Nashville On IRL Schedule
September 13, 2006 | 1:42 P.M. EST
The IndyCar Series' annual stop at Nashville will be held on Saturday, July 14. A 100-mile Indy Pro Series race at the track will be held in conjunction with the IndyCar Series event.
"We are pleased to be returning to Nashville Speedway and bringing the IndyCar Series to Firestone's home city," said Brian Barnhart, president and COO of the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series. "The concrete pavement at Nashville brings an exciting element to our diverse schedule of super speedways, short ovals, road and street events."
The 1.33-mile concrete oval located near Gladeville, Tenn., has hosted IndyCar Series racing since 2001 and the Indy Pro Series since 2002. The track is the only concrete venue on the schedule and has produced one of the most competitive events in IndyCar Series history with six race winners in as many events.
The track's hand-painted Gibson guitar trophy is one of the series' most-sought after prizes.
"The IndyCar Series continues to be a fan favorite, and we are thrilled to have the series back in 2007," Nashville Superspeedway Vice President & General Manager Cliff Hawks said.
The remainder of the 2007 IndyCar Series schedule will be announced at a later date.