ISC closing on Denver Superspeedway

Dreams of bringing the loud engines of a NASCAR superspeedway to the metro area quietly are taking hold in Commerce City.

City officials said Monday agents for International Speedway Corp. are trying to piece together a land deal that could place the racetrack complex west of Denver International Airport, around 96th Avenue and E-470.

The plans still are in preliminary stages and nothing official has been submitted to the city's planning department.

But racetrack representatives were in talks with former city manager Perry Vandeventer before he was forced to resign earlier this month amid accusations of repeated drunken driving.

Mayor Sean Ford said Vandeventer updated him on the NASCAR talks before packing up his office.

"He just said that last he knew they were still compiling the land," Ford said.

"From what I understand, it's going to be a major stock car and road track – maybe a home for the Bandimeres and for a Grand Prix," City Councilman Anthony Johnson said. More at Rocky Mountain News

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