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3. 20-Foot Sound Reduction Barrier: The third rendering introduces the incorporation of a cutting-edge 20-foot sound reduction barrier made of a perforated aluminum face, absorptive rock wool fill, and solid backing, further solidifying Bristol Motor Speedway’s dedication to harmoniously integrate the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with the surrounding community. This innovative barrier will reduce noise levels by 50%, ensuring the tranquility of nearby residents while allowing motorsport enthusiasts to experience the thrill of NASCAR racing up close and personal.

Negotiations continue on efforts to bring racing to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Mayor Freddie O’Connell built much of last year’s bid for higher office on the back of opposition to a plan for the city to help fund the construction of a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans on city-owned land on the banks of the Cumberland River.

Perhaps it seemed obvious then that he would also oppose a plan to help fund the renovation of the city-owned Fairgrounds Speedway to pave the way for the return of NASCAR in Nashville.

Now, despite some assumptions that John Cooper’s departure from the mayor’s office meant the death of the NASCAR deal, discussions between the O’Connell administration and proposed track operator Speedway Motorsports are ongoing.


“The mayor’s office continues to discuss with multiple stakeholders how to improve the remaining facilities at the Fairgrounds,” O’Connell spokesperson Alex Apple said. “This includes [District 17 Metro Councilmember Terry Vo], neighbors and other interested parties.”

Added Speedway Motorsports representative Joe Hall: “We’ve had multiple conversations with the O’Connell administration.”

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