This has been going on for a quite awhile, ca bb fan.
I think we have known since shortly after TARcon that this year there might be a cutback to one show a year. And if that is what it takes to keep TAR alive, then we are truly grateful for that. Not happy mind you, but grateful.
We were told that TAR would be a mid season replacement which started a lot of speculation that TAR could be slipped into the schedule this fall to take the place of the first cancelled CBS show.
But as I posted here
, while that could happen, I think it is unlikely.
These dates are very close and I am NOT saying that it is impossible for there to be a race filmed this year--just that it is seeming more unlikely. Maybe Phil is going to the race only for a couple of days--leaving him plenty of time to make a race start IF there was going to be one.
But Phil would never
let a personal fun experience get in the way of TAR and I will say that with certainty. He has been way too loyal to the program and the fans to let that happen at all.
I'll see what more I can find out about this--but in the meantime let's remember that we can only speculate, that nothing is known for sure, and that Phil has probably no more control over this than we do.