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Bobby Hamilton Jr. buys Tennessee track

Staff and wire reports
Friday, Dec. 04, 2009

A company owned by Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Highland Rim Speedway near Nashville and hopes to attract drivers who have competed at Nashville's fairgrounds track.

The fairgrounds track is closing next year after decades of use. No purchase price was disclosed.

Highland Rim opened in 1962 as a quarter-mile dirt oval. In was enlarged to one-third mile and paved in 1969, according to the track's web site. It has changed hands several times, most recently in May when Wayne Woelk bought it.

Hamilton has competed off and on in various NASCAR series since 1999. His late father was a Truck series champion and two-time winner at the Cup level.

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