Here's what's silly: In each race, there are unique characteristics of the track or location that makes the race different from others. Some tracks are high-banked; some are flat. Distances range from about a half-mile with really tight corners in Martinsville to 2.5 miles with big sweeping high banked turns at Daytona, and 2 miles of very wide low banks at Michigan. A race at a short track isn't anything at all like a race on a long one, except that they all still turn left.• Chicagoland’s NASCAR Cup Series race — originally set for June 21 — has been reassigned to Darlington on May 17. The 1.5-mile Illinois track’s Xfinity Series race that was scheduled June 20 will be held May 19 at Darlington. Chicagoland was also set to host the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (June 19) and ARCA Menards Series (June 18); officials indicated those races will be reassigned at a later date.
• Richmond Raceway’s springtime Cup Series event on the initial schedule for April 19 has been moved to Darlington on May 20. A Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race that was to be run April 18 remains postponed, with officials saying details would come later for rescheduling. The .75-mile Virginia track’s Sept. 11-12 race weekend remains on the schedule.
• Sonoma Raceway’s Cup Series date for June 14 has been moved to Charlotte on May 27. Officials for the road course said in a release they had worked with NASCAR to find an alternate date on the schedule, but a suitable replacement could not be reached, “given the ongoing uncertainty around large events in California.”
So when you "move" the Chicago race to Darlington, you're changing from a 1.5 mile tri-oval to a a 1.3 mile narrow high bank with different banking in various corners and it's own legacy of leaving cars with a "Darlington stripe" from how often they hit the wall. And "moving" the Sonoma race from a track that is a real road course, with something like 12 turns, hills, etc. and moving it to Charlotte for their pretend "roval" isn't even close.
Are they "moving" a race, or just scrapping races in Chicago, Richmond, and Sonoma and putting in new races at different tracks? It doesn't really matter to me, and maybe to nobody else, but if they think races are that interchangeable, and they aren't going to have fans anyway, why not just have a race every weekend at Charlotte and everybody gets to stay home.