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Old 04-03-2007, 03:58 PM   #14
Fire Haley

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Default Re: JJ Wins at Martinsville!

Originally Posted by steel4me88 View Post
did you see where the hopes for a track in Washington failed. Those pea brains I can't believe they would pass up such and opportunity.
My sister lives up there...the bottom line was it wasn't a very good deal for the taxpayers of Washington in general, and the most recent deal was almost universally opposed by the folks in and around Bremerton.

Public funding of private enterprise is almost always a bad idea, and this was no exception. A racetrack isn't like a convention center or indoor arena that can be rented to groups to pay for the construction and overhead, it's only going to get used 3 days a year, and the lack of commitment on NASCAR's part to ensure a Cup date in an already crowded schedule compounded the problem.
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