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MLB doesn’t want All-Star Game confused with NASCAR Truck race at Eldora

In 2016, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will travel to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the fourth-straight year for its once yearly dirt track race. But the 2016 race, scheduled for July 20 at the Tony Stewart-owned track, won’t be held under the familiar “Mudsummer Classic” banner of previous years. A new name for the only dirt race on a NASCAR national series schedule has not yet been revealed, but because of an agreement between the race track and Major League Baseball Properties Inc., Eldora Speedway will not longer use the moniker, “Mudsummer Classic.”

The agreement came as a result of the threat of legal action by the MLB, as baseball’s top sanctioning body considered “Mudsummer Classic” to be too close to its “Midsummer Classic,” the nickname given to its All-Star Game. Upon the announcement of the agreement, Eldora Speedway Roger Slack issued a tongue-in-cheek statement.

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