BUSCH: CHAMPCAR/CART: Texas Motor Speedway gets a "new look"

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 20, 2001) - The Texas Motor Speedway infield has undergone a small "facelift" of sorts. Gone are the familiar red walls of Victory Lane, replaced with a new, Texas-style facade. The new walls in Victory Lane are dark...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 20, 2001) - The Texas Motor Speedway infield has undergone a small "facelift" of sorts. Gone are the familiar red walls of Victory Lane, replaced with a new, Texas-style facade. The new walls in Victory Lane are dark blue highlighted with light blue stars -- appropriate for the "Lone Star State." White trim along the top of the walls bears the new speedway nickname: "The Great American Speedway." In addition to the changes in Victory Lane, approximately 50 three-foot blue stars are being painted on the crash wall of the superspeedway. "With this being our fifth season of racing at Texas Motor Speedway, we felt that it was time for a new look," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "I certainly think that the stars are appropriate, since this is the Lone Star State. We are very pleased with the changes we have made and feel the fans will like the new look as well."

JSOUTH OF THE BORDER GOURMET - Texas de Brazil, a popular local restaurant, will be serving their unique cuisine during all 2001 race events. The new on-site Texas de Brazil Express - formerly the Rock-n-Race Cafe -- is located in the speedway infield. The restaurant will serve three meals a day, with the lunch and dinner plates offering their signature line of food. Fans can get a traditional eggs and bacon breakfast, but will find the lunch and dinners to be something a little more out of the ordinary. Diners can choose from four- and six- meat plates with salad bar and bread. Choices include: Brazilian Sausage, Crispy Chicken Leg, Garlic Picahna, Filet Mignon with Bacon, and Parmesan Pork Tenderloin. Texas de Brazil Express hours of operation during the Harrah's 500 race weekend, March 29-April 1, will be: Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

BEST VIEW IN THE HOUSE - In an effort to provide fans with an expanded choice in seating, the speedway has introduced the Victory Lane Club. Club ticket holders will enjoy a wide variety of food and beverage, a panoramic view of the entire speedway and a climate-controlled atmosphere. The club seating, featuring 3,200 theater-style seats, encompasses 50 suites -- 25 upper and lower -- from the north end of the grandstands into Turn 4. Victory Lane Club season tickets are $995 per seat for the first two rows and $895 per seat for rows three and four. Single event tickets for the April 1 Harrah's 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race are $325 and $375. Two-day tickets for both the Harrah's 500 and the March 31 Jani-King 300 NASCAR Busch Series event are $450 and $500. Victory Lane Club tickets can be purchased by contacting the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

-TMS

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Series Automotive , IndyCar , NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NHRA