Sunday, June 22, 2003

Bad economy hits racing

A Bristol, Virginia business that made toys and sponsored a NASCAR Busch series racing team filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, as reported here in the Bristol paper, while the racing world in general is suffering because of the economy, as reported here in Sports Business News.

The popularity of the NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway remains unaffected - in particular, seats for the night race in August are still the toughest tickets in sports, at a venue that seats more than 150,000. (It is an amazing thing when the races come to town.)

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