DENVER -- The owner of the Daytona International Speedway in
Florida said Tuesday it is looking into building a 75,000-seat
racetrack near Denver International Airport.
International Speedway Corp. said its subsidiary, Rocky Mountain
Speedway Corp., has two sites under consideration in Adams County
east of Denver.
Company officials said no cost estimates were available. They
said they were looking into whether a public-private partnership
could be formed to build a speedway.
International Speedway owns or operates 13 racetracks, including
Daytona, home of NASCAR's Daytona 500, scheduled Sunday. Its other
holdings include an 82,000-seat facility in Kansas City, Kan., and
a 76,000-seat facility in Phoenix.
"We've believed for some time that the greater Denver market is
a logical place for racing to have a major presence due to its
substantial fan base and overall connection to professional
sports," Kathy Milthorpe, ISC managing director, said in a written