FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 3, 2000) - The date for the inaugural Texas 600k CART FedEx Championship Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has changed. The new date is Sunday, April 29, a week earlier than the original date of May 6 previously announced.
The change was made to accommodate CART's overall schedule and to guarantee the race would be broadcast live on ABC television.
"We made the date change to help accommodate CART's needs," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "There was also a conflict with the network's schedule on our original date. Therefore, we felt is was an appropriate move to ensure the biggest race of CART's schedule would be seen by the largest number of viewers possible."
With the addition of CART to the schedule, Texas Motor Speedway is the only speedway to host every major American racing series in 2001.
In addition to the CART FedEx Championship Series event, the speedway hosts NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Grand National Series races in early spring, as well as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Indy Racing Northern Light Series for two race weekends each year, once in early summer and again in the fall. This year the speedway added the American Le Mans and BFGoodrich Trans-Am Series as part of the Grand Prix of Texas held on the new infield road course. Fans also saw great racing from the Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint cars, Hav-A-Tampa dirt late models and the Wrenchead.com National Dirt Track Series motorcycles on the new Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.