Saturday, November 14, 2009

NASCAR's Staten Island Dream Officially Over

NASCAR's Staten Island Dream Officially Over: "

2009_11_nascar.jpg Okay, so the International Speedway Corp.—which owns NASCAR—said they wouldn't pursue the building a raceway on Staten Island back in 2006—but they only sold their 676-acre parcel of land yesterday. The plot was bought by KB Marine for $80 million, and the ISC is happy with the deal, because it wanted to find a buyer that would redevelop the site for port activities, 'KB Marine plans to do exactly that, which will benefit economic development and job creation in Staten Island, New York City and the region as a whole.' The Birmingham News says it's good NASCAR won't be here: 'NASCAR is like Pace picante sauce—not to be associated with New York City. '





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