Firestone Indy 200
|Distance||266.6 miles (429.051 km)|
|Previous names||Harrah's Indy 200 (2001)|
Firestone Indy 200 (2002-2008)
|Most wins (driver)||Scott Dixon (3)|
|Most wins (team)||Chip Ganassi Racing (3)|
In 2001, it marked the first American open wheel event in the Nashville area. In later years it was held as a Saturday night race. The 2007 event was postponed until Sunday after a series of rain showers at the track. It marked the track's first postponement and was only the second time in series history an event had to be postponed due to weather.
Following the 2008 event, Indy Racing League officials decided to end their association with Nashville Superspeedway. The event was removed from the 2009 schedule, and it is not expected to return, as the track's owners discontinued most operations in 2011.
As is a Nashville-area racing tradition, the winner wins a hand-made and painted Gibson Les Paul guitar (trophies in short-track racing are traditionally guitars).
|Season||Date||Driver||Team||Chassis||Engine||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|2001||July 21||Buddy Lazier||Hemelgarn Racing||Dallara||Oldsmobile||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:44:44||144.809||Report|
|2002||July 20||Alex Barron||Blair Racing||Dallara||Chevrolet||200||266.6 (429.051)||2:01:53||127.997||Report|
|2003||July 19||Gil de Ferran||Team Penske||Dallara||Toyota||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:53:18||137.679||Report|
|2004||July 17||Tony Kanaan||Andretti Green Racing||Dallara||Honda||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:55:35||134.975||Report|
|2005||July 16||Dario Franchitti||Andretti Green Racing||Dallara||Honda||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:57:13||133.089||Report|
|2006||July 15||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara||Honda||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:36:46||161.205||Report|
|2007||July 15*||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara||Honda||200||266.6 (429.051)||1:35:06||164.03||Report|
|2008||July 12||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara||Honda||171*||227.943 (366.838)||1:30:05||148.072||Report|
- 2007: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to rain.
- 2008: Race shortened due to rain.
|Indy Lights winners|
|2002||July 20||Cory Witherill|
|2003||July 18||Mark Taylor|
|2004||July 17||Thiago Medeiros|
|2005||July 16||Jaime Camara|
|2006||July 15||Jay Howard|
|2007||July 14||Robbie Pecorari|
|2008||July 12||Ana Beatriz|