NASCAR in Nashville? It may happen

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NASCAR fans could one day watch their favorite drivers in action in Nashville, thanks to a deal reached on Wednesday.

Formosa Productions Inc. and Bristol Motor Speedway reached an agreement to explore bringing major NASCAR racing events back to Nashville.

"This is terrific news for fans of racing and drivers all across the country and will bring a brighter future for Nashville Fairgrounds," said Tony Formosa, president of Formosa Productions, in a statement on Bristol Motor Speedway's web site.

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, added, "Tony and our team both see the same bright future for Fairgrounds Speedway. Nashville has a special reputation as one of the most exciting tracks in the history of motorsports, and the region has a remarkably large and passionate fan base.

The deal must be approved by the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners. Terms of the agreement were not released.

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