NASCAR: The Wait For Eldora Is Over

By Christy Valdez
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Most of NASCAR might be preparing to race at Indianapolis as the 2013 season continues, but for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, they’re getting ready for the most anticipated race of the year.

After more than 40 years, NASCAR is making its return to the dirt track. In what has been one of the most anticipated races of the 2013 season, the Truck Series is preparing to take in the spotlight once they get their first try at racing at Eldora Speedway in the MudSummer Classic.

This race will bring something new to NASCAR. Many races throughout of all of NASCAR’s series have had their own characteristics, but the race at Eldora will be a race that separates itself from the rest, just like the road courses have done in the past seasons.

Eldora will be hosting the Truck Series’ first dirt course race as just one of the two new races on the Truck Series schedule, with the other being the trucks’ return to the road course.

The upcoming race week will not only feature the MudSummer classic, but the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series will also make their way back to the Brickyard, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since the announcement of the Truck Series making a trip to Eldora was made during the offseason, it was the race that many fans and teams have been counting the months to.

The race has been on the minds of so many that tickets to the event sold out quickly, making it the hardest ticket to get in the 2013 NASCAR season. The race at Eldora will be the race to watch in 2013 not only for the new track, but also for the newest style of racing for the Truck Series.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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