Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Return From The Overgrowth - Nashville Superspeedway Edition

While in Nashville this week for WWE Monday Night Raw me and my parents decided to make a trip to Lebanon, TN where the Closed Nashville Superspeedway sits, waiting for NASCAR or Indy Car to make it's return. This is a track that is pretty is maintained with a new parking lot in the front of the grandstands and grass staying cut in multiple places. This was a track that used to hold NASCAR, Indy Car, ARCA, IRL, among many other racing series. I remember the year I went to the track in 2007 when it was a common Easter Weekend Staple for NASCAR that is now an off weekend. It was a different track compared to the Cookie Cutter Track that we race at commonly now days. The Concrete racing surface was like Bristol and Dover but in the shape of a D like Superspeedways Talladega and Daytona. Now a days it is used for Private use which in most cases is by NASCAR Teams when they
had open testing.
We drove around the track as much as we could with many signs stating Private Property along with Facility Closed, so we did not trespass but we just went around the track. You can certainly tell none of the public events had been held here in a very long time as the Campgrounds that once thrived with Campers and Tents is now thrived by Overgrowth which is a sad sight to see. As far as I know the racing surface is still in pristine condition but we are unaware of that at the moment.
 You could also see it being off the schedule for a while by the amount of houses for sale near the track which were many and I am sure the people who bought these houses either worked for Nashville Superspeedway or was looking for this track to be like Kansas where the city would build up around the track but when NASCAR left in 2011 it was like the city went with it.
This was one neat thing to go see
and add pictures to the database that people don't have. If you are a high end person with NASCAR and you are reading this please help this track out! I am sure your Nashville NASCAR Fans would love to see this track back on at least the Truck Series Schedule in the near future as I would because it is very close to my hometown. Nashville is one of the lucky tracks as its not as bad as some of the other tracks like North Wilkesboro and Rockingham and It could certainly turn into one of those
If someone doesn't do something about it. The good sign is that On May 29, 2014, it was announced that NeXovation, Inc. (http://www.nexovation.com) would be purchasing the racetrack and all assets and equipment from Dover Motorsports for $27 million and what we hear the new owners have interest in getting NASCAR and Indy Car back to Nashville along with making it a concert venue! This was one awesome trip to Nashville that was capped off by a trip to the Ole' Nashville Superspeedway. Look for more about the Nashville Superspeedway along with other tracks that have been left behind in the near future. (Koelle, 2015)

THE BIG OFFSEASON ANNOUNCEMENT/NEW ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Big announcement that The NASCAR News Source has to announce is that we will begin covering ARCA Racing in 2016! With help from numerous teams we will start our Road To Daytona. The New Article will be entitled just that the Road To Daytona as we will highlight what it takes to get to Daytona for numerous teams! We will highlight teams like the New Hamilton-Hughes Racing and Woodruff Racing among others. This will ultimately come together at the Season Opener in Daytona in February! Thanks for everyone's support and continuous support! (Koelle, 2015)

2015 Rookie's Of The Year

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brett Moffitt

Brett Moffitt beat Matt DiBenedetto for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie Of The Year.
Brett started the season at Atlanta filling in for Brian Vickers at Michael Waltrip Racing and ran in that car until Brian returned at Las Vegas. Brett has drove 2 different rides this season but his impressive showing at Atlanta was really the icing on the cake for his Rookie Of The Year Title. Congratulations Brett!

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Daniel Suarez

How bout this guy from Mexico. Daniel Suarez has went from an unheard of driver in the states to one of the Top Xfinity Regulars.  I had the opportunity to meet Daniel Suarez at Bristol in August this season and he is a real down to earth guy who I think makes the future of our sport look more and more promising. Daniel will run a partial schedule in a truck for Kyle Busch while competing in a second full time season in the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing! Congrats Daniel!

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Erik Jones

Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series by 15 points over Tyler Reddick along with winning the Rookie Of The Year. Facing contenders like John Hunter Nemechek, Cameron Hayley, Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones, Spencer Gallagher, Ray Black Jr., Korbin Forrister, and Austin Theriault. A stunning field of Rookies certainly make the future of NASCAR look in great hands and with 2nd generation names fans will have a familiar name to cheer for in the near future!