NASCAR star Jeff Gordon interested in track proposed at Cooper ...

NASCAR star Jeff Gordon wants to be involved in the proposed race track at Cooper Stadium and is interested in starting an auto mechanic's school at the site. Full Story
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Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 28, 2010
Sounds promising!
black lion

United States

#2 Jan 28, 2010
Don't worry, the liberal dumocrats that run this city and county will put a stop to a race track. They want it to be something artsy fartsy or not at all. The last thing they want is a race track.
cat 980h

Grove City, OH

#3 Jan 28, 2010
Yeah, the roar of engines would muffle the gunshots in the bottoms.
NASCAR FAN

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 28, 2010
That sounds great!!!!NASCAR back in Ohio and in Columbus...this would pump more cash into Columbus than many other venues put together if it is done correctly....build it and they will come.
continually amazed

Westerville, OH

#5 Jan 28, 2010
Let's see just how two faced Coleman and Council can be. They didn't blink when people living around Polaris(Germain)Amphitheater were assulted by unwanted noise; afer all, they didn't vote in Columbus elections. I wonder if Columbus voters will receive the same level of concern?
Irony Cop

Dublin, OH

#6 Jan 28, 2010
I hate NASCAR. I don't like automotive racing in general, but NASCAR really rubs me the wrong way.

That being said, I'm all for the track. I don't have to go, and if it can generate revenue that's great.

Of course people read "NASCAR" and immediately think that we're going to have a Sprint Cup event. Not bloody likely. Columbus would have to prove its worth and work up to that. I don't know if there's enough support for racing in the area to show NASCAR that we're a Sprint Cup kind of town.

Build it and they will come? I don't think so. It's much more complicated than that.

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 28, 2010
black lion wrote:
Don't worry, the liberal dumocrats that run this city and county will put a stop to a race track. They want it to be something artsy fartsy or not at all. The last thing they want is a race track.
The sale of the Coop to become a racetrack was approved by the 'dumocrats' numbskull.
Canal Todd

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 28, 2010
I would attend races regularly. I would much rather put my money into local events than drive to Michigan and Indianapolis for my racing fix.

Nascar has many levels of racing and having a big name like Gordon can draw other big names to the track. There is another very successful track being run in Eldora by Tony Stewart that could be a similar draw.

They could place a racetrack around columbus... oh wait, 670 was done a few years ago......
Yepper

AOL

#9 Jan 28, 2010
Balls Deep wrote:
Sounds promising!
Sounds loud, too.
running with scissors

Columbus, OH

#10 Jan 28, 2010
well, of course we wouldn't want any progress or jobs to develop. someone always has to bitch. lets just put up another mall nobody can afford to go to.
running with scissors

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 28, 2010
Irony Cop wrote:
I hate NASCAR. I don't like automotive racing in general, but NASCAR really rubs me the wrong way.
That being said, I'm all for the track. I don't have to go, and if it can generate revenue that's great.
Of course people read "NASCAR" and immediately think that we're going to have a Sprint Cup event. Not bloody likely. Columbus would have to prove its worth and work up to that. I don't know if there's enough support for racing in the area to show NASCAR that we're a Sprint Cup kind of town.
Build it and they will come? I don't think so. It's much more complicated than that.
think again
Irony Cop

Dublin, OH

#12 Jan 28, 2010
continually amazed wrote:
Let's see just how two faced Coleman and Council can be. They didn't blink when people living around Polaris(Germain)Amphitheater were assulted by unwanted noise; afer all, they didn't vote in Columbus elections. I wonder if Columbus voters will receive the same level of concern?
They put a pretty big sound stage on the north end of Crew Stadium. I'm sure those concerts carry over into the neighborhood nearby.

Polaris, however, is a little different. Most of the complaints came from people who moved to that area AFTER the ampitheater was built. I've got no sympathy for rich jerks who want to change the rules during the middle of the game.
QWERTY POIUYTR

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Jan 28, 2010
Well gollee, Jeff effing Gordon wants to shoehorn a half-mile oval into the Cooper Stadium property? How? They gonna park people at the cemetery and bus em over?
WTFOver

Delaware, OH

#14 Jan 28, 2010
I think that this is a fantastic idea. I am not a race fan. But I might start going to races if they are held in columbus. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.
Give us a break ROAR

Ostrander, OH

#15 Jan 28, 2010
ROAR about the money it would bring to Central Ohio!!! Not about a few who wants to complain about everything!!!
NASCAR Fan

Bowling Green, OH

#16 Jan 28, 2010
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Slick Willie

Newark, OH

#17 Jan 28, 2010
Hurt the property values of the area. LOL !!!!Its already a hellhole around there.
NASCAR Fan

Hopkinsville, KY

#18 Jan 28, 2010
I would support a race track in Columbus! IN fact I would much rather see that then the casino they are putting in!
Tyrone Biggums

New York, NY

#19 Jan 28, 2010
Sounds like a stupid idea!!!!!!! I vote NO!! But then again votes dont mean sh*t now.....
James McDowell

Dublin, OH

#20 Jan 28, 2010
I think Columbus getting a newer racing facility would be a win-win all around. It would make motorsports and auto racing fans happy to have a bigger oval track than the relatively small Columbus Motor Speedway (with all due respects to CMS). And, if the developers are telling the truth, if the site can hold motocross, rodeo, and/or other events there as well, then it would appeal to more than just NASCAR fans.
Not only that, but I think it could help boost the local economy. Other major cities, such as L.A., Kansas City, and Las Vegas, have major auto racing facilites right in or near their downtown areas. Why should Columbus be any different? If they decide to build a racing complex here, I'd be all for it.

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