Texas Motor Speedway statement on testing ban

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 14, 2008) The following is a statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's announcement Friday to suspend 2009 testing for its three national and two regional racing series in an...

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 14, 2008) The following is a statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's announcement Friday to suspend 2009 testing for its three national and two regional racing series in an effort to manage costs for the teams:

"If NASCAR eliminates all testing truly eliminates it during these economic times then this is a good call. If all it does is force teams to continue to test but only at non-NASCAR tracks that likely feature lesser safety standards, then the policy is counter productive. I appreciate NASCAR's intent and time will tell if true results match the intent. I strongly encourage NASCAR to increase the amount of official practice time on race weekends to help continue the development of the new Sprint Cup car."

-credit: tms

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