Speedway owner wants split from Concord

Speedway owner wants split from Concord

There are 1 comment on the Charlotte.com story from Oct 2, 2007, titled Speedway owner wants split from Concord. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

“Residents of this neighborhood do not oppose a drag strip per se. We seek to learn what can/will be done to protect our neighborhood from the inevitable noise.”

Lowe's Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith said he wants a divorce from Concord.

Smith said today his lawyers are looking into how he can get 'un-annexed' from the city after Concord City Council members voted Monday to stop him from building a $60 million drag strip at his motorsports complex in the city.

Smith said if he has to, he will spend the $350 million it would take to build a new oval track and drag strip outside of Concord.

'We are trying to run a business here and we are trying to grow that business,' Smith said. 'Concord has said, `We are not going to allow that to happen.' ' Read more

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#1 Oct 3, 2007
This city of Concord has got to be nuts.

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