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Nashville Superspeedway
Nashvillesspeedway.jpg
Location 4847-F McCreary Road
Lebanon, TN 37090
Capacity 50,000
Owner Dover Motorsports
Opened 2001
Major events NASCAR Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series, IRL IndyCar Series, IRL Firestone Indy Lights, ARCA RE/MAX Series
Tri-oval
Surface Concrete
Length 1.333 mi (2.145 km)
Turns 4
Banking 14°
Lap record 0:23.271 (Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing, 2003, IRL IndyCar Series)

Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 30 miles (48 km) east of Nashville. It is a concrete oval track 1 1/3 miles (2.145 km) in length. Nashville Superspeedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, which owns Dover International Speedway.

The track was built in 2001 and currently hosts three major races: two NASCAR Nationwide Series races and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (an IndyCar series race was run at the track from its opening until 2008). Current permanent seating capacity is approximately 50,000 [1]. Additional portable seats are brought in for some events, and seating capacity can be expanded to 150,000.[2] As of 2005, NASCAR has shown little interest in staging a Sprint Cup Series race or other major event at the track, though NASCAR would likely not object if track ownership moved one of its races from Dover International Speedway to Nashville. Management has shown no inclination to move either of its two successful races away from Dover. Nashville Superspeedway is the only track to host two NASCAR Nationwide Series races without hosting a Sprint Cup Series event.

As is a Nashville metropolitan tradition, specially-designed Gibson Les Paul guitars are presented to race winners in place of conventional trophies. The track also has a reputation for producing many first-time winners.

The track is referred by the classic term of a "superspeedway" (a track of one mile (1.6 km) or longer, compared to a short track), and is named to differentiate itself from the .596 mile Nashville Speedway USA (now Music City Motorplex) at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds near downtown Nashville. Until 1984, the Nashville Speedway USA had conducted a pair of 420-lap races in the Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series), but NASCAR pulled its sanctioning license from the circuit after disputes over who would manage the track took place prior to the start of the 1985 season.

See also: List of NASCAR race tracks

Contents

Current Races

Records

  • NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying: David Stremme, 28.811 sec. (166.561) mph, 2007
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series Race: Carl Edwards, 2 hrs. 18 min. 28 sec. (129.949 mph), June 9, 2007
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying: Erik Darnell, 29.601 sec. (162.116 mph), 2006
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race: Scott Riggs, 1 hr. 30 min. 34 sec. (132.466 mph), August 10, 2001
  • IRL Qualifying: Scott Dixon, 206.211 mph (331.864 km/h), July 18, 2003
  • IRL Race: Buddy Lazier, 144.809 mph (233.047 km/h), July 21, 2001

Feature Race Winners

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NASCAR Nationwide Series

Season Race Name Month Winning Driver Manufacturer
2001 Pepsi 300 April Greg Biffle Ford
2002 Pepsi 300 April Scott Riggs Ford
2002 Inside Traxx 300 June Jack Sprague Chevrolet
2003 Pepsi 300 April David Green Pontiac
2003 Trace Adkins Chrome 300 June Scott Riggs Ford
2004 Pepsi 300 April Michael Waltrip Chevrolet
2004 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Jason Leffler Chevrolet
2005 Pepsi 300 March Reed Sorenson Dodge
2005 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
2006 Pepsi 300 April Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
2006 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Carl Edwards Ford
2007 Pepsi 300 April Carl Edwards Ford
2007 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Carl Edwards Ford
2008 Pepsi 300 March Scott Wimmer Chevy
2008 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Brad Keselowski Chevy
2009 Pepsi 300 April Joey Logano Toyota
2009 Federated Auto Parts 300 June Kyle Busch Toyota

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Season Race Name Winning Driver Manufacturer
2001 Federated Auto Parts 200 Scott Riggs Dodge
2002 Federated Auto Parts 200 Mike Bliss Chevrolet
2003 Federated Auto Parts 200 Carl Edwards Ford
2004 Toyota Tundra 200 Bobby Hamilton Dodge
2005 Toyota Tundra 200 David Reutimann Toyota
2006 Toyota Tundra 200 Johnny Benson Toyota
2007 Toyota Tundra 200 Travis Kvapil Ford
2008 Toyota Tundra 200 Johnny Benson Toyota

Indy Racing League IndyCar Series

References

  1. ^ Welcome to Nashville Superspeedway
  2. ^ Welcome to Nashville Superspeedway

External links

Coordinates: 36°02′40″N 86°24′45″W / 36.04442°N 86.41262°W / 36.04442; -86.41262


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