COPY-NASCAR driver Edwards seeks private airstrip

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - NASCAR driver Carl Edwards wants to build a private airstrip east of his hometown of Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Edwards is seeking a conditional use permit from the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission for property owned by 1 of his companies. The commission planned to consider the request at a Thursday night public hearing.

The petition was submitted by Edwards' father, Columbia attorney Carl Edwards Sr. The father says he has the support of neighboring property owners.

Carl Edwards stands in first place in NASCAR's Chase for the championships. The top 10 drivers qualify for the season-ending competition.

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