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Washington Lawmakers Talking About NASCAR Track

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers are talking again about locating a NASCAR track in the state, but no action is expected until at least next year.

The Kitsap Sun reports Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond introduced a bill to create a public speedway authority and set up a funding mechanism using money from tourists.

It's too late for the bill to be considered in this session, but Hatfield hopes in could pass in 2011.

The International Speedway Corp. of Dayton Beach, Fla., says the Northwest remains a long-term opportunity for the sport.

Attempts to locate a NASCAR track in Kitsap or Snohomish counties in 2007 failed to gain traction.

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