Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/29/14
NASCAR is racing for the first time since 1970 on dirt at Eldora Speedway. The trucks race at the Ohio based track on Wednesday, July 24. The idea has four time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon questioning if its time to shake up the NASCAR schedule and add in changes at the Cup level itself. Gordon said he is a fan of mid-week racing, “I would love to see that,” Gordon said. “I think when “Monday Night Football’ ends, we should start “Monday Night Racing.’ But that is just me. Of course I came from “Thursday Night Thunder,’ and … [it] was ridiculously successful back in the day. “I am not saying we need to do it every week, but if we could find the right week in the schedule and mix it up, make it special, and make it make sense for the fans at home as well as the ones that could attend, then I think it would be awesome.” Gordon has not been met with open arms though, “It seems like every time I talk to NASCAR about doing a weekly race or one mid-week, they say ‘Oh well if you do it on
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