Debating NASCAR
May 7th, 2006

The Daily News features dueling editorials on the proposed NASCAR speedway in Staten Island.

Lesa France Kennedy, president of International Speedway Corp. and a member of the NASCAR board of director, promises that the race track will create 1,200 permanent jobs and will”host no more than three major race weekends a year, with public access to hundreds of acres of restored wetlands and green space the other 49 weeks.”

Staten Island City Councilmember James Oddo argues that NASCAR is a “six-letter word meaning a well financed, lobbyist laden, public relations juggernaut trying to fit an 82,500-seat square peg into an overdeveloped, infrastructure-challenged round hole.”

By on May 7, 2006, 9:35 pm
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