Music City 200 at the NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY: “Nashville is going back to my racing roots at MIS and 5 Flags. We’ve prepared a special short track car for this weekend with an Ilmor, it’s the first time I’ve had an Ilmore at a short track and I’m really looking forward to it. In addition to racing in Nashville, Thomas “Moose” Praytor has made the Music City a regular stop including trips to the CMA Awards, American Country Countdown Awards including some favorite honky tonks in Downtown Nashville. “Nashville is one of the places you wish was like a 3 day show so you could go Downtown and enjoy some of what the City has to offer. That’s why I like coming back here so much when we’re not racing.”
The Music City 200 is a 1 day event double header including an ARCA CRA/Southern Super Series race before the Music City 200 on Saturday April 7th. The Music City 200 will begin at 8:00 PM CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. The race will be broadcast on live MAV TV.
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CAR: Roush Chassis #306-Chassis 306 is the teams last steel body car and has been loaded with an Ilmor engine for Nashville. “Didn’t make sense to cut off a perfectly good body, so we are going to race it until we knock it off!”
WHAT TO LOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND: Nashville is the first short track on the 2018 calendar and there are a lot of young drivers too young to race at Daytona making their ARCA debut-hang on! Opened in 1904 the old track in the middle of the State Fair Grounds is steeped in racing history with winners picking up a Nashville guitar in Victory Lane.
NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY:
.596 Mile Oval,Banking-18 Degrees in Corners, Straights 3 degrees
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THOMAS “MOOSE” PRAYTOR: In 2017 Thomas “Moose” Praytor became the ARCA Ironman or IronMoose by achieving more consecutive starts than any other active ARCA Driver. By the end of the 2017 season Praytor had extended his streak to 101 consecutive starts. In addition to having the most consecutive starts, IronMoose is the only active driver to finish in the top ten in the ARCA Championship Standings for the last five seasons. For more on the Moose- www.thomaspraytor.com.
MAX FORCE RACING: Max Force Racing is based out of Mobile, Alabama and is fielding cars in its 21st season of competition.
Picture: The Moose working traffic in the 2017 Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds.