NASCAR announced on Wednesday it will host its own original Champion’s Week in Nashville, Tenn., such as its Cup Series.
The formal post-season Awards tradition stretches back to 1981, when the function was held in nyc. It relocated to Vegas in 2009.
“This yearwe put a course to check at what we do through another lens, for example how we celebrate the champions of our sport,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR President.
“Nashville’s energy, energetic entertainment arena, and deep-rooted lineage in motor sports informed our decision and we believe our fans and industry will soon embrace the movement to the Music City. ”
Additional Champion’s Week events is going to be announced at a later date.
“From your ‘Birthplace of Country Music’ in Bristol to the House of country music in Nashville, we combine all Tennesseans in welcoming the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards Ceremony to the Volunteer State,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general director of Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Music City never misses a beat once hosting highprofile events, along with every race fan might want to combine in if the stars of NASCAR roar in to town for this season-ending bash. ”
NASCAR and Nashville talk about a lengthy history.
Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville hosted 42 Cup races from 1958 to 1984, with the circuit seeing two a year from 1973-84.
City officials must still approve the deal.
“We anticipate welcoming NASCAR back home to Music City. ”
In addition, the NASCAR Xfinity Series awards and Gander Outdoors Truck Series Awards will probably proceed to Friday, Nov. 22 and the NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Awards will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, this season.
Both events will probably last to be held in the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.