NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 63rd season of racing at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is scheduled to begin two weeks later than initially planned.
Speedway officials have announced that opening night, originally scheduled for April 18, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is now the first event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway under the new management of Track Enterprises and D&D Events, falls on the weekend of May 2. The event features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and the North-South Super Late Model Challenge tri-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series and CARS Tour.
The ARCA Menards Series East Music City 200 race was originally scheduled to be apart of the event weekend, but was suspended on March 16 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Officials are continuing to work on a possible reschedule date for the that race.
The first full local racing program of the year will be on Saturday, May 16 featuring Pro Late Models, Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros and the Baby Grand Series. This will be the second points race of the season for Pro Late Models. There will be an open practice on Friday, May 15.
Open practice, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 9.
“Though we are disappointed to have the start of race season in Nashville delayed a couple of weeks,” noted Randy Dyce, president of D&D Events, “The health and safety of our fans, teams and staff are of top priority. Our team is continuing to monitor the situation closely and is in communication with local government and health officials.”
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway has also added a race date on Saturday, Aug. 29 to replace the Saturday, April 18 local racing event. With the move, the total number of race weekends, nine, remains the same as initially scheduled.
“We are committed to making 2020 the strongest season of racing in Nashville in recent years,” said Track Enterprises President Bob Sargent. “Maintaining a solid number of local races is key to that success.”