Nashville Superspeedway: NASCAR Track Facts


Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR Track Facts

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NASCAR is a little bit Rock and roll and Nashville is a little bit country! and although Nashville is the second oldest continually open race track in America in big find its self missing from the NASCAR schedule. However 2021 saw its return….

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Below we have as many facts as you should ever need about the Nashville Superspeedway. Whether you are going or watching on TV there should be something you don’t know, or that you never knew you needed to know about Nashville Superspeedway.

If you are looking for other track facts we have them listed in the table below, they all follow a similar format and we are working through to get them all up before the end of the season ( 2022) so stay tuned!

NASCAR Track Facts links

Los Angeles ColiseumDaytona International SpeedwayLas Vegas Motor Speedway
Auto Club SpeedwayPhoenix RacewayMartinsville Speedway
Atlanta Motor SpeedwayCircuit of The AmericasDarlington Raceway
Bristol Motor SpeedwayTalladega SuperspeedwayDover Motor Speedway
Kansas SpeedwayTexas Motor SpeedwayCharlotte Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayWorld Wide Technology RacewaySonoma Raceway
Nashville SuperspeedwayRoad AmericaNew Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pocono Raceway

Nashville Superspeedway Facts.

Below you will find, hopefully, everything you need to know about this Iconic speedway. Feel free to update or let us know anything we may have missed.


Where is Nashville Superspeedway?

The track is located about 30 km South East of Nashville, Tennessee


How Long Is Nashville Superspeedway?


Nashville Superspeedway is a one and a third mile concrete tri- oval motor racing track near Nashville Tennessee . It has medium banking of 14 degrees in the turns. It is the largest concrete Oval on the NASCAR circuit and welcomed the NASCAR cup series in 2021 and again in 2022, after previously hosting the Xfinity and Truck series ( although it was closed for 10 years)


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Who owns Nashville Superspeedway?

The speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports. They also own and operate many other Iconic NASCAR tracks including Nashville, Sonoma, Texas and Las Vegas motor Speedway. it was owned previously but Dover Speedway group but the sale was finalized as of December 2021 for over 120 million dollars. Hopefully to bring it back to its glory days.


What is The Configuration of Nashville Superspeedway?

The track is a 1.33 mile traditional tri oval racetrack with 14-degree banking in the turns. It is a concrete track and the longest in NASCAR offering a different type of challenge to the drivers. There are/were plans to develop a Roval / road course in the future as well as a Drag strip as part of the Nashville Superspeedway complex.


What are The Lap Records at Nashville Superspeedway?

Well these are not exactly definitive as the Cup series have only recently started running on the track, however prior to its closure it held both xfinity and truck series racing.

we will update as more results become available.

SeriesDriverTimeYear
NASCAR CupAric Amirola29.5572021
IndyCarScott Dixon23.2712010
Truck SeriesKyle BuschErik Darnell2006
XfinityDavid Stremme28.8112007

What Kind of Weather Conditions Does Nashville Superspeedway?

Nashville Superspeedway usually experiences fine weather for NASCAR racing in the Early Summer. Temperatures can range from 25 to 31 and although rain can occur you are likely to get sunburnt than soaked so bring sunscreen and some good sunglasses.


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How Much do NASCAR tickets cost at the Nashville Superspeedway?

The ticket price range for Nashville Superspeedway usually start at $10 -$158 for general admission depending where the seat is located, There are also track pre race passes for the concerts, access to driver introductions and parties. these can be had for a add on fee. We checked these the day before the race so there will be early bird deals and discounts if you book earlier in future.

You can pay more for suites and weekend passes of course. The earlier you book the better the deals are and you can check availability here.

Camping and RV parking and hosting will also add to these prices.


When Was Nashville Superspeedway Constructed?

Nashville Superspeedway it was opened in 2001, however attendances were reducing and it was decided to moth ball the speedway in 2011 until 2021 when it was reopened to host a NASCAR cup series race and then taken over by speedway Motorsports in December 2021 and is holding another NASCAR cup series race in 2022 June the 26th.


How Many NASCAR Cup Races are held at Nashville Superspeedway?

The speedway is currently home to one NASCAR Cup races. The Race is called the Ally 400 and is held at the End of June (in 2022) on the 26th. It comes after a week off racing and drivers should be raring to go again.


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Is Nashville Superspeedway a NASCAR Short Track?

NASCAR Defines a short track as a track less than one mile in length, Nashville Superspeedway at 1.33 miles, is a medium length Tri oval Speedway. One of several, used by NASCAR throughout the year. Nashville Superspeedway with its 14 degree banking is and concrete surface is one of the faster tracks despite its smaller and shorter length.


