Speedway buys large tract

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky racetrack that had its
long-awaited entry into NASCAR's top series marred by massive
traffic jams has purchased a 219-acre piece of land not far from
the facility.
A newspaper report says a deed filed this week shows Kentucky
Speedway paid $1.5 million for the property. Earth-moving equipment
is already staged next to the weather-beaten tobacco barn on the
land formerly owned by Jo Wischer, 84, and her 90-year-old husband.
Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger told The
Kentucky Enquirer details would come next week.
Speedway officials had blamed part of the problem at the Quaker
State 400 race on parking lots reaching capacity faster than
anticipated when more than 107,000 fans converged on the venue. The
speedway has 10 parking lots that hold 33,000 cars.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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