NASCAR & Auto Racing

Rejection of Penske test track recommended

Iredell County commissioners should deny Penske Racing permission to build a test track off Mazeppa Road near Mooresville, the Iredell County Planning Board voted late Wednesday.

Fueled by about 200 opponents in the audience who were concerned primarily about noise, the board voted 9-0 against the $21 million track.

The Planning Board is a citizen advisory board and the final say rests with the commissioners, who will consider Penske's plans on Oct. 2.