR is "shooting for mid-summer" to release the '15 schedule. He said the "ripple effect" of when a race is taken away from one track and moved to another is "hard to explain, but with a 36-race schedule in a matter of 40-some weeks, it's hard to move one and not impact another." NASCAR when creating the schedule works "with the racetracks, the race teams and our broadcast partners to come out with what we feel like is a reasonable schedule, if not the best one we can do." FS1's Steve Byrnes following the taped interview said, "What perked my ears up was a possible schedule change. We have a new broadcast partner next year (NBC), and I really think we could see ... the biggest shake-up in the schedule that we've seen in 10 or 12 years" ("NASCAR Race Hub," FS1, 6/19).