"Also, in on-track action on this date in 1966, Carmichael, California's Johnny Steele captured the NASCAR pacific Coast Late Model feature at San Gabriel Valley Raceway in Irwindale, California. That track was later replaced by a facility that…"
"Sonic Automotive doesn't have any dealerships in Austin - currently.
But I think Bruton may be salivating at the prospect of selling a car to some of those F1 aristocrats. He may have a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Benz or Bentley dealership opened by…"
"The story below appeared in the Austin newspaper Austin American-Statesman:
Posted: 8:58 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Austin’s 2014 Formula One race scheduled for early November
By Dave Doolittle
"In my humble opinion, Atlanta would have been much better off if the purchase by Richard Howard had come off as planned.
Many race fans don't know or forget thta Howard saved the track in 1970 by fronting the money for the 1970 Dixie 500 purse…"
Well, sir.... the 2014 auto racing calendar shows a Formula One race in Austin, Texas and a NASCAR Cup event near Fort Worth on the same November day.I recall the mother of Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name teaching young Forrest the phrase, "Studid is as stupid does." This scheduling certainly qualifies as stupid.Wonder if Bruton Smith owns any dealerships in Austin? If so, he'll probably threaten to move them if the F-1 event stays on the same date as his TMS event. Or maybe he'll just threaten to move TMS like he threatens to move CMS. If they both run the same date I wonder if it will really have any effect on attendance at either event.Thoughts?Dec 4, 12:37 PM EST2014 calendar has F1 and NASCAR in Texas same dayBy JIM VERTUNO AP Sports WriterAUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The 2014 racing calendar will have Formula One and NASCAR racing deep in the heart of Texas on the same day.The FIA, international motorsports' governing body, released its 2014 calendar Wednesday, placing the…See More
"Apparently its not as easy as one might think. Based on other articles I read around the time this was announced, the new TV package calls for 36 races. Not 37 - and I don't think the teams would be looking to expand another date anyway. That…"
"I just hope it helps Iowa get a Cup date. Every series that's raced on it from Indycar and K&N to trucks and Nationwide has put on top-class racing and Cup schedule could use some tracks that actually put on good racing."
"A little more than a month later, the proposed CMS buyout of AIR fell apart. Atlanta went into bankruptcy but was allowed to continue hosting races. Walter Nix and L.G. DeWitt were able to buy the track out of bankruptcy some time later. Source:…"