FILLING THE VOID OF AN OFF WEEKEND

Without a Sprint Cup Race this weekend, many racing fans will desperately try to fill the void left in their weekend. In the absence of a race, a NASCAR fan might be forced to complete household chores or visit in-laws. While drivers take the off-week to hit nightclubs and host vacation get-aways, NASCAR fans need to steel themselves for a weekend without Dale Jr., Jimmie, Denny and company.Surviving a NASCAR off-weekend is possible, just follow one of these carefully prescribed solutions (as a ...

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REMEMBERING THE FINAL NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS CUP RACE IN 1984

The Nationwide and Cup tours roll into Chicago this weekend. The Windy City has held the traditional post-Independence Day date since the speedway began hosting major league NASCAR races in 2001. But it wasn’t always that way.A little weekly short track accompanied with an old-fashioned fairground used to hold the very same date. Nashville, Tenn., formerly hosted the then Grand National Series in its second of two annual 420-lap races.The setting is a grassroots level racetrack that stages ...

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