If you can’t get excited about the next schedule over the next couple of months, I’m not sure you have a pulse for the sport.

We’ve been hearing, for years, that folks were tired of the same old schedule.  Well, that’s long gone and the two-month stretch that started last weekend is the shining example of that.

Think about it.  The stretch started with a race at the circuit’s most historic track, by the time we finish celebrating Independence Day, the Cup series will have run three road courses, two tracks for the first time (one more for the first time since the 1950s), the longest race of the year, and a double-header weekend.  Oh, and the All-Star Race will be in Texas.

Just think about it, three road courses in two months.  It wasn’t that long ago that we only had two in an entire year.

The Cup Series has never run Circuit of the Americas or the Nashville Superspeedway; and no one currently running was around when the Premiere Series ran at Road America in 1956.

Variety is considered to be the spice of life; it is certainly going to spice up the next two months in the NASCAR world.