Speedway partner not interested in dropping lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - One of the former owners of Kentucky
Motor Speedway says he won't be bullied into dropping an antitrust
lawsuit against NASCAR by new track owner Bruton Smith.
Richard Duchossios said Thursday he's not sure why Smith has
decided to go public with claims that the former owners have a
"moral obligation" to race fans in Kentucky to drop the
four-year-old lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway
Duchossios and his fellow owners sold the track to Smith last
year and gave Smith the option of purchasing the lawsuit. Smith
declined and the case remains on appeal.
Smith has asked NASCAR to give the 1.5-mile tri-oval in northern
Kentucky a date on the 2010 Sprint Cup schedule, but believes the
track will not receive a Cup race as long as the antitrust case
remains active.

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