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NASCAR says it's open to more foreign automakers

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR says it would be open to other foreign manufacturers joining Toyota in stock car racing.

Chief executive Brian France adds that nothing is imminent but talks with several companies have been ongoing for a long time.

France spoke at Michigan International Speedway for Sunday's Sprint Cup race. He was asked about the likelihood of companies like Japanese manufacturer Honda and some German automakers eventually competing in NASCAR.

He says foreign companies are interested in developing the North American market and that NASCAR is the "pre-eminent place to consider" if a company wants to do that.

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