Report: NASCAR Considering Major All-Star Change Amidst Criticism from Chase Elliott & Bubba Wallace

Published 06/25/2022, 2:25 PM EDT
Jun 13, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) and driver Kyle Busch (18) drive side by side during the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Motor Speedway has become the new home of the glamorous, NASCAR All-Star Race. Last year, as well as this year, drivers went around the 1.5-mile long, intermediate track to win the one million dollar prize. However, Chase Elliott could be accountable for some changes.

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It is no surprise that the community wanted the track to be changed. However, there is a possibility that NASCAR heard the community.

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Jun 13, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) and driver Kyle Busch (18) and driver Christopher Bell (20) and driver Cole Custer (41) and driver Chase Elliott (9) lead the field at the start of the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Through a tweet, NASCAR Journalist, Adam Stern revealed FOX Sports wants to see the All-Star race moved.

This is great news, considering how everyone wanted the venue to change. Moreover, this would make the All-Star race more special.

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In fact, Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace also wanted the change to happen.

What Did Chase Elliott And Bubba Wallace Say?

The Athletic asked NASCAR drivers what the sport can do to improve the All-Star race. And one of the drivers was Bubba Wallace who opened up about his dissatisfaction with the race being fixed in Texas.

He said, “The All-Star Race should float, it should be like other major leagues that float their All-Star games, too. Pick your best markets and build off that. If (a track) is suited for us, I think we should look at different avenues. I mean, it’s an All-Star Race; it shouldn’t be in the same spot every year.”

Wallace isn’t the only one, though. The 2020 Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott wanted the changes too. In fact, he highlighted two reasons for having the All-Star somewhere else other than Texas. He declared the reasons in an interview with Fox Sports.

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The first one is, “I think that’s what that race was initially designed to do. To move around, and give fans in a different region a special event”.

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The second reason is selfish. Although, it makes sense since Texas isn’t his best track. He said, “To get away from Texas would be a major win for me, the lesser times we visit Texas, the better. I would love that, that would be great”

Finally, this is amazing news, and it will certainly bring the excitement back to the All-Star race. So, what track would you like to see in the All-Star race? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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