Tony Stewart: No Prelude at Eldora in 2013, but what about a NASCAR Trucks race?

The Prelude to the Dream charity race at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway won't be on the calendar in 2013, but it may return in the future, Stewart told reporters Friday at Kansas Speedway.

"It takes a ton of work to put the Prelude on," he said. "We're changing our format for how we run the Dream (Late Model race) that weekend, making it a three-day weekend with that series. We're trying to focus on that a little bit more and some changes we think are going to be better for our Late Model race.

"We just needed to take a year off while we focus on that and make sure we don't get overloaded on that."

As far as the ESPN.com report that the Camping World Truck Series could hold a race on Eldora's dirt next season, Stewart indicated he'd love for it to happen – but it doesn't sound like talks have been very serious.

"Trust me, I would be ecstatic if we could get any NASCAR race at Eldora," he said. "That would be great. I've talked to NASCAR, and they've been looking at all kinds of different tracks. It's been brought up in conversation, but that's about as far as it's come right now."

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