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Side tracked: ISC facing resistance in Northwest

Building a track in the Northwest might not be as easy as once thought. Even if the numbers add up, vocal opposition is lining up against it, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: March 12, 2007, 7:50 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

International Speedway Corp. may want to summon the spirits of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to negotiate with Washington legislators on its behalf. The duo did successfully navigate the Northwest Territory, after all, with an innate aptitude for circumventing its roadblocks.

Roadblocks are aplenty up there, it seems. ISC is having a hell of a time establishing a stronghold in the region.

A racetrack up that way makes excellent business sense for ISC, but local ...

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