The historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway was unaffected by the tornado which passed through the Nashville area early Tuesday morning, according to track officials. The powerful and deadly storm moved through Middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning, with reports of several fatalities and severe damage in downtown Nashville.
The storm reportedly passed the speedway three miles to its east, leaving the venue unaffected.
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway General Manager Scott Menlen, D&D Events President Randy Dyce, Speedway Communications Director Donnie Redd, and their respective families were also unaffected by the storm. Former Speedway Vice President Claire Formosa and her family are also safe.
The racing season at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is scheduled to begin on April 18. 10 events are planned at the speedway under the management of Track Enterprises in 2020, including the prestigious All American 400 on October 30-November 1.
Speed51 offers its heartfelt thoughts and prayers for those affected by this tragic storm.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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