Bristol speedway doesn't have to pay $397K tax

BY foxsports • October 16, 2009

The speedway challenged the assessment last year, claiming the state Department of Revenue was illegally taxing the track by claiming NASCAR was paying the track for a service.

Speedway officials also argued that television rights are intangible and that any money derived from the sale of them is not subject to Tennessee sales or business taxes.

Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle in Nashville agreed in an order unsealed Friday that the television rights are intangible and not taxable.

She also said the broadcast rights are more like a joint venture between NASCAR and the speedway.

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