Daytona (Speedway) is a tough one to crack, and *they* have to be interested, not the other way around.
You know, it seems to be going pretty well for the short time it's been running, and is showing some great growth and potential I think. A little kudos is in order for the first three years so far.
Why it is easy to sit back and criticize, you can rest assured that Todd Eagan is campaigning hard for the sport.
A nine round schedule is nothing to take lightly if you're the one putting the money up to go to all the rounds. It'll be big news if he pulls off the combined Champ Car round this year.
What no one seems to realize/acknowledge is the tremendous amount of work and financial commitment it takes to host a round. It is the PROMOTERS, NOT the AMA that makes a round happen. Remember a Pro event takes a WHOLE lot more then, "We want to do one..." It isn't as easy as one might think, and requires a strong team of investors/sponsors as well as a very strong and dedicated logistical operations team.
AMA Nasmoto is taking the easier route of piggy-backing onto existing amatuer events, with very little cost outlay... Much easier then a AMA Pro investment.
It's really up to us, the riders/racers and promoters to make this Sport grow, instead of getting on these webboards and continually bashing and putting things down. If you really dig this sport, how about spreading some positive word for a change.