Nashville Superspeedway announces effective shut down
Nashville Superspeedway announced via their corporate entity Dover Motorsports Incorporated that the ten year old speedway will not be pursuing any NASCAR races in 2012 and may eventually be for sale.
An excerpt from DMI's release states:
Vice President and General Manager of Nashville Superspeedway, Cliff Hawks, stated, "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."
Nashville has a few events left on the schedule for the remainder of 2011 that will not be impacted by today’s announcement.
Nashville has been trying to get a Sprint Cup race on their docket for ten years after the track was opened in 2001, but only was able to secure Nationwide Series and INDYCAR races that are less lucrative, and INDYCAR hasn't been at Nashville since 2008.
I guess this means we won't get another chance to see Kyle Busch destroy a perfectly good guitar in Victory Lane.
Full Press Release from DMI (Read)