Troubled Milwaukee Mile won’t host 2010 races

The Milwaukee Mile will fall mostly silent in 2010.

After months of negotiations with four potential promoters for

the financially troubled racetrack failed to reach the finish line,

the Wisconsin State Fair Park board of directors announced

Wednesday that the track will not host any major racing events in


The track, which dates back to 1903, has hosted NASCAR and Indy

Racing League races in recent years.

In a statement, board officials said the potential promoter it

negotiated with most recently was not moving forward because the

track’s margin for profitability was “too thin.”

The board said the track will continue to host car clubs and

driving schools next year, and officials will continue to search

for a promoter to bring major events back in 2011.