Originally Posted by KingOfJericho
I don't get it either. I know Austin is a great town but it's not a world class city. Watkins Glen was successful because it was so close to New York, one of the largest urban areas in the world and the largest in the US. San Fran or New York are the only cities that make logical sense to me.
You've maybe heard of LA? Still seems to make more sense than any others, as well as Vegas. Austin just seems like a headache for most fans to travel to. Watkins Glen is a great track, but has lousy spectator facilities and isn't exactly convenient from the city. If nothing else, hopefully the Austin track is accessible by their light rail.