IRL: Texas RPM week preview

RPM Week Texas Vital In Four Championship Chases FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 13, 2001) - RPM Week Texas provides auto racing fans with a fantasy weekend of action including four of the nation's leading series competing at Texas Motor Speedway ...

RPM Week Texas Vital In Four Championship Chases

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 13, 2001) - RPM Week Texas provides auto racing fans with a fantasy weekend of action including four of the nation's leading series competing at Texas Motor Speedway September 13 - 16. An added bonus is the weekend's significance in all four series' championship point chases.

RPM Week Texas includes two events on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway and three nights of competition at the companion Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Highlighting the weekend will be the traditional crowning of the Indy Racing champion at the Chevy 500 on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. (CDT). To date, the two leading drivers in this year's point battle are Sam Hornish Jr. and defending champion Buddy Lazier. Hornish leads Lazier by a mere 25 points.

A favorite event for Lone Star State motorsports fans is the Silverado 350 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15 at 3:00 p.m. Currently Joe Ruttman holds 38-point lead over Scott Riggs with Jack Sprague, Travis Kvapil and Ricky Hendrick close behind. The Dallas Morning News Pole Day for Indy Racing and trucks is Friday, Sept. 14.

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint cars, "The Greatest Show on Dirt," will stage a two-night, $20,000-to-win event at the Dirt Track Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 14-15 in the O'Reilly Texas Showdown at 7:00 p.m. Two-time champion Mark Kinser is 16 points ahead of Danny Lasoski.

Opening RPM Week Texas will be the UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series late models on Thursday evening, Sept. 13 in the Wolf Brand Chili Challenge. Rick Eckert, Steve Francis and defending champion Scott Bloomquist are engaged in a heated battle for the UDTRA title. The first heat begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for all RPM Week Texas events are on sale by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at Ticketmaster.

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Series IndyCar , NASCAR Truck , Stock car , World of Outlaws
Drivers Buddy Lazier , Ricky Hendrick , Jack Sprague , Mark Kinser , Scott Bloomquist , Joe Ruttman , Danny Lasoski , Steve Francis , Sam Hornish Jr. , Travis Kvapil