Eldora NASCAR Moments (2012-2019) Eldora & NASCAR Making History (2012-2019) Both Eldora Speedway and the communities our racetrack calls home are extremely proud of the collective effort we put into making NASCAR’s return to dirt a success. It was a truly collaborative endeavor between Eldora, NASCAR, the teams and FOX Sports that brought dirt racing back to NASCAR for the first time in almost 43 years. We had a great seven-year run that ushered in many firsts for NASCAR, namely heat races, last-chance qualifiers, four-wide salutes and stage racing. Rising stars and dirt-racing specialists ensured we never had a repeat winner and that all winners came from various racing backgrounds, from dirt and asphalt to open wheel and stock cars. However, none of it would have been possible without you, our great race fans, and your continued support of this one-of-a-kind event.