Nashville Superspeedway

LEBANON, TN - MARCH 02: Austin Dillon drives the #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on April 2, 2010 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Nashville Superspeedway- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex situated in Gladeville, Tennessee (however the track has a Lebanon address), United States, around 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Nashville. The track was built in 2001 and is at present utilized for occasions, driving schools, and GT Academy. The facility is scheduled to have a NASCAR Cup race on June 20, 2021.

It is a solid oval track 1​1⁄3 miles (2.145 km) long. Nashville Superspeedway is possessed by Dover Motorsports, Inc., which likewise claims Dover International Speedway. Nashville Superspeedway was the longest solid oval in NASCAR during the time it was on the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuits.

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The current permanent seating limit is roughly 25,000. Extra convenient seats are acquired for certain occasions, and the seating limit can be extended to 150,000. Foundation is set up to grow the office to incorporate a short track, drag strip, and street course.

The track additionally stayed accessible and has been utilized, as a shooting area for different TV and film projects. Beginning in 2012, Nashville Superspeedway was utilized for testing by NASCAR crews.

On June 2, 2020, reports started to surface that Nashville Superspeedway would return in 2021 and would have a NASCAR Cup Series race, with a date of Sunday, June 20. The race would supplant one of the two races the arrangement runs at Dover International Speedway, which is likewise claimed by Dover Motorsports.

On June 3, NASCAR affirmed that the track will resume having a Cup race in 2021, supplanting one of the two Dover dates. The track welcomed on sports the board leader Erik Moses as track president in August 2020 in front of the resuming. The race will be known as the Ally 400.

History

At its pinnacle, it facilitated four significant races every year: two NASCAR Xfinity Series races and two NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series races (one every year preceding 2010). The IndyCar Series Firestone Indy 200 was run at the track from its opening until 2008.

Each feature event was generally joined by a partner occasion from a lower-level arrangement like ARCA and Indy Lights. NASCAR constantly showed little interest in organizing a NASCAR Cup Series race at the track.

In October 2009, Dover Motorsports chose to close Memphis Motorsports Park, and the Memphis Truck race initially booked for late June 2010 was moved to Nashville Superspeedway on April 2, one day preceding the yearly Nationwide Series race at the track.

The April Truck race was known as the "Nashville 200". Nashville Superspeedway turned into the lone facility on the circuit to have two Truck Series races without facilitating a NASCAR Cup occasion.

Similar to a Nashville metropolitan custom, exceptionally planned Gibson Les Paul guitars are given to the race champs instead of customary prizes. The track additionally has gained notoriety for delivering some first-time champs.

The track is alluded by the exemplary term of a "superspeedway" (a track of one mile (1.6 km) or more, contrasted with a short track), and is named to separate itself from the .596 mile Fairgrounds Speedway (recently known as Nashville Speedway USA) at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds close to downtown Nashville.

Until 1984, Nashville Speedway USA had led a couple of 420-lap Cup races, yet NASCAR pulled its endorsing permit from the circuit after arguments about who might deal with the track occurred before the beginning of the 1985 season.

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Following drowsy participation for significant occasions and no possibilities of acquiring a Cup Series occasion, Dover Motorsports declared that the track would not look for NASCAR sanctions in 2012, successfully closing it down, on August 3, 2011.

In the declaration, Dover likewise indicated that the track was available to be purchased. The track stayed accessible for private use, for example, vehicle and tire testing.

Quick Facts

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Location4847-F McCreary Road Lebanon, TN 37090
OperatorDover Motorsports, Inc.
Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

ARCA Menards Series

Length1.333 mi (2.145 km)