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SPARC to Announce New NASCAR Partner and Ambassador

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COLUMBUS – Bill Schottenstein, Partner, Arshot Investment Corporation, will announce tomorrow a NASCAR Team Owner/Driver will partner with Arshot on the company's redevelopment of the 47 acre Cooper Stadium site in Columbus, Ohio.

The NASCAR Team Owner will join Schottenstein in Columbus for the major announcement, which includes the NASCAR Team Owner serving as the official public ambassador of SPARC (Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex.) One of the team's official NASCAR chase cars will be on display for the announcement. 

Upon completion estimated for the spring of 2014, SPARC will feature a sports pavilion that includes a paved half-mile track, grandstand seating, and will be anchored by an automotive research and technical training center.

In partnership with selected businesses and educational institutions, SPARC will allow automotive engineers and technicians to use the track regularly for testing vehicle designs, fuel systems and performance.  At other times the track will be used for driver training, for consumer education and sales and, with seating in the preserved grandstand, for staging a wide variety of sports and entertainment events.  To support all of these various functions, the project will also include a lodging facility, conference center, exhibition spaces and restaurants.