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Thread: first Nascar points race in Mexico,nice road course! Mexico 200

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    Resident Atheist Dan's Avatar
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    first Nascar points race in Mexico,nice road course! Mexico 200

    "Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
    Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is a 2.786-mile road course located approximately 15 minutes from the center of Mexico City. The original Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track was built in 1963 for Formula One events. That circuit raced at the facility from 1963 to 1970, and then returned to race there from 1986 through 1992. Racing has a rich tradition in Mexico. CART first raced at the facility in 2002. The three-day total attendance for the trackýs 2003 CART event was an astounding 402,413, with a crowd of 221,011 on race day. In June 1950, NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr. teamed with Curtis Turner to drive in the first Mexican Road Race. The 2,178 mile race was run from El Paso, Texas, across Mexico to Guatemala. Others participating in the event from the world of NASCAR included Bob and Fonty Flock, Raymond Parks and Red Byron.


    It also was good news for NASCAR, adding to local interest in a race that it hopes will help build an enduring relationship with fans in Mexico and with Hispanic fans in the United States as well. "


    very cool, IMO

    http://www.nascar.com/races/tracks/ahr/index.html#null

    Live on FOX right now

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    Looks like a well balanced course, would sure be fun to go to.

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    it's good that NASCAR is trying to go international.

    hmm, courses in Austrailia, Europe, SouthAmerica...

    spread the American way a bit more around the globe.

    not a big fan of oval courses, but road tracks are way cool!

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