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September 18, 2005 3:01 AM

Big-time racing, big-time crowd

DATE OF EVENT: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2001 DATE PUBLISHED: Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in The Kansas City Star Editor’s note: Construction of Kansas Speedway began in 1999. By 2000, 80 percent of the tickets for the opening season were already sold. The speedway’s inaugural race in 2001 attracted 100,000 fans. The speedway, along with major businesses such as Nebraska Furniture Mart and Cabela’s, would draw visitors and raise tax revenue for Wyandotte County.

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