In 2001, national-level NASCAR racing returned to Nashville when the 1.333-mile Nashville Superspeedway opened and played host to what are now known as the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series for the first time. Over its first decade, the track became a staple of the schedule for both series, expanding each to two events, while also adding IndyCar racing for the first eight years of its existence. However, without a NASCAR Cup Series date on its calendar, 2011 proved to be the track’s final season, and it would shut down after choosing not to seek NASCAR sanction for 2012.
How times have changed. In June 2020, NASCAR awarded Nashville Superspeedway a Cup Series date for 2021, effectively bringing the track back to life. For the first time, it’ll host all three national NASCAR series in June 2021. Like Dover International Speedway, its sister track, Nashville features a concrete racing surface that will present a unique challenge to the many real-world racing stars who will take it on for the first time. You’ll find yourself facing those same obstacles as you attempt to handle the track’s high speeds on iRacing!