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Encyclopedia > Pikes Peak International Raceway
Pikes Peak International Raceway
Location Fountain, Colorado
Pikes Peak International Raceway Logo
Track length 1.0 miles (1.609 kilometres)
Track shape Oval
Banking Turns - 10°
Major events NASCAR Busch Series, Indy Racing League
Capacity 62,000
Address 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, Colorado, 80817

Pikes Peak International Raceway is a one mile oval Auto Racing track located in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. Capacity: 42,000 Grandstand seats, 20,000 Infield capacity. Fountain is a city located in El Paso County, Colorado. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Official languages English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... Image File history File links Pikes-Peak-International-Ra. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division, and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel Cup. ... Indy Racing League Logo The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the promoter of a predominantly oval based open-wheel racing series in the United States and, more recently, Japan. ... Fountain is a city located in El Paso County, Colorado. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ...

On September 30, 2005, it was announced that the track had been bought by the International Speedway Corporation. The ISC plan to shut the facility down by November, and petition NASCAR to move the track's Busch Series date to the Martinsville Speedway for 2006. [1] September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Atlanta - Bristol - Brooklyn, Michigan - Charlotte - Darlington - Daytona - Dover - Fontana, California - Fort Worth - Indianapolis - Joliet, Illinois - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Loudon - Madison, Illinois - Memphis - Mexico City - Miami - Milwaukee - Nashville - Phoenix - Pikes Peak - Richmond - Talladega - Sparta, Kentucky - Watkins Glen NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division, and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel Cup. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bluff City, Tennessee, near Bristol. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles on the site of the former Kaiser Steel mill. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in Justin, Texas, which is within Denton County, Texas. ... Indianapolis Raceway Park is a short track motor racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an complex of 4 different tracks for automobile racing. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. It hosts a NASCAR Busch Series event, an NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, an IRL event on a 1. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is a 4. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... The Milwaukee Mile is a race track in West Allis, Wisconsin. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville, Tennessee. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Talladega Superspeedway is now the official name of a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama, that was formerly Alabama International Motor Speedway. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ...

  Results from FactBites:
SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Colorado raceway, site of IRL races, to be sold, shuttered (368 words)
FOUNTAIN, Colo. – Pikes Peak International Raceway will be shut down and sold to a company that plans to move equipment to other race venues and to sell off the track's 1,200 acres.
Rob Johnson, president of the raceway, said the track will be sold to Rocky Mountain Speedway Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corp. of Daytona Beach, Fla. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close within a week, were not disclosed.
Pikes Peak has had 10 IRL races in the last nine years.
ISC to Purchase the Assets of Pikes Peak International Raceway (392 words)
The purchase price is fully supported by the appraised value of Pikes Peak's tangible assets, including land and certain fixed assets ISC intends to relocate to other facilities in its portfolio.
After that date, ISC expects to close the facility and begin to market the approximate 1,200-acre parcel for sale, with the requirement that the property not be used for motorsports-related events.
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.
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