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Time to reschedule the Martinsville race

Jay Busbee
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Whether or not you believe in global warming, you've got to admit, there's something freaky going on at Martinsville. Every year, it seems the rain runs away with the race. (I started the rain this year on my fantasy team. Won big, too.) Now, I certainly enjoy weekday racing — makes the Mondays go that much faster — but I understand that's not always a possibility for most people.

So with the rainfall fresh in mind, The NASCAR Insiders pose the obvious question: why not change Martinsville's date?

It's a good idea, one that's endorsed by track president Clay Campbell. Push the spring race a little further into, you know, the spring and reduce the possibility of bone-chilling rain.

Now, you'll never completely eliminate weather from the equation. Despite what the conspiracy theorists believe, NASCAR can't control the clouds. (Still, it's Jimmie Johnson's fault.) So with that in mind, why not reschedule Martinsville?

The problem comes in what races to place in those early-spring slots. Anything north of Atlanta has problems with weather, so maybe Homestead? Heck, I don't know. I'm here to pick apart NASCAR's problems, not solve them! Make your call in the comments below.

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