Texas Motor Speedway adds 16,000 Seats for DirectTV 500

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Feb. 1, 2000) - The NASCAR Winston Cup DIRECTV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is nearing a sellout. Today, speedway officials announced an additional 16,000 temporary seats are being added for the April 2 race. Tickets prices ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Feb. 1, 2000) - The NASCAR Winston Cup DIRECTV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is nearing a sellout. Today, speedway officials announced an additional 16,000 temporary seats are being added for the April 2 race. Tickets prices range from $60 to $85 and will go on sale Saturday, February 5, at 10 a.m.

The additional seating is 6,000 more temporary seats than were added for last year's Winston Cup race and will bring the seating capacity to 170,861. That capacity, coupled with the anticipated crowd in the infield, will push estimated attendance for this year's DIRECTV 500 to more than 220,000. That attendance ranks second only to the Indianapolis 500.

"We added 10,000 temporary seats last year, but the demand has been even greater this year," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Our fans have made their voices heard, and we are thrilled to be able to accommodate them."

The seats will be located in turns two, three, and four.

"Constructing the temporary seating for the race is a significant addition to the capacity at the speedway," said Gossage. "Adding 16,000 seats, which is nearly the size of a sold-out Reunion Arena in Dallas, underscores the impact auto racing is having, not only on our community, but on the entire state. This is the largest single sporting event in the state of Texas."

In addition to purchasing tickets at the speedway, fans can also order tickets over the phone by calling the Ticket Hotline at (817) 215-8500, by going online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com, or by calling participating TicketMaster locations.

LAP SPONSORS - There is still time to get on the starting grid to be a lap sponsor for the 2000 racing season at Texas Motor Speedway. Official lap sponsors receive special amenities at each race, including two VIP pit passes, two tickets to each pole day, sponsor listing in the official souvenir program, and your name displayed on the official Texas Motor Speedway web site. For lap sponsor information, contact Texas Motor Speedway at (817) 215-8500.

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