Promoter, Bristol Motor Speedway to fix up Nashville track

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Bristol Motor Speedway has a deal with the group that runs racing at Nashville's historic short track trying to bring NASCAR races back to Music City.

Terms of the agreement announced Wednesday were not announced and still must be approved by the Metro Nashville Board of Fair Commissioners.

Formosa Productions Inc., which has a multi-year contract to manage the Fairgrounds Speedway, and BMS will work with Metro Nashville on a long-range plan to improve the facilities at the historic short track and bring high-profile races. That could include NASCAR events once the track meets certain standards.

The track, owned by Nashville, last hosted a top NASCAR series race in 1984.

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, says Nashville has a reputation as one of the most exciting tracks in the history of motorsports in a region with a passionate fan base. Caldwell says the racing industry is excited about Nashville's potential to be a regular site for "major events."

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Updated December 19, 2018

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