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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sinkhole appears in Charlotte Motor Speedway infield - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |

Sinkhole appears in Charlotte Motor Speedway infield - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |: "The sinkhole developed on the backstretch side near one of the camping areas according to Scott Cooper, vice president of communications at the speedway. (Click here to view a live web cam from the CMS infield)

The sinkhole is in an area that was built over a landfill.� The hole developed Friday night following all of the rain last week.

The sinkhole is the result of a deteriorated pipe underneath the landfill about 35 feet below the surface of the ground.� The sinkhole, however,�does not affect the 1.5-mile racetrack."

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