Eldora Speedway typically makes headlines because of its legendary races.
On Saturday, it made headlines for a much different reason.
Visitors to the Rossburg, Ohio, dirt track’s website (EldoraSpeedway.com) were surprised to find an ISIS logo around 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon with foreign music playing in the background. The picture showed an Arabic symbol, with text under it reading:
“Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS). We Are Everywhere :)”
Workers of the Eldora Speedway website quickly removed the image. The source of the hack is currently unknown.
Eldora Speedway commented later on the hack, thanking the Darke County Sheriff, the FBI and GoDaddy for their help.
America's Favorite Track's website is once again as safe as our $2 beer prices. Thx to the Darke County Sheriff, FBI & GoDaddy for the help.
— ELDORA SPEEDWAY USA (@EldoraSpeedway) March 7, 2015
Eldora Speedway, owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, is the only dirt track to host a NASCAR event in 2015. The track has hosted the Camping World Truck Series for the Mudsummer Classic since 2013. The track also hosts famous events for World of Outlaws and USAC, such as the King’s Royal and Four-Crown Nationals.
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A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.
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