Nashville’s 50-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway has a storied past but an uncertain future. City officials are considering selling the 117-acre fairgrounds site to developers, a move that would likely mark the end of a racing tradition that goes back more than a century. While that debate goes on, teams still race there most Saturday nights. It’s an old country sport living in the middle of the city. WPLN’s Craig Havighurst reports.
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WEB EXTRA: Marty – Racing to The Opry
David “Payday” McMillen, team manager for Marlin racing, remembers the race track duels between country music legend Marty Robbins and famed driver Coo Coo Marlin.
photo credits: Mike Curran, Russ Thompson, and Ron Fox