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America’s Oldest Racetrack May Die This Year

The Milwaukee Mile, in West Allis, WI, is America’s self-proclaimed “oldest operating racetrack.” The former horse track held its first automobile race in 1903—eight years before the first Indy 500. However, due to a series of unfortunate events, including a renovation project, a debt-ridden promoter, and a “country bumpkin” board president, America’s Legendary Oval may never see another car again.

First, let me set up the story:

The track first started hosting open-wheeled races in the 1930s, and became a tradition to race there the weekend immediately following the Indy 500 by 1947.

The track has hosted ASA, USAC, and ARTGO races, allowing drivers like Rusty Wallace, Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, S...

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