Crab Cakes and Sprint Cars....PA does 1
- Jun 13, 2009
Which makes me think something is in the works there. I dunno if it is Cup but maybe The Rock was assured of something (Trucks/Xfinity/ARCA/SRX) because you're right that money is gonna go quick.It won't take long to go through their $9 million just doing those two things.
Which makes me think something is in the works there. I dunno if it is Cup but maybe The Rock was assured of something (Trucks/Xfinity/ARCA/SRX) because you're right that money is gonna go quick.
If the deal is approved, Bristol Motor Speedway would agree to a long-term contract to lease and operate Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and assume financial responsibility for track renovations, operation costs and maintenance.
The Metro Council would issue no more than $50 million in bonds for renovations to the racetrack, with debt and project costs being covered by racing and event revenue.
I missed that part at first. I don’t think there’s really room to change the size or shape of the track so maybe that refers to banking? I think they plan to repave it right away, might be a part of that."They also plan to redesign the track" umm that better just be pitroad stuff and not SMIs usual way of designing a track
The Fairgrounds is made for short track racing. High banks and multiple grooves have provided great racing for years and it has a unique atmosphere, fun, exciting, unpredictable. I've raced there many times and its just so much fun and its gonna be a homerun to get it back on the schedule.Will someone explain to me the hullabaloo about this Fairgrounds track? Isn't there already a perfectly good track in Nashville that NASCAR raced on last year? I ask as someone who's never seen one track, and seen the other only on TV.
Since that was done, I’ve wondered if that’s the exact reason why. Placeholder dates.Highly doubt both NorthWilkes & Rockingham are both back on a Cup schedule but I wouldn’t mind seeing Atlanta & Darlington lose a race for each of those since they all cover the same area.
They could, and I'd love to see it. It wouldn't bother me if the only triple-header weekends were the season openers and closers. I see the biggest hurdle being the TV networks. They like having all of a weekend's races in one place; races in two places double the coverage costs.They could be going back to running the Trucks and Xfinities at more standalone races.
I wouldn't get your hopes up yet, there is one more hurdle to cross. Pending approval from local councils
SMI now owns Dover and Nashville SS. I’d bet Dover’s date goes to North Wilkesboro.SMI could move a date from Atlanta to the Fairgrounds and move a date from Bristol to North Wilkesboro, especially if it's made into a dirt track.
yep, it is one thing to pour money in a facility that is smack dab in the middle of a large city that is in one of Nascar's most popular areas in comparison to a track that has already failed, in total disrepair and is out in the toolies, but whatever.That's okay, I have no clue why they think NW will get a Cup date from anywhere.