Easter.  That’s it.  Easter.  That may be the only sacred day left in the NASCAR calendar.

If you’re one of the folks who want to see the series run more than 38 weeks a year, where are you going to add the dates?

This weekend is Mother’s Day.  That used to be an off-weekend.  One of the times NASCAR tried to run on Mother’s Day was the 2nd All-Star race at Atlanta.  I was there.  The media may have out-numbered the people in the stands. 

Nearly two decades later, NASCAR put a race, in Darlington, on Saturday night of Mother’s Day weekend.  It turned out to be a smashing success; largely due to the determination of the people of Darlington to keep a date on the NASCAR schedule.

Now, the race is being run on Sunday.  So, we’re acknowledging that, much like on Father’s Day, which we always run on, Mom may actually want to spend her special day at the track.