NASCAR's Ray Evernham buys small NC dirt track

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR team owner Ray Evernham has
bought a small North Carolina dirt track to preserve what he said
is a disappearing venue for nourishing up-and-coming drivers.
Evernham announced Tuesday that he acquired the East Lincoln
Speedway in Stanley from Ralph and Joanne Nantz, who opened the
3/8-mile dirt track in 1990. The sale price was not disclosed.
Evernham said rising property values and land development have
closed many dirt tracks, which budding drivers need as a safe,
low-cost place to race.
The 51-year-old Evernham won three NASCAR titles as a crew chief
with Jeff Gordon. He sold most of his interest in the
Gillett-Evernham Motorsports racing team last year and said he
plans to retire from the sport's top level.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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