It's official: we have seen the last of the single-grooved oval.
After eight years, the Indy Racing League will no longer be competing at Nashville Superspeedway.Please sign your condolences (good, bad, or otherwise) in the comments section.
"We’re disappointed for all of the fans and sponsors of open wheel racing in middle Tennessee,” said Cliff Hawks, Vice President and General Manager of Nashville Superspeedway.
“Regrettably, the IRL has chosen to structure their sanction fees at such a level that we had no choice but to re-evaluate whether they fit into our plan. Regardless, we believe the IRL had no further interest in the middle Tennessee market. We are very grateful to Firestone and their support of the Firestone Indy 200 for the past seven years."
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(Thanks to Jennifer for the alert,)