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NASCAR Chasing Profits, Fans

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The speedway here is racing's answer to Wrigley Field, a tricky little track that was so popular a few years ago the owners moved a nearby railroad to make room for more seats.

 

They still haven't built them, though.

Nascar, the nation's richest and most popular form of motorports, has experienced a fall-off so steep in recent years that the roaring ambitions of the past have been throttled down. Rather than adding that extra capacity, Martinsville Speedway has gone in the other direction: It got rid of thousands of existing seats instead.

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