5 Reasons Why NASCAR Needs More Night Races, Especially in the Chase

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5 Reasons Why NASCAR Needs More Night Races, Especially in the Chase
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There's nothing like the excitement and yes, even the blur, of night racing in NASCAR.

It's hard to get NASCAR fans to agree to much of anything. They have different favorite drivers, different favorite tracks, even different favorite races.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

But if there's one subject that brings fans and drivers alike together in their opinion, it's the almost universal enjoyment and appreciation of night racing.

Some like racing under the lights because it reminds them of their early years as either a fan or driver, watching or competing at some of the smallest grassroots short tracks in the nation, from Washington state to Florida, from New Hampshire to California.

Others like Saturday night racing because of the entirely different way the senses react. Watching a night race—particularly in person—is a whole different experience than watching a race during the day, from sights to sounds to sometimes a near-sensory overload.

For whatever reason, night races just seem to enhance everything about the entire racing experience.

Here are five of the best reasons why NASCAR should consider adding more Saturday night races to the schedule, particularly during the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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