Remembering What Was – Easter Weekend in Nashville

Reflecting on Past Easter Racing at Nashville

Photo Credit: The Lebanon Democrat

With Easter weekend approaching, we wanted to look back on the Easter Race Weekend at Nashville Superspeedway with the last Easter Race coming back in 2011. The, at the time, NASCAR Nationwide Series, raced on the 1.333 mile track in Lebanon Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. It was an exciting race weekend included an Easter egg hunt for the kids in attendance and 300 miles of racing from the series where names are made.

In all of the spring races at the Nashville, only one driver was able to gain a victory more than any other drivers. Kevin Harvick first won the race in 2006, that season Harvick would go on to win the NASCAR Busch Series Championship. Harvick was the most successful driver on Easter weekend which seemed to mean he found the golden Easter egg when it came to Nashville in the spring time.

Though Harvick found much success in the spring time, overall Carl Edwards found more success at Nashville. Edwards was able to do two back flips to celebrate Easter and was even able to pull off a sweep which no other driver has done at Nashville and with the future looking cloudy for the track, it may never be done again.

Though teams like the off weekend to celebrate Easter with their families, it was always one of those races that had a special touch to it and honestly wouldn’t have any special feeling if it was anywhere other than Nashville but as noted above, the future isn’t looking good for Nashville and it’s a shame.

About Christian Koelle 201 Articles
Christian is from Ooltewah, TN, a town on the outskirts of Chattanooga. He began writing about NASCAR in July of 2015 when he started his own blog. In 2017, Christian moved to OnPitRoad from his blog, He also contributes writing to a few other news sources. His first race he ever attended came in 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his first race as media came in 2015 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. His favorite track to attend is either Iowa Speedway or Bristol Motor Speedway and his favorite track he hasn't been to yet is Phoenix. Christian makes occasional appearances on The Race Trim Radio Show on Frat House Sports and really enjoys talking about racing with anyone. Along with NASCAR, Christian loves Minor and Major League Baseball and Football. His favorite teams include the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, Chattanooga Lookouts, Iowa State Cyclones, and The Detroit Lions.

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