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Race Over: Future uncertain for Nashville Superspeedway

August 4th, 2011 4:29 pm by Tom Kreager

NASHVILLE — The long-range future of Nashville Superspeedway and NASCAR-sanctioned racing in Middle Tennessee is clouded in uncertainty today, but the short-term future for both is clear.

They do not exist.

Nashville Superspeedway is closing its doors, and NASCAR — the National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing — apparently will be disappearing from the area landscape for the first time since 1958.

Financially troubled Dover Motorsports, parent company of Nashville Superspeedway, announced Wednesday that it will not seek to host NASCAR-sanctioned races in 2012, effectively ending its operation as a racing facility. And shortly after its announcement, it reduced its website to one page, carrying the announcement under the heading, “Thanks for all the Memories!”

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