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Published on August 3rd, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

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Nashville Superspeedway Won’t Seek NASCAR Events In 2012

Nashville Superspeedway announced that the track would not seek NASCAR races for the 2012 season. Dover Motorsports, which owns the 1.33-mile concrete track, said that they could not continue to host the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

Cliff Hawks, vice president and general manager, of the track said:

Nashville is a tremendous market filled with passionate race fans. We have some extremely dedicated and talented employees who have made this track a great destination, but the reality is, after ten years of effort, we have to face the fact that without a Sprint Cup race and/or a significant change in the operating model for other events, we simply cannot continue.

Denis McGlynn, President & CEO of Dover Motorsports said:

We deeply appreciate all the hard work that our employees have put into making Nashville Superspeedway such a remarkable facility. We have also had years of unrelenting support from state, county and local officials and from the racing community – from racing fans and drivers to sponsors, team owners and various sanctioning bodies.

Dover is currently weighing its options, which are said to include a possible sale of the track.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



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