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 |  Nov 10 2012, 4:31 PM

NASCAR may be returning to Canada, but not to Montreal or a rumored stop at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport), but at a brand new facility in Fort Erie in Ontario.

New rumors are swirling after final appeals for the Canadian Motor Speedway were rejected by the Ontario Municipal Board.

The track will cost $400 million to build and will feature 65,000 seats for race fans as Canada hopes to attract more motorsports partners. Construction for Canadian Motor Speedway is estimated to take 18 months.

Back in early October, we reported that NASCAR was pulling out of Canada, or at least in Montreal. The new track will undoubtedly be enticing for a NASCAR race on the Canadian East coast.

SEE ALSO: No More NASCAR in Canada… For Now

Designing the one-mile banked oval track and the 2.6-mile road course will be four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon. Canadian Motor Speedway will be the largest race track in Canada.

“Being associated with this innovative development is a point of pride for me personally, not just because the facility is the first speedway of its kind in Canada but because of the great fan support that I have received from north of the border over the course of my career,” Gordon was quoted as saying on the speedway’s website.

[Source: The Star]

  • hn

    Best Canadian Racing news in a long time…where do I buy my tickets?