they run the NASCAR Craftsman truck series at Mansfield speedway.
highly recommend that,very intense entertainment,nothing like the yawnfest you see on TV..
i believe NASCAR teams will be doing testing on their 1/2 mile track cars at Cooper.
i also thought there was going to be a drag strip as well.
There will be no drag strip. Years ago when the concept was announced there was an inaccurate image published in the Dispatch that included a drag strip, which lead to a lot of confusion regarding the nature of the project.
As for NASCAR teams testing here, I would expect that there will probably be very little of that due to the track layout. Race teams practice at particular tracks to try to optimize the chassis set-up and gearing. The Cooper Park layout is not a true oval with a unique banking and turn radius at every corner. It would not benefit a NASCAR team to spend time and money setting their cars up at Cooper Park for another 1/2 mile track. Matter of fact it would hurt their efforts to practice at Cooper for competing at another track
Although there may be an occasional NASCAR racer on the track, the racing at Cooper Park will most likely include lower level ARCA or ASA type of events. They usually practice, qualify, and race all in one day.