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Pa. developer buys former Nazareth Speedway

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 8, 2016 12:39 AM
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Crew members change the tires on Tony Kanaan's car during a caution at the IRL Firestone 225 at the Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Pa., in this Aug. 29, 2004 file photo.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

(Nazareth) -- A Pennsylvania developer has bought the former Nazareth Speedway. 

Lehigh Valley developer David Jaindl has confirmed he purchased the 157-acre property in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County. 

Jaindl is a turkey farmer and real estate developer. He has no specific plans for the property, but says at least some of it will be used for farming. 

The Nazareth Speedway closed in 2004.

It was the home track of local race car drivers Mario and Michael Andretti.

Its history dates back more than 100 years. 

Speedway and other officials cited a lack of community interest as one of reasons why the track closed. 

A sale price for the property has not been disclosed.  

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