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NASCAR Keeping Nashville Options Open
Monday, 8 Aug, 2011 – 8:33 | Comments Off
NASCAR Keeping Nashville Options Open

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The apparent demise of Nashville Superspeedway might open the door to bringing back NASCAR racing to historical old Fairgrounds Speedway.
The Supespeedway, located 40 miles east of Nashville, will seek no NASCAR sanctions next year, owner Dover Motorsports announced last week. The 11-year-old track, valued at around $50 million, [...]

Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish

Newton, Iowa – It’s not often that one driver will thank another for wrecking him late in a race. But that is exactly what Ricky Stenhouse did after he was rammed from behind as he headed for the finish line in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday night.
That’s because the ram job [...]

Sadler Fastest NNS Qualifier at Iowa
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 16:56 | Comments Off
Sadler Fastest NNS Qualifier at Iowa

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Newton, Iowa – Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race on Saturday afternoon by turning a lap at 132.386 mph.
The pole was the third of the season for Sadler – who will start the race third in points – and the Kevin Harvick [...]

Pastrana Done Until 2012
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Pastrana Done Until 2012

RacinToday.com
The much-anticipated debut of action sports star  Travis Pastrana in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will continue to be much-anticiapted until next season.
Pastrana Waltrip Racing announced today that Pastrana will not make his NNS debut until the 2012 season because of  injuries suffered during the 17th annual X Games last week in Los Angeles.
The 11-time X [...]

Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall
Thursday, 4 Aug, 2011 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall

When the news broke that Nashville Superspeedway wouldn’t be seeking sanctions for NASCAR’s Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series races next year, it wasn’t much of a surprise. There have been better crowds for dirt Late Model races than what Nashville
pulled in recent races.
But there’s still a great sense of sadness, for the track and [...]

Nashville Opts Out Of NASCAR
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 10:51 | 3 Comments
Nashville Opts Out Of NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – Dover Motorsports has announced it will seek no NASCAR races next year for Nashville Superspeedway and will “evaluate all options for the track, including its possible sale.”
The track, located in Gladeville, Tenn., 40 miles east of Nashville, has struggled with attendance since opening in 2001.
Should Dover sell the [...]

Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 8:05 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – The corn dog looked bigger that the arm of the little kid who was holding it. With it’s popsicle stick at the bottom and thick layer of deep-fried golden corn batter, the corn dog looked both longer and meatier that the little arm.
And neither the 90-plus-degree heat, [...]

Smokin’ Hot Preacher Is Welcome To Come Back
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 7:16 | 6 Comments
Smokin’ Hot Preacher Is Welcome To Come Back

Nashville – The pit-road preacher who gave perhaps the most memorable invocation in NASCAR history will have a chance for an encore performance.
Cliff Hawks, VP/GM of Nashville Superspeedway, says pastor Joe Nelms “will definitely be invited back next year.”
Nelms is minister of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tenn., located a few miles from the Superspeedway [...]

Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2011 – 22:16 | Comments Off
Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Brad Keselowski jumped ahead of Rickey Stenhouse Jr. on a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win the Kroger 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday night.
It was the second victory of the season for Keselowski, who won the series championship last season. [...]

Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]