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Eldora to change race name for Truck Series event

Eldora Speedway

Eldora Speedway announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., that will change the name of the annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the half-mile dirt track.
 
The Rossburg, Ohio facility will discontinue the names "Mudsummer Classic" and "Mud Summer Classic" for NASCAR's only national series event on dirt. The race name was tweaked to "Mud Summer" for 2015 in an effort to further distance the event from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game's nickname of "Midsummer Classic."
 
The play on words was part of the race's name since Eldora joined the Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2013. Roger Slack, Eldora's general manager, didn't let the name go without one last swipe.
 
"We hope all of the baseball fans who traveled to Rossburg, Ohio the past three years in anticipation of the MLB All-Star Game enjoyed the race and the $2 beers," Slack said in a statement provided by the track.
 
Tickets for the not-yet-renamed Camping World Truck Series race -- scheduled July 20, 2016 -- go on sale Monday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET.

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