NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dover Motorsports, Inc. has a new buyer for the Nashville Superspeedway in a commercial real estate development company.
The motorsports company said Thursday that Panattoni Development Company will buy the superspeedway for $27.5 million and also take over Dover's obligations under bonds issued in 1999 to help build infrastructure supporting the track. The bonds currently have a balance of $17.2 million, and Panattoni will replace Dover Motorsports' letter of credit with its own.
Dover expects the sale to close in 2017 pending zoning approvals.
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This is the second time Dover lined up a buyer of the 1.33-mile concrete track that opened in 2001 only to be closed in 2011. Dover announced in May 2014 a deal selling to NeXovation Inc. worth nearly $46 million, which later fell through.