So far it has been a wild and crazy year for NASCAR, and things are beginning to get interesting for next season as well.
NASCAR has announced that next season they are returning to an old track while cutting the number of races from two to one at another.
Beginning with the 2021 racing season, Dover Motorsports Inc. will make a return to Nashville Superspeedway after being away for several years.
The addition of the Nashville race will mean that another race will have to be eliminated from the schedule. Next season there will be only one race at Dover International Speedway to battle Miles the Monster.
Like Dover, the track at Nashville is a one mile concrete track.
The dates for the Nashville and Dover races have yet to be scheduled; but will be revealed along with the entire 2021 schedule at a later date.
In the recent past, Nashville has been the site of the annual awards banquet and championship week activities.
Many of the tracks on the NASCAR circuit present some unique trophies to race winners; for example Martinsville presents a grandfather clock and Texas offer a six-shooter and hat. Winners in Nashville will receive a guitar.
Dover Motorsports Inc. has announced that while the track is in “great shape”, they will be spending $8 to $10 million to upgrade track and facilities including additional seating to increase the current 25,000 seat capacity.
Executive vice president and chief operating officer for Dover Motorsport Inc Mike Tatoian spoke on the changes saying, “our company is excited about the terrific opportunity to not only host a NASCAR Cup Series race weekend but opening our Nashville facility will enable us to host other exciting forms of racing and entertainment options. We are also proud that our long history with NASCAR will continue at the ‘Monster Mile’ in 2021, and we also look forward to hosting the 9th Firefly Music Festival next summer.”