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V8 Supercars find home in Newcastle

AAP logoAAP 26/09/2016

Supercars will race through the streets of Newcastle under a deal to make the NSW city the host of the season-ending V8 Supercars race.

Sydney has hosted the finale since 2009, with the last race scheduled at Olympic Park later this year before it moves to Newcastle in November 2017.

The race is expected to attract 81,000 domestic and international visitors.

"The Hunter has thousands of Supercars fans who now have an event to call their own," Premier Mike Baird said on Tuesday.

The five-year race deal will inject more than $57 million into the local economy, he said.

The proposed course will take in several of the city's landmarks including Nobbys Beach and Fort Scratchley, with the exact route subject to community consultation.

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