posted on May, 28 2004 @ 12:07 PM
NASCAR is thinking about building a speedway in a city better known for traffic jams and
taxicabs than for motorsports. Racing promoters have held preliminary discussions with city economic officials about constructing a NASCAR track on
Staten Island, the mayor's office said Friday.
NASCAR has looked at various locations in the region since plans to build a speedway at the Meadowlands in New Jersey foundered, said David Talley, a
spokesman for the International Speedway Corporation, which owns 13 tracks nationwide.
"Staten Island is one we're looking at," Talley told The New York Times. "We're looking at a couple of sites in New Jersey as well. We are nowhere
close to breaking ground and building a facility."
The proposed track would be constructed at a 440-acre vacant industrial site on Staten Island's waterfront, a few miles east of the New Jersey
[Edited on 28/5/04 by TRD]