Texas reaction to NASCAR 2005 schedule

Texas Receives Two NASCAR Nextel Cup Races For 2005 FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 14, 2004) -- NASCAR today announced the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Series schedule for 2005. Texas Motor Speedway will host two events next season. In 2005, fans will be...

Texas Receives Two NASCAR Nextel Cup Races For 2005

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 14, 2004) -- NASCAR today announced the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Series schedule for 2005. Texas Motor Speedway will host two events next season.

In 2005, fans will be able to see the stars of the Nextel Cup Series in the speedway's traditional spring race, the Samsung/RadioShack 500 on April 17, and at the new fall event, the Lone Star 500 on November 6.

"This is a day our fans have dreamed about for eight years," said speedway president Eddie Gossage. "We appreciate the leadership of Brian France and are excited about working with NASCAR in building this new race into another marquee event on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule."

Gossage also announced the addition of a NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series event to the Texas schedule as part of the Lone Star 500 weekend. The Truck Series race will be on Friday night, Nov. 4 with the Busch Series race on Saturday, Nov. 5.

"It's going to be a triple header NASCAR weekend," said Gossage. "This is going to be a huge weekend for racing and we know the fans are going to love it."

Gossage was also pleased the Samsung/RadioShack 500 was moving back two weekends later in April.

"Moving back two weeks takes us off the Final Four weekend and also away from the switch to Daylight Savings Time," said Gossage. "This is another plus for our fans."

Information on 2005 Season Tickets, which go on sale this summer, is available on the speedway website at www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

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