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NASCAR Fans E-mail List Texas Progress In light of the concern about Texas Motorspeedway's completion we are going to give you updates about what is happening at the track daily. Here is an update of what has happened over the weekend, ...

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In light of the concern about Texas Motorspeedway's completion we are going to give you updates about what is happening at the track daily. Here is an update of what has happened over the weekend, courtesy of Texas Motorspeedways Hompage.

3-30-97 The extra 1000 tickets released yesterday ensured a steady flow of customers to the Ticket Office yesterday.

The flag stand went up yesterday. Paving was completed on an access road that connects Farm Rord 156 to the Speedway.

Ft Worth Star-Telegram produced a huge special section for race fans in the Sunday paper.

3-29-97 Power has been switched on to the 120 foot tall TMS sign at the entrance, it currently is displaying the events for the next week, in the future it will show instant replays of racing action.

Workers installed sod around the speedway office and gift shop and compacted dirt in the parking areas. Workers washed away the construction dirt and dust from the areas beneath the stands.

The "Village of Champions" is all set up and will allow corporate sponsors to entertain over 25,000 guests prior to the big race.

3-28-97 The 23 acre lake at the entrance of the Speedway is filling rapidly and will be stocked with fish. There has been some tongue-in-cheek talk about calling it "Lake Speed". Bricks were laid yesterday for the Victory Circle. A giant flagpole complete with the stars and stripes has been installed in the circle. Business is very brisk at "Speedway World" the on-site giftshop. T-shirts commemorating the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 race are selling fast. Speedway developer Bruton Smith says the price tag for the racetrack has jumped to at least $130 million. Original estimates were $75-100 million.

Wallaces Hood

The hood of Rusty Wallace's Miller Lite Ford Thunderbird will carry a special "Texas Silhouette" logo during the inaugural race weekend at the new Texas Motor Speedway. He will be running the car that he named snake.

Bruton Smith considers new track location

With all the hype about new tracks this week we throw a little more fuel on the fire. Press Plus of Atlantic City reports that Smith could be interested in putting a new track, I bet like Charlotte, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "We have certainly looked at New Jersey, as we have looked at other areas," he said from his corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. "Maybe one of these days we may have an announcement."

Texas Info Qualifying will be on Thursday, 2nd Round Friday. If rains there will be a mess. Plan on huge traffic problems track personnel are already preparing for that. They are bringing in off duty marines for security purposes. Think about it folks, first time event and 150,000 people converging on one location for the first time. FYI, Benny Parsons was the last to win a NASCAR race in Texas.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Benny Parsons