Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (iRacing)

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
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Location Nashville, Tennessee
Country Us.png USA
0.596 mi
0.96 km
0.25 mi
0.40 km


From 1958 to 1984, the city of Nashville played host to the biggest names in NASCAR, as Fairgrounds Speedway was a staple of the annual Cup Series calendar. Nine of Richard Petty's 200 career victories came in Nashville's 42 Cup events, while all-time track win record holder Darrell Waltrip scored eight of his 67 career Fairgrounds victories at the Cup level.

But the history of racing in Nashville actually dates back nearly a century, as some of the top drivers of the Indianapolis 500 in the 1910s would bring their cars down to the track for events held alongside the state fair. Originally a dirt oval of just over a mile, the track was converted in 1957 to a half-mile paved oval, and lengthened to its current .596-mile layout just over a decade later. In recent years, proving yourself at the Fairgrounds has been a sure-fire way to get noticed in NASCAR - with names like Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, and Sterling Marlin on the entry list, taking a win at a Nashville show means you?ve got the skills to pay the bills.