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Nashville Superspeedway: Sunset has been lifted

Nashville Superspeedway: Sunset has been lifted
Nashville Superspeedway: Sunset has been liftedGoogle Maps aerial shot of Nashville Superspeedway

Today we learned that for the Nashville Superspeedway in nearby Lebanon, Tennessee their 'sunset has been lifted'. By that we mean that the shuttered and long-vacant motorsports racing facility is now under plans for a revival as Dover Downs has sold the racetrack to a company by the name of NexOvation.

Nashville Superspeedway
Nashville SuperspeedwayJason Smith/Getty Images

News about this has intrigued us and we are wondering if it is a possibility that some NASCAR races will be a reality at the track once again. Not much is known about the plans for the facility other than the new owners are hoping to 'make a 52-week', yearround venue.

When the Nashville Superspeedway opened in 2001, the promises of promoters at the time held all of the racing enthusiasts in thrall. That dream lasted until 2011 at which time the facility was shut down. With the new owners closing the deal before year's end, we are hopeful for some interesting motorsports racing to go to in the near future.

We have a slideshow from the last race held at the speedway on July 23, 2011; that race was won by Carl Edwards. We hope to see many of the Nashville area racers back in action once again with the new opening.

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The 'cover photo' which depicts the name 'Nashville Superspeedway' is by Jason Smith/Getty Images.

The photo of the aerial view of the Nashville Superspeedway, is through Google Maps.

The following photos of the last race at Nashville Superspeedway are by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR.

1: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, and Steve Wallace, driver of the #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota, lead the field to the green flag for the running of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 23, 2011 in Lebanon, Tennessee.

2 Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, races into turn three during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.

3: Austin Dillon, driver of the #33 Rheem Chevrolet, and Elliott Sadler, driver of the #2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, lead the field into turn three during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 in Lebanon, Tennessee.

4: Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, is shown as he races down the front stretch during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.

5: Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, racing into turn four during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 23, 2011.

6: A general view during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.