California should lose a race, but it won't happen

California Speedway failed to sell out a race. Again. It's obvious the track should lose one of its Nextel Cup races, but politics means that won't happen, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 28, 2007, 7:40 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

After falling thousands of seats short of a sellout once again, you have to wonder if California Speedway deserves two Nextel Cup dates.

The 92,000-seat facility is relatively small compared to some NASCAR tracks, but not all of those seats have been filled in the second-largest market in the country.

No wonder L.A. doesn't have an NFL team.

The main reason NASCAR wants two Nextel Cup events in Southern California is because sponsors want more races in big markets, but ...

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