NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/WJHL) – Bristol Motor Speedway and parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. are interested in operating a racetrack in the Music City.
Officials from BMS confirmed they are bidding on a contract to operate the Nashville Fairgrounds racetrack, a 0.596-mile asphalt oval.
This track used to be on the NASCAR Cup schedule from 1958 to 1984.
BMS says it is eager to work with the city of Nashville.
Executive Vice President and General manager of BMS, Jerry Caldwell, released a statement about the bid:
“We can confirm that Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) has submitted a proposal to manage the historic Fairgrounds Speedway and would be honored to serve as its promoter. Bruton Smith, Executive Chairman, and Marcus Smith, Chief Executive Officer, have a vision that the venue can again become a premier destination and they have a solid reputation of creating world-class facilities. If selected, the BMS team stands ready to work in collaboration with the city of Nashville to boost the fan experience, improve safety and produce iconic events at the Fairgrounds Speedway. We are confident that great success can be achieved for the racetrack while balancing the quality of life for its surrounding neighbors.”
Many in the racing world have voiced their support for the bid.