Traffic flow was a problem At the inaugural race last June and officials pledged improvements to the triple leader, which begins Friday with the Rackley Roofing 200 Camping World Truck Series (7 p.m., CT, FS1) followed on Saturday by the Tennessee Lottery 250 Xfinity Series Race (2:30 p.m., CT). , USA) on a Sunday by Ally 400 (4 p.m., CT, NBC).
The launch of the Ally 400 was postponed last year due to delayed fans.
Collaboration between the Nashville Superspeedway’s security and operations teams as well as public safety and traffic officials at the local, county and state levels has resulted in the following ideal routes for vehicles traveling to and from the track, including ride-sharing service users.
Coming from I-40s traveling east and west will approach the Nashville Superspeedway from Exit 235 (840 SAR West). These vehicles will travel west on I-840 and take Exit 65, the Nashville Superspeedway intersection. Exit 61 (Couchville Pike) will not be open to race traffic. Fans should use Exit 65.
Coming from I-24 vehicles traveling east and west will approach the Nashville Superspeedway from I-840. Once in vehicles I-840 will travel east and use Exit 65, the intersection of the Nashville High Speedway.
Vehicles will exit USR 231 traveling in either direction for SAR 452 and continue toward the Nashville Superspeedway.
Ride-sharing customers are required to travel on US Route 231 in either direction, and proceed toward the track via State Route 452. Ride-sharing vehicles will enter the Nashville Superspeedway at Darrell Waltrip Drive, then move onto Sterling Marlin Drive and finally drop fans at the intersection of Sterling Marlin Drive and Nashville Street Superspeedway.
Ride Share vehicles will exit the property after turning at the Nashville Superspeedway and back to Sterling Marling Drive, onto Darrell Waltrip Drive and turning left onto SAR 452, toward USR 231.
Officials are also encouraging fans to plan ahead and use the WAZE app to find the best route to access the Superspeedway from their location.
When leaving the race to limit incoming traffic from I-840, both the eastern and western slopes of I-840 leading into State Route 452 will be closed for one hour after the race throughout the weekend.
In addition, all traffic will be held indoors for at least one hour to allow time for pedestrians to exit the bleachers and find their way back to the car parks and campgrounds.
All traffic departing from the public parking lot will leave the Nashville Superspeed in one of two ways. There will be two conical lanes on Makri Road that lead to SAR 452 and continue toward I-840. There will also be two cone lanes on Dale Earnhardt Drive that lead to SAR 452 and continue toward I-840.
Besides the above plans, there are additional new factors that will ease the flow of vehicles throughout the weekend.
There will be no parking fees on the track, which was a major factor in slowing the flow of traffic last year. Also, 2,600 new parking spaces have been added along McCrary Road, the main access road to the Nashville Superspeedway.
Also, there are more visual message boards in critical locations, with polished/flexible messaging.
Additional MPs and traffic officials will be stationed at major intersections, including Route 231 and Fall Creek Road, Route 231 and Vista Road, and McCreary Road and Vista.
“Hosting world-class events is always a learning experience, especially for a facility that has been dormant for nearly a decade,” said Eric Moses, president of Nashville Superspeedway. “In preparation for the second weekend of the annual NASCAR Cup Series, we appreciate the efforts of all local, county and state public safety officials to assist us with our traffic plans.”
For ticket information visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com Or call 866-RACE-TIX.
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