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posted March 05, 2001 09:50 PM UIN: 16262997

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 5, 2001) - The 2001 season has begun at Texas Motor Speedway and soon fans will be descending on The Great American Speedway for one of the biggest weeks in racing.

RPM Week-Texas will kick off on March 28 with five days of racing and related activities culminating with the Harrah's 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race on Sunday, April 1.

"This will be a true race fan's dream," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "There will be four of the nation's top racing series competing over the five-day stretch here at Texas Motor Speedway. Top that off with racing-related events going on in the community and you've got one heck of a week."

The week's activities will begin Wednesday, March 28 with the Albertson's Spring Challenge United Dirt Track Racing Association (UDTRA - formerly Hav-A-Tampa) late models series on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Thursday and Friday nights, March 29-30 will see the return of the popular Pennzoil World of Outlaws to the dirt track in the Southern Bleacher Classic. O'Reilly Qualifying Days begin Thursday on the 1.5-mile superspeedway for the Jani-King 300 NASCAR Busch Series event and on Friday for the Harrah's 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race. Saturday, March 31 is the Jani-King 300 and Sunday, April 1 is the Harrah's 500.

The week's activities will also be highlighted by other race-related events going on in the community including Chevy Thunder in the Stockyards, a two-day race festival held in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards. The event features NASCAR drivers, interactive race displays and top entertainers.

Tickets for all RPM Week-Texas races are on sale seven days a week at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at and at all Ticketmaster locations.


5-Mar-01 All times listed - Central Standard Time
4:28 PM NWC - NASCAR Winston Cup
NBS - NASCAR Busch Series

Thursday, March 29
7:00am NBS Haulers Enter and Registration Opens
8:00am NBS Garage Opens & Inspection begins
11:00am Gates Open (Through Gate 4)
12:00pm - 2:00pm NBS Practice
3:30pm NBS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
5:00pm NBS Garage & Registration closes

Friday, March 30
7:00am NWC Haulers Enter and Registration Opens
8:00am NWC Garage and Registration Opens
9:00am NBS Garage & Registration Opens
10:00am Gates Open
10:00am Suites Open
10:40am NBS Final Practice (one hour)
11:45am -1:45pm NWC Practice
1:00pm NBS Garage & Registration closes
3:00pm NWC Qualifying (2 Laps, All Positions)
6:00pm NWC Garage and Registration Closes

Saturday, March 31
6:00am NBS Garage & Registration Opens
9:00am NWC Garage & Registration Opens
8:00am Gates Open
9:00am Suites Open
9:00am - 10:30am Legends
11:30am NBS Driver Introductions W/ NASCAR Awards
12:00pm Jani-King 300 Green Flag Start (FOX, 300 miles/200 laps) followed by NWC Final practice
3:30pm approx Final Winston Cup Practice 1 hour (time permitting)
5:00pm NWC Garage & Registration Closes

Sunday, April 1
6:00am NWC Garage Gate & Registration Opens
8:00am Gates Open
9:00am Suites Open
10:00am Parade Lap
12:00pm Harrah's 500 (FOX, 500 Miles/334 laps)
1:00pm NWC Registration Closes

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