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Masters and NASCAR-- Oh, that's why...

November 17, 2009

Perhaps we're a bit golf-centric here at Golf World and Golf Digest. At least one reader thinks so.

Dear Editor, I had to laugh about you thinking NASCAR didn't want to go up against Masters Sunday (Golf World, Bunker News). NASCAR never races on Easter Sunday, which is why there was no NASCAR race on Masters Sunday in 2009. The week after Easter Sunday, NASCAR usually races on Saturday night in Phoenix. In 2010, Easter Sunday is the week before the Masters which means NASCAR will be racing on Saturday night in Phoenix on Masters weekend. Jim Fuchs Costa Mesa, CA

Thanks, Jim. I hope you don't mind, but we're going to adhere to our theory because it makes us feel better. By the way, NASCAR announced that its truck series will run a double-header Easter weekend in Nashville, though the races will be run Friday and Saturday. We're thinking about doing that and then heading to Augusta. --Bob Carney