Dates changed for Texas 2002 (Revised)

Nascar Changes Texas Motor Speedway Race Dates FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 15, 2001) - NASCAR has changed Texas Motor Speedway's 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series dates to April 6-7. The change by NASCAR comes only one day after the ...

Nascar Changes Texas Motor Speedway Race Dates

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 15, 2001) - NASCAR has changed Texas Motor Speedway's 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series dates to April 6-7.

The change by NASCAR comes only one day after the speedway publicly announced its 2002 schedule.

"We were surprised but pleased to get the call from NASCAR about a new date," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "The new date offers warmer, dryer weather than the mid-March date which was previously announced. This is good news for NASCAR's fans and competitors."

NASCAR moved the 2002 Winston Cup date to April 7. The NASCAR Busch Series race will also move to April 6 with qualifying for the two races on Thursday and Friday, April 4-5.

"We're in the process of trying to get the word out to our fans as quickly as possible so they can make the appropriate plans, particularly those who have to travel a great distance to get here," said Gossage. "We're just concerned that many may have already started booking flights and rooms as a result of yesterday's announcement of our 2002 season schedule. "

The Southern Bleacher Classic Pennzoil World of Outlaws event at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will still be part of the race week activities, moving from the previously announced dates of March 14-15 to April 4-5.

Season tickets will go on sale Monday, August 20. Fans may purchase season tickets from the speedway ticket office in person or by phone at (817) 215-8500. Season tickets are also available through the speedway website at www.texasmotorspeedway.com where fans will find a link to Ticketmaster. A $5 handling fee will be added to each Ticketmaster order.

REVISED TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2002 SEASON SCHEDULE
April 4 O'Reilly Auto Parts Qualifying / BGN
April 5 O'Reilly Auto Parts Qualifying / WC Southern Bleacher Classic - Pennzoil World of Outlaws
April 6 Texas 300 - NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Southern Bleacher Classic - Pennzoil World of Outlaws
April 7 Texas 500 - NASCAR Winston Cup Series


June 6 Kodiak Qualifying Night
June 7 O'Reilly 400 - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
June 8 Casino Magic 500 - Indy Racing League


September 12 Dallas Morning News Pole Day / Trucks O'Reilly Texas Showdown - Pennzoil World of Outlaws
September 13 Silverado 350 - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
September 14 Dallas Morning News Pole Day / IRL O'Reilly Texas Showdown - Pennzoil World of Outlaws
September 15 Chevy 500 - Indy Racing League


October 5 - 6 Extreme Monster Truck Nationals

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