The NASCAR Staten Island raceway project was filled with hubris from the start. The sport's bosses, so confident that a successful expansion into New York was a given, bought 450 acres for $100 million through its International Speedway Corporation arm, without bothering to study whether or not the tricky political process around here would cause any problems for an 82,000 seat stadium. In fact, they started work on the site before even getting a land use approval. One headlock later, the plan was scrapped. Embarrassingly defeated, but looking to save face, International Speedway claimed they would pursure other uses for the land?that they weren't just going to bail. Well, now that the situation has cooled, the Post reports that the land will be put up for sale within a month. Thanks NASCAR. Come again.
· Race to Sell S.I. Track Site [NYP]
· Toss Another One on the Dead Stadium Pile [Curbed]