CHAMPCAR/CART: Firestone CART Texas postponement note

Firestone Stands Behind CART Decision to Postpone CART officials opted to postpone today's Firestone Firehawk 600 after driver safety concerns were presented. The decision is disappointing to all involved but backed by everyone at Firestone ...

Firestone Stands Behind CART Decision to Postpone

CART officials opted to postpone today's Firestone Firehawk 600 after driver safety concerns were presented. The decision is disappointing to all involved but backed by everyone at Firestone Racing.

"It was an extremely difficult decision for CART to make," said Bridgestone/Firestone Motorsports Director Al Speyer, "but we understand and support that decision 100 percent. Obviously we have mixed emotions as the race's title sponsor. We know the fans would love to see a great race today. But it is always best to err on the side of safety for both the participants and the spectators. This is unequivocally the right thing to do.

"Firestone will continue to work with CART, the drivers, Texas Motor Speedway and everyone involved to further analyze the situation and proceed in a practical manner."

-Firestone

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