Alabama Motorsports Park
Alabama Motorsports Park is being developed north of Mobile, Alabama. It was scheduded to be open in 2012. The park has plans for a lighted 'D'-shaped oval, a 2.6-mile (4.2 km) road course, and a karting track along with RV parks, retail shops, and condominium units on the 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) tract. The park was projected to be host to a variety of motorsports, including stock-cars, trucks, open-wheel cars, sports cars, sprint cars, and motorcycles.
The seating capacity of the oval was expected to be around 70,000 permanent seats with the ability to expand to 125,000.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was listed as one of the investors when the park was announced, along with his sister Kelley Earnhardt Elledge and their brother Kerry Earnhardt. As of August 2009 they were no longer affiliated with the park and Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s endorsement was removed from the park's name. Other investors include former Mobile mayor, Mike Dow.
In 2009 the group developing the park received special tax considerations from Prichard, Alabama to build roads and infrastructure on the tract. Saraland, Alabama has not accepted a similar tax agreement with the park yet. The tract is located on the border between Prichard and Saraland.