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Northern Kentucky's most active sports entrepreneur/developer and the head of the company that brought the NCAA Women's Final Four to Cincinnati will discuss the feasibility of building a NASCAR auto racing facility locally. Turfway Park owner Jerry Carroll, who also owns Carroll Properties, Inc., and Don Schumacher, president of Don Schumacher & Associates, have scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. today at Turfway. "We're going to discuss, in general terms, the possibility of bringing NASCAR to this part of the country," Carroll said Tuesday. Carroll and Schumacher are expected to talk about a project to investigate the various elements necessary to design, construct and operate a large auto racing facility. The idea of a NASCAR racing facility was first discussed in informal terms about two months ago, and then came up again when Carroll was interviewed on a radio show in April. Carroll indicated at that time he was not thinking of an auto race track connected to Turfway Park. One possibility discussed was building the facility in nearby Grant County, near I-75. A track that could attract Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman Truck Series events would require a racing surface of at least one mile with seating for 70,000-80,000 fans. Such a facility, which would include private sponsor boxes, would cost a minimum of $50 million to construct, given the price tag of recently-opened tracks in other parts of the country.

(Story from Cincinatti Inquirer)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Don Schumacher