The owner of Bristol Motor Speedway is in preliminary talks about holding two yearly NASCAR races at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but the two sides appear no closer to a deal.
Tony Formosa, the longtime promoter of the fairgrounds racetrack, said Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Bristol Motor Speedway, has expressed interest in holding a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the fairgrounds.
"If the Bristol deal matures, I think they're talking about two races," Formosa told the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners at the board's monthly meeting.
He said the two NASCAR races floated by Speedway Motorsports would be held over one weekend, but dates are unclear. He stressed that talks are still very early.
"I think everything is still very premature," he told The Tennessean. "We haven't even come close to reaching an (agreement).
The interest from Speedway Motorsports comes as The Fairgrounds Nashville is slated for a major overhaul with the addition of a new Major League Soccer stadium, tentatively set to open in 2021. The plan is for the speedway to remain and continue holding events.
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