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Carl Edwards wonders why more fans don't come to Nashville Superspeedway

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By Lee Montgomery

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – If Nashville Superspeedway every needs a new marketing director, it should consider Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards.

Edwards is a three-time winner at Nashville, so he clearly likes racing at the track. But his fondness for Nashville goes deeper, and he’s puzzled why the track has had so many empty seats in recent events.

"I can’t believe that when we come here and race in Nashville, Tenn., and I look up there in the grandstands and the place isn’t packed," Edwards said. "This is an amazing race track. We’ve got race fans all around here.

"I’m really glad the track got this put together so we could run a (Camping World) Truck (Series) race and a Nationwide Series race here on the same weekend. How could you not come out here to this place? It’s 170 mph top speed race track, one of the best facilities in the nation. And they’re putting on two great shows."

Friday’s Truck race had an attendance between 5,000 and 7,000, according to media reports. The track’s main grandstand seats 25,000.

"I don’t get a benefit from ticket sales or anything," Edwards said. "I really like racing here. The people need to know that if they want to see some NASCAR racing, this is a great place to come see it."