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Standing room only? Not these days

Updated: January 23, 2010, 1:54 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Size no longer matters.

The days of "build it and they will buy tickets" are over.

Tracks that host NASCAR events are shrinking. Daytona International Speedway is 12,000 seats smaller than it was a year ago for the Great American Race. Charlotte Motor Speedway is down about 25,000 seats over the past year.

Texas Motor Speedway: down by 19,000 seats. Phoenix: 20,000. Michigan: 12,500. Richmond International Raceway: 12,000.

Yes, the economy has played ...

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