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Game over for the U.S. Grand Prix and the Circuit of the Americas

By: Steven Cole Smith on 11/16/2011

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, will go down as the day when the racing died in Austin, Texas. The 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix and the track that would host it, the Circuit of the Americas, were dealt a one-two punch that seems unsurvivable--though neither the race nor the track has formally been pronounced dead.

Of course, neither has Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign, but we all know how that's going.

The two punches that apparently finished off the race and the track, which have been ailing for six months, began when Texas comptroller Susan Combs, by far the biggest fan motorsports had in the state government, backed away on Tuesday from a gutsy incentive she helped engineer.


Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111116/FREE/111119900...
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