After a decade of NASCAR races, the Nashville Superspeedway in Wilson County sits idle, leaving many in the area wondering what's next for the 1,400 acre property.
Dover Motorsports, the owner of the property, announced last August it would not seek any NASCAR race sanctions in 2012 and the facility in Gladeville, 35 minutes southeast of Nashville, closed at the end of the year.
In a recent interview, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said the county is still collecting property taxes on the speedway.
He said he would love to see racing return although planners have proposed the idea of a racing-themed entertainment complex around the track.
Undeveloped acreage would provide the potential for expansion, the mayor said.
Dover Motorsports sill owns the track and has indicated they are not going to pursue any specific projects in the immediate future.
So, the future of the track remains to be seen.
The 1.33-mile concrete speedway has 25,000 permanent grandstand seats, lights for nighttime racing, foundation work for a dirt track, short track and drag strip and infrastructure in place to expand to 150,000 seats.
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