CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland, Louisville Race Dates Changed

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series shifts two race dates DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 1999) Two dates on the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule, at Portland, Ore., and Louisville, Ky., have been changed, according to officials of the ...

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series shifts two race dates

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 1999) Two dates on the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule, at Portland, Ore., and Louisville, Ky., have been changed, according to officials of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

"The revision was necessary to facilitate race weekend scheduling, as it affects both track operators and series competitors," said Dennis Huth, NASCAR vice president for administration.

The tour's first visit to Portland International Raceway, initially set for Saturday, June 19, moves ahead to Friday, June 18 as a "twi-night race." Huth noted that the rescheduled date will give teams another travel day to reach the next event, also a road course race, at Watkins Glen International in New York on June 27.

Louisville Motor Speedway's Kroger 225, which had been slotted for Friday night, Oct. 1, drops back one week to Oct. 8. The move provides teams an off-week, to follow the Sept. 24 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"This fine-tuning should be beneficial to all parties involved, especially in light of travel and the distances involved," Huth said.

Both races will be broadcast by ESPN, the exclusive cable home of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. ESPN and ESPN2 will carry 21 of the 1999 season's 25 events.

A complete schedule of Bud Pole Qualifying and race times will be released in the near future. The 1999 season will open on Saturday, March 20 at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex in South Florida. The Florida Dodge Dealers 400 will be broadcast live by ABC Sports.

Source: NASCAR Online

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