Stewart: 'It's Definitely Feasible'
By: Jeff Wackerlin - @JWackerlin Twitter and Instagram | MRN.com on July 23, 2014 | 5:35 P.M. EST
"I think we can make it work. If you can take the trucks and make them work here, the Cup cars and Nationwide cars aren’t much of a stretch from that. So it's definitely feasible to do that." (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)
ROSSBURG, Ohio - While he's not planning for it, Tony Stewart would love for the addition of more NASCAR Racing at Eldora Speedway.
Stewart, along with track general manager Roger Slack, talked about the possibility during a press conference for the unveiling of a new infield building that will be added for the 2015 season.
"I'd love for the Truck Series to not be the only NASCAR series that comes here," Stewart said. "If this continues to go as well as we hope it does there's no reason that the other two divisions couldn’t come possibly in the future.
"I think we can make it work. If you can take the trucks and make them work here, the Cup cars and Nationwide cars aren’t much of a stretch from that. So it's definitely feasible to do that."
The new building, which will begin to be constructed in October, will house the media center that will also double as an infield hospitality suite. The building will also be the site of the infield care center along with a concession stand with double lines.
"It's going to be a significant investment, but is going to be significant improvement," Slack said. "It will stay the very same height of the existing building so it will not affect the fans in the grandstands sightlines.
"We are really excited about this. This is probably the second biggest undertaking since building the suites."
Stewart said the decision to build in the infield building had no bearing on the possibility of getting a Nationwide or Cup Series race in the future.
"This is part of the continued process of us making the commitment of improving the facility to making it bigger and better," he said.
"But we are very appreciative and very content if we only run truck races from here on out. We get the privilege to keep hosting Truck races and we are very happy doing that."