Iowa Speed­way sold again; this time NAS­CAR is buyer

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports - From staff dis­patches and wire re­ports

NEWTON, IOWA | NAS­CAR has bought the Iowa Speed­way.

But that doesn’t mean that the track will be host­ing a print Cup any time soon — if ever.

NAS­CAR an­nounced Wed­nes­day that it had fi­nal­ized the pur­chase the seven-year-old track. It’s a move NAS­CAR said so­lid­i­fies the fu­ture of the 0.875-mile tri-oval track in Newton. A pur­chase price wasn’t dis­closed.

Feather­lite Inc. founder Conrad Cle­ment and his fam­ily pur­chased the track — which with tem­po­rary seat­ing has held up to 60,000 fans for NAS­CAR Na­tion­wide events — in 2011. NAS­CAR will be the Iowa Speed­way’s third owner since it opened in 2006.

”Iowa Speed­way is a great en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­ity with a very bright fu­ture,” said Eric Nyquist, NAS­CAR’s vice pres­i­dent of strate­gic de­vel­op­ment.

There has long been hope among rac­ing fans that the Iowa Speed­way — long a fa­vorite of driv­ers for its bull­ring setup — might some­day land a Cup event be­cause of its suc­cess host­ing Na­tion­wide, Camp­ing World Truck se­ries and IndyCar races.

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Work­ers stand near the fall­out Wed­nes­day af­ter part of a soc­cer sta­dium in Sao Paulo, Brazil col­lapsed. The sta­dium is sched­uled to host next year’s World Cup.

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