NASCAR set for Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.3-mile intermediate track, in 2021. A Nashville short track may have been a better choice.
NASCAR’s return to Nashville Superspeedway is exciting news for a city that welcomed with open arms as the site of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series banquet last fall. The change of pace from Las Vegas to Nashville proved to be a home run for the sport.
Nashville Superspeedway returns with plans to host the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. The 1.3-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports, Inc., and has played host to NASCAR- and IRL-sanctioned events from 2001 to 2011.
The Tennessee track is set on nearly 1,000 acres just outside of Nashville. There are 25,000 permanent grandstand seats, and they can expand to 50,000 with temporary seating. There is also lighting to make night racing possible. Several series have raced at the Nashville oval including, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.