Whitesburg KY

Settlement is reached


A lawsuit seeking to force the continuation of an antitrust suit against NASCAR has been settled on the eve of a bench trial.

A group of four trusts operated by Duchossois Group Chairman Richard Duchossois and Kentucky Speedway founder Jerry Carroll settled last week, just days before their dispute was to land in front of a federal judge.

Carroll told The Kentucky Enquirer that the settlement allows the track to pursue a Sprint Cup race in the future.

The settled litigation challenged whether Carroll had the authority under the ownership group’s operating agreement to control the fate of an antitrust lawsuit accusing NASCAR of conspiring with others to keep the Kentucky track from hosting a top racing event.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati had upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the antitrust suit.

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