IRL: Texas sponsor signs through 2005

Bombardier to sponsor IRL race at Texas through 2005. FORT WORTH, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2002 -- Bombardier will be the new sponsor of the Indy Racing League event in June at Texas Motor Speedway through 2005, track officials announced Oct.

Bombardier to sponsor IRL race at Texas through 2005.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2002 -- Bombardier will be the new sponsor of the Indy Racing League event in June at Texas Motor Speedway through 2005, track officials announced Oct. 21.

The Bombardier 500k, scheduled for June 7, 2003, is the first race following the famed Indianapolis 500.

Bombardier, a diversified manufacturing and services company headquartered in Montreal, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. The company manufactures brands such as Bombardier Learjet®, Challenger®, CRJ®, Sea-Doo®, Ski-Doo®, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard motors and has offices around the world.

"Bombardier is a world-class company," said Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway general manager. "We are pleased to have them sponsor 'The Original Nighttime Indy Race' here at Texas Motor Speedway. It is one of the largest sporting events in the country."

Bombardier has been an official sponsor of the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since March 2002.

"This sponsorship is an extension of an already successful relationship with the IRL," said Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We are excited to be part of the world of motorsports. Our participation at the Texas Motor Speedway is a further expression of our company's passion for performance, precision and innovation."

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