Tuesday night brings a key City Council meeting for those battling to save the old Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The mayor has made it clear that he wants to take the wrecking ball to the legendary race track and redevelop the area while supporters are trying to find a way to save it.
Nashville Speedway first featured Sprint Cup racing in 1958 when Joe Weatherly won the 200 lap race. The series returned there every year until 1984 when Geoffrey Bodine won the final Sprint Cup show. After a short break the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series picked up and continued racing there until 2000. The new Nashville Superspeedway opened nearby in 2001.