Thursday, March 09, 2006

For Sale: Brickyard – Lousy Views, Hundreds of Baths, Race Course, Museum, Golf Course

Rumored Real Estate Opportunity

In the April edition of Car & Driver the great Brock Yates reports that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana is rumored to be for sale. The Hulman family bought the Brickyard from WWI flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker in 1945 for a rumored $750,000. Yates reports that interested parties include NASCAR’s France family and the Disney Corp. Unlike most other American professional sporting venues, Speedway attendees are allowed to bring in coolers full of food, beer and booze; as long as the coolers can slide through an airport style luggage cutout. That would likely change under Disney ownership. So if you loaded up on Google as an IPO and are looking for a 2 ½ mile track to run your new Ferrari flat out, this could be your lucky day.


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