No More Stops in Music City for IRL Drivers

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Indy Racing League and Nashville Superspeedway have failed to negotiate an agreement for a 2009 race.

Track officials announced Monday that the IRL won't be coming back to the track. The IndyCar Series had raced here the past eight years, including July 12 when Scott Dixon won a rain-shortened race.

The superspeedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc., which had stopped running IRL races at its tracks in Delaware and St. Louis.

Nashville had been the only concrete track on the IRL circuit, and drivers had been unhappy with the difficulty of passing on the 1.33-mile oval.

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