Possible NASCAR road course additions: No. 2 – Pittsburgh Street Race
Even before this year’s inaugural race at the Chicago Street Course, NASCAR made it clear that they would not be stopping with the Windy City and wanted to make a push toward adding more street course races to the Cup Series schedule.
While Los Angeles and New York City are at the top of NASCAR’s wishlist, getting a deal — and a favorable location — may be rather difficult in both cities. And unlike most cities, Pittsburgh has made it clear that they want to host a NASCAR street race.
In addition to Pittsburgh’s desire to host such an event, there are several other factors that may just give Steel City the edge over other big cities when it comes to landing a race weekend.
For one, Pittsburgh is a city that is known to be passionate about all types of sports, including auto racing, so there would almost certainly be a strong interest among locals, something that isn’t always true for this type of event.
On top of this, there has also been a push within IndyCar circles for such an event in the city, which opens up the door for a potential NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader weekend on a brand-new track.
Considering the success NASCAR found at Chicago this year, coupled with IndyCar’s success at many of their temporary street courses, it seems like a given that a race weekend on the streets of Pittsburgh would be a huge success for all involved.