What to know about NASCAR races at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend

NASCAR is back in Nashville for a second consecutive year.

The NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series all will race on the 1.333-mile Nashville Superspeedway this weekend, beginning Friday.

The Lebanon track is under new ownership this season, with Speedway Motorsports’ purchase of Dover Motorsports in December.

Here’s what you need to know this weekend at the speedway:

What’s different at the track this year?

A few things:

  • Brothers Osborne will perform the pre-race concert before Sunday’s Ally 400 Cup race.
  • WWE star Sheamus is the honorary starter, and country music star Kane Brown is the grand marshal for Sunday’s race.
  • On Sunday morning, fans can drive their own car on the Nashville Superspeedway track for three laps behind a pace car. The cost is $60 and benefits Speedway Children’s Charities.
  • Traffic will be different. More on that below.

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