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Formula One Racetrack In Turkey To Become Used Car Dealership

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

A report in the Sözcü daily revealed that Istanbul Park , built at a cost of $290M in '05 to hold races that "sputtered to a halt" in '11 due to a lack of interest, "is to become a used car dealership," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN. The park, "built with great fanfare and millions of dollar...

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