Dover done in Memphis; races moved

Updated: October 30, 2009, 11:56 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dover Motorsports Inc. has ceased all operations at Memphis Motorsports Park, forcing NASCAR to revamp its Nationwide and Truck series schedule for 2010.

The track was scheduled to be purchased by Gulf Coast Entertainment, but due to lack of financing that fell through.

To replace the dates at Memphis, NASCAR has scheduled a Nationwide and Truck double-header on April 2-3 at Nashville Superspeedway and added a Nationwide race at Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis on Oct. 23.

"This was a difficult decision for us, but one that ultimately was dictated by economics,'' Denis McGlynn, the president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, said in a statement. "We greatly appreciate the many years of dedication shown by our Memphis employees and their efforts to make Memphis such a great destination for the racing community.''

David Newton covers NASCAR for ESPN.com.

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