#3 ISM Replaced by Auto Club Speedway
There needs to be more action during The NASCAR playoffs and while Phoenix has played host to some exciting moments in the past, moving the race to Auto Club Speedway allows for higher speeds, more strategy and the addition of multiple driving lanes! Then there are the restarts, which have been known to feature drivers going four or five wide for the lead in the first turn.
Either way, its a recipe for something special for NASCAR fans to see and will really work to give the playoffs that wild card factor that isn’t seen at very many tracks anymore. Again, this doesn’t mean that Phoenix hasn’t been a great playoff track over the years, especially after the Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer incident that brought fans to their feet, but things also need to be changed every once in a while!