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Old 11-23-2015, 02:15 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Anybody remember a few years back when super developer presidential candidate Trump was going to bring NASCAR to NYC with a track in Staten Island? (because Trump is a big NASCAR fan)

NASCAR actually bought the property on Staten Island but Trump with all has political influence in NY could not get it done.
Now was it because Trump really does not have all the connections he claims or is it because NASCAR said no way are we naming a track "Trump Speedway"?

He couldn't even get a derelict piece of property on Staten Island transformed into a rate-able.

Just another failed deal by Trump but I doubt if NASCAR will ever consider getting into bed with him again.

I used to read all about this when I lived in NJ, how Trump was going to build the best NASCAR track in history, it was going to be huge, bigger and better than anybody else.

Just thought I would throw this out there just in case Trump has fooled some NASCAR fans.

Nah NASCAR fans are too smart to be fooled by him. Brian France can fool us but not Trump.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:36 PM
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i never even heard of this happening. i would bet however that with the egos of trump and brian france, that they clashed with each other, and decided not to do the deal.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:27 PM
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I never recall Trump being involved in it.. I certainly remember the Staten Island track, and the politicians/environmentalists killed it.

Ok.. Here's some background on it.. Trump was involved, but, in a partnership with ISC.. The whole NYC track was a pipe dream of Bill France, Jr.. Trump's involvement seems to be a bit overstated. Trump was out of it by early 2004. back when the Meadowlands was going to be the site.. Prior to the Staten Island option.

Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site - OLD proposed New York City area News

I have no doubt that Trump probably made some grandiose statements about it.. But.. That's what he does with everything.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:45 PM
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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^^Well yeah, he takes credit for everything without actually doing anything. Just a blowhard that doesn't matter at all. Anyway, NYC and nascar is a bad match. The sport needed to shore up it's southern base more than it ever needed to head north. Too bad it's failed at both.
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