Do you remember some of the wildest finishes and top performances at Nashville Superspeedway? We’ve listed our favorites below. Let us know yours on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
April 13, 2001 – NASCAR legend Ken Schrader wins the first event at Nashville Superspeedway, leading 26 laps on his way to a victory in the “PFG Lester 150” ARCA Menards Series East race. Schrader edges Frank Kimmel, who led a race-high 62 laps, to the checkered flag by less than 1 second.
July 19, 2003 – Scott Dixon, driving a G-Force Toyota in the Indy Racing League, sets Nashville’s all-time speed record with a qualifying lap at an average speed of 206.211 mph (23.271 seconds). Dixon, a six-time IndyCar national champion, won three straight IndyCar races at Nashville between 2006-08.
April 10, 2004 – The top four cars crash with less than two laps remaining (including Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer), allowing Michael Waltrip to slide by and win the race under caution. It is Waltrip’s 11th and final Xfinity Series victory. See race replay HERE.
June 12, 2005 – Clint Bowyer wins his first NASCAR national series event after leading 70 laps in the “Federated Auto Parts 300” NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Bowyer won the NASCAR Xfinity Series title in 2008 and 10 NASCAR Cup Series races in his career.
Aug. 12, 2006 – Todd Bodine and Mike Skinner collide while battling for the lead on the final lap, allowing Johnny Benson to pass them both on his way to a win in the “Toyota Tundra 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Benson leads just one lap in the race.
April 7, 2007 – David Stremme pilots Nashville’s fastest lap among NASCAR drivers, averaging 166.561 mph (28.811 seconds) in a Dodge during qualifying for the “Pepsi 300” Xfinity Series race.
June 7, 2008 – The first career NASCAR victory for Brad Keselowski came at Nashville in the “Federated Auto Parts 300” presented by Dollar General Xfinity Series race. Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion, led 33 laps in what was also one of JR Motorsports’ first NASCAR victories.
June 6, 2009 – In an often-replayed celebration scene, Kyle Busch smashes the famous Nashville Superspeedway guitar trophy in Victory Lane following a win in the “Federated Auto Parts 300” NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Busch led 173 laps and narrowly defeated Brad Keselowski by .891 second to the finish line. See clip HERE.
April 2, 2010 – Kyle Busch leads 131 laps and wins the Nashville 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with a record average speed of 136.459 mph. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion tops Kevin Harvick by less than half a second at the finish (.426 second).
July 23, 2011 – Pastor Joe Nelms gave an enthusiastic invocation before the track’s final event to date, the “Federated Auto Parts 300” NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which concluded with Carl Edwards’ fifth victory.
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