#2 Talladega Superspeedway replace by Watkins Glen/Sonoma.
Talladega has been known as the wild card factor in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, but it has also proven to be one of the most dangerous and luck based races in NASCAR history. Unfortunately for the 2.5 mile super speedway that has played host to some of the greatest finishes in NASCAR history, it is an unfair way to determine who moves on in a preliminary round and needs to be switched with something else.
With that being said and one road course already being inserted in the ten race playoff format that closes out The Monster Energy Cup Series season, why not add another one in order to continue breaking up the constant barrage of cookie cutter tracks? In fact, why not continue to switch between Watkins Glen and Sonoma to add to the excitement and unpredictability of the playoffs?