I'm not a NASCAR fan, more of a Formula 1 guy. I will watch NASCAR during different eventls like this one. The 1/4 mile track is going to be difficult. I know the midgets and outlaws run short arena tracs on dirt and sometimes pavement but the larger cars are going to be something. One issue that comes up on these short tracks is the drivers actually get dizzy due to how often and how quickly they turn. This is the kind of race where anyone from the field could just happen to be good on this type of track and will walk away from the usual front runners.
I do like the NASCAR races where they run a more technical circuit - that usually is a good race. A typical 200 lap race is 800 left turns, I am not as drawn to those.
Nascar used to never race in the rain. They changed the rule and road races can be competed in the rain. Yesterday was one of the first races with this generation car on a wet track. Was pretty interesting to watch. Definitely better racing once the track dried.