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Mayor Cooper announces fairgrounds racetrack deal (AXIOS Sports) Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced an agreement with Bristol Motor Speedway on Tuesday, setting the stage for fairgrounds racetrack renovations and the return of NASCAR.

Nashville Mayor Agrees to Fairgrounds Speedway Revitalization Plan (SportsTravel) NASCAR, which returned to the Nashville market this past season with its first Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, may be setting up the potential for a second track in the destination to get a future Cup Series weekend.
A proposal by Bristol Motor Speedway to revitalize the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway was agreed to by Nashville Mayor John Cooper on Tuesday, setting the stage for the venue to potentially host a NASCAR event as soon as 2023.

Formula E’s Gen3 car to get 40% of energy from regenerative braking (SportsPro Insider) Electric single seater series Formula E has revealed its next generation car, known as Gen3, which will replace the current car at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Formula E’s teams are set to receive their Gen3 cars in the Spring of 2022 following further development testing on and off track.
Branded the world’s most efficient racing car, 40 per cent of the energy used within a race will be produced by regenerative braking in Formula E’s Gen3 vehicles.

U.S. Looking Forward to 2022 Formula 1 Additions (Front Office Sports) Formula 1 has exploded in popularity since Netflix debuted “Drive to Survive” in 2019, and that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
This season’s United States Grand Prix in Austin recorded a 42% increase in viewership over the same race two years before. Nearly 400,000 fans attended the event.
Across ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC, F1 is averaging 947,000 viewers this year — a 56% year-over-year increase.
The Austin race, which had “millions” invested in infrastructure, drew an average of 1.2 million viewers, reaching a high of 1.6 million.
The U.S. will get another coveted F1 race when the Miami Grand Prix begins in May as part of a 10-year contract.
The United States Grand Prix moved to Austin in 2012, the first time the event took place since 2007 in Indianapolis. 
1984 was the last time there were two races in the U.S. There was a failed attempt at hosting a Weehawken, N.J., race in 2013.
Nevada governor Steve Sisolak has said that he’s been in talks with F1 for a Grand Prix in Las Vegas.

Veteran Nascar Analyst Larry McReynolds Says The Next Gen Car Is Ready For 2022 (Forbes SportsMoney) Larry McReynolds, known as America’s crew chief, didn’t know what to expect while attending a test session for the Next Gen racecar at Bowman Gray Stadium last month.
With former drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer behind the wheel, McReynolds knew he’d have a pretty solid idea of how Nascar’s new car — delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic — would handle.
“It looks like they’re going to end up going in the direction of where we went with the old package at the smaller tracks,” McReynolds, a Nascar on FOX analyst, said. “From the first time I saw this car in person, they have checked a lot of boxes. It looks good, it looks like a racecar and it sounds like a racecar.”

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