NASCAR will be hosting its first dirt-track race since 1970 during the 2013 season, when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competes at Eldora Speedway in Ohio next July.
Eldora Speedway, which is owned and promoted by Tony Stewart, is arguably the most famous dirt-track in American auto racing and next season it’ll be the home of NASCAR returning to its roots.
The last major NASCAR dirt-track race took place at a half-mile track in Raleigh, North Carolina back in 1970.
“We’ve been looking at getting the trucks back to short tracks — to the roots of racing including the dirt — and we’re excited to announce our 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Eldora,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations.
[Source: Inside Line]