Who won the First NASCAR Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway

The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held Nashville Superspeedway on June the 20th, 2021, and was won by Kyle Larson Driving for Hendricks Motorsports. In 2021 it was also Kyle Larson in his first Championship winning season.


What other Motor Sports have been run at Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville Superspeedway is a busy track and as well as the Cup Series Races it holds each year it has race weekend and events, or has held for many different sports. Including the following:

  • IndyCar
  • Truck series
  • NASCAR Cup Series
  • Racing Experiences
  • Evolve GT

and many Many more.

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What is the Seating Capacity of Nashville Superspeedway?

The track has a seating capacity of 38, 000 depending on the event being held there. It has the abilit to expand this up to 150,000 with temporary seating when needed.


Does Nashville Superspeedway Have Lighting for Night Racing?

Nashville Superspeedway does have lights for night racing although the nascar cup is run during the day.


How Many Laps are in a Race at Nashville Superspeedway?

The Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway is actually a 300 lap, 399 mile race on the longest concrete track in NASCAR.


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How Long is a Race at Nashville Superspeedway?

The NASCAR Cup Series race is 399 miles at Nashville Superspeedway which is 300 laps of the 1.33 mile concrete track.

  • The record time for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 miles is held by Kyle Larson at 3 hours 30 minutes and 23 seconds at the race in 2021. However at that time it was the only race held!
  • The record for the Xfinity racing is help by Scott Wimmer at 2hrs 14 mins and 12 seconds in 2008
  • The Record for Truck Series is held by Kyle Busch at 1 hour 55 minutes and 29 seconds, in 1997



What is the Banking on Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville Superspeedway is a one and a third mile Oval Track, and its banking is 14-degree banking in the turns. It is thought to be a fast track, and its concrete surface helps with this.


How can I get tickets to the Nashville Superspeedway?

Tickets for the Cup series NASCAR Races and other NASCAR races can be purchased online at the speedway’s website or by calling the ticket office.


What is the Address of Nashville Superspeedway?

The address of Nashville Superspeedway is 4847-F McCreary Road
Lebanon, TN 37090


Can you Camp or bring an RV to the Nashville Superspeedway

Yes, you can camp or bring an RV to the Nashville Superspeedway Camping and RV spots can be reserved through the Speedways Website, there are also spots for RVs but they need self contained waste systems.


What are the Rules for Bringing a Pet to the Nashville Superspeedway

Pets are not allowed in the grandstands, but they are allowed in the camping areas. as long as not infield. All pets must be on a leash at all times and waste must be cleaned up. Service animals are permitted.

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What is the Phone Number for the Nashville Superspeedway?

The phone number for the speedway is 866-RACE-TIX


What Food and Drink Concessions Do They have at Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville Superspeedway has a wide variety of food and drink concessions. Some of the options include hot dogs, hamburgers, pit boss grills, pizza, tacos, chicken, sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, beer, and wine. You can bring your own food, beer and drinks too. Just make sure your cooler is 14x14x14 and soft sided, see below.


Can you bring Coolers to Nashville Superspeedway?

Coolers are not allowed to be taken into Nashville Superspeedway even if they are soft sided (we have an article on the details here).you can bring food and drinks inside the speedway. You are not allowed to bring your own beer also, . No loose ice though so use cooling blocks. You can bring backpacks and rucksacks 18x14x14


Do you need Seat Cushions At Nashville Superspeedway?

No, seat cushions are not required at Nashville Superspeedway However, they are allowed and we have details on the best ones here. Be aware they don’t allow seat cushions with metal parts.

Is There an Age Limit For Entering the Nashville Superspeedway?

There is no age limit for entering the Nashville Superspeedway. However, children under the age of 12 the cup series races may cost just 10 dollars ( call in advance though) and children under 12 can go to NASCAR Xfinity / Truck races as well for free! To buy alcohol you will need to have ID and be over 21.

We suggest ear protection for little ears though.


What is the Policy For Wheelchair users at Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville Superspeedway is wheelchair accessible and the parking comes with a wheelchair reserved seat. .


What Should I Bring To The Nashville Superspeedway

Some items that you may want to bring to the Nashville Superspeedway races include sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, binoculars, and comfortable shoes, you can check their website for things you should not bring though most of it is fairly common sense.

You can also bring a cooler ( special size see here) with your own food and drinks.


What Time Should I Arrive At The Nashville Superspeedway?

Nashville Superspeedway has events throughout the race days , if you would like to see them then arrive before this time.

Arriving early also helps you avoid the queues if you are planning on getting food and drinks prior to the Green flag as well as enjoy the meet the drier and music experiences. Some of these may cost extra to be aware.

Conclusion

We hope the information we have researched on Nashville Superspeedway has been of use and that you have an awesome day out, which ever racetrack you go to!

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