That, according to Charlotte area media reports, is starting to sound like a real possibility:
[…] Several racing companies around Charlotte are taking a hard stance on a controversial toll lane project on Interstate 77, threatening to move if the North Carolina Department of Transportation doesn’t stop the project.
Racing is a $6 billion industry in North Carolina with much of its base just north of Charlotte.
Greg Wallace, with Rusty Wallace Incorporated, told Channel 9 many racing companies could move if a plan to put toll lanes on I-77 goes through.
“There are costs involved with moving, and that’s not what they want to do, but if they can’t perform with regular business functions, they don’t have a choice,” said Wallace.
Many big names in motorsports have signed petitions to stop the project that would put toll-express lanes from uptown to Mooresville, but that was ignored by state officials.
Some companies have already scouted out properties in South Carolina.[…]
Hmmm. ANYBODY out there starting to have a few regrets about pushing this toll project on these people in such a hardline, iron-fisted manner? ANYBODY? (Tillis? Bueller? Bueller?)