posted September 13, 2001 03:42 PM
RACE EVENTS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY POSTPONED
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 13, 2001) - This weekend's Indy Racing Northern Light Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at Texas Motor Speedway have now officially been postponed.
The Silverado 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race is rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), and the Chevy 500 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season finale will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT).
Tonight's Wolf Brand Chili Challenge UDTRA late model races and the Friday and Saturday night O'Reilly Texas Showdown Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car races at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track have been cancelled.
Speedway officials, IRL, NASCAR, World of Outlaws and UDTRA officials, made the decision today.
"Obviously, this has been a difficult process for us all from the very beginning, " said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Opinions have been mixed, but it seemed clear from the fans' response the races should go on as planned. However, with airport operations still in limbo, it is logistically impossible for all of the teams and fans to even get here. After more discussions today, we all agreed this was the appropriate thing to do."
Kaptain Robbie Knievel's $10 Million Texas Indy Car Jump also is rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.
Details still are being worked out for The Dallas Morning News Pole Day qualifying schedule.
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