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The Milwaukee Mile: Not Just Another Race Track

For Midwestern race fans, the Milwaukee Mile is renowned for its short track racing under the lights. Yet, the Mile is not just another race track. With the track losing its two NASCAR sanctioned events in 2010, a chapter has been closed on this historic race track. Just over 90 minutes from Chicago, the Milwaukee Mile sits on Wisconsin State fairgrounds in West Allis, Wisconsin. The track, which is nestled in the heart of this small town, brings the town to life every June when the NASCAR Touring Series and Indy Racing League come to race. The history goes back generations and reaches far across not only the Midwest, but auto racing in general. The mile track started off as a horse racing track in the late 1800’s. The track, which operat...

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