Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Johnson wants Cup race in Canada
Jimmie Johnson would like to see more road courses added to the Sprint Cup schedule and believes a race in Canada is something NASCAR should explore. The reigning Cup champion, only once a winner on a road course in NASCAR, would favour the addition of a race in Canada to the top-level series' schedule in the future, as he sees major interest from fans in the neighbour country who often make the trip south of the border to attend Cup events. NASCAR currently races at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal with its second-tier series, although there are fears for the future of the event as government support for next year's race is said to be under review.