Jackson, Mississippi City Council discussed building a NASCAR track


A report out of the most recent Jackson, Mississippi City Council meeting has the municipality discussing interest in building a venue suitable for NASCAR events.

According to the report in the Jackson Free Press, the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau has an operating budget of roughly $3.5 million but is undecided on how to spend it. JCVB CEO and president Wanda Wilson said there was a NASCAR opportunity on the table.

For said project to move forward, the city will have to conduct a study.

The story said that NASCAR has interest in building a racetrack here and that JCVB is willing to assist in doing a study to move that forward. It isn’t clear if NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc. or International Speedway Corp. is involved or if this would just be a regional track for lower-tier events.

But it is something worth keeping an eye on.

Logistically, the track is about four hours away from Talladega Superspeedway and six from Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s three hours away from Mobile International Speedway, formerly home to ARCA and KN Pro Series events, and three hours away from Memphis Motorsports Park, current home to the KN Series.

By Matt Weaver

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