Nashvegas, The Hot Chicken Capital, and Music City U.S.A. are all titles for the host city for the brand new race this weekend with the first trip to Nashville for the Cup series in more than a decade (hence the TBT cover pic). It’s not the track that everyone wanted in Nashville in the Fairgrounds but the Nashville Superspeedway is a starting point for this market.

Looking at track stats for this weekend, we can see that it’s a 1.33-mile, concrete track, with banking at 14 degrees for all four corners. That means we’re talking about an interesting grouping of tracks here as it’s the distance of Darlington with the track surface of Dover and the banking of some intermediates like Kansas and Kentucky and Las Vegas. The tire wear...