Well, as the 2008 NASCAR season wraps up- the ban on testing has created some interesting possibilities for race tracks that are no longer part of the NASCAR circuit.

From Jayski:

North Wilkesboro could be bought as test track? NASCAR�s sudden testing ban has Cup team owners and crew chiefs scrambling, and the latest report is that one major NASCAR Cup owner is now negotiating to purchase North Wilkesboro Speedway to use as a test track. The uphill/downhill five-eighths-mile track has been idle for more than 10 years since Bruton Smith and Bob Bahre bought it and took its two Cup tour dates to Texas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire International Speedway. The Wilkes County track has been used at times by car owner Jack Roush for driver tryouts, but it would likely need some major refurbishing before it could be used for serious Cup testing.(Winston Salem Journal)(11-16-2008)

All in all, very exciting! Tonight, I will do a write up on North Wilkesboro from my visit there.