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Irwindale Speedway may soon face closure

February 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Irwindale Speedway may soon be history. According to AutoWeek, a formal announcement of the track's closure may have been in the works Monday.

The facility, which opened in 1999, has hosted some of the biggest NASCAR short track racing for more than a decade.

But attendance has dropped sharply over the past two seasons. Over the weekend, workers appeared to be closing down the speedway and dismantling the pit grandstand.