IRL: Kodiak qualifying day at Texas

Kodiak Racing To Sponsor June Qualifying Day At Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 30, 2001) - Texas Motor Speedway today announced Conwood Sales Co., L.P., makers of Kodiak smokeless tobacco, as the sponsor of the Thursday,...

Kodiak Racing To Sponsor June Qualifying Day At Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 30, 2001) - Texas Motor Speedway today announced Conwood Sales Co., L.P., makers of Kodiak smokeless tobacco, as the sponsor of the Thursday, June 7, Kodiak Qualifying Day for the Indy Racing Northern Light Series Casino Magic 500 and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series O'Reilly 400. Texas Motor Speedway produced two thrilling races last June when Scott Sharp delivered the closest finish in Indy Racing history and Greg Biffle dominated the NASCAR truck race from start to finish. The 2001 edition of both races should be just as exciting, starting with the qualifying sessions for both events.

"It is indeed exciting to be associated with Texas Motor Speedway, The Great American Speedway," said Tommy Combs, senior product manager for Conwood Sales Co., L.P. "Texas Motor Speedway is truly one of the premiere racing facilities in the world, presenting the premiere sport in the world, to the greatest fans in the world. We are delighted for Kodiak Racing to be involved in this great racing weekend." The Indy cars and the NASCAR trucks will be on the track on Thursday, June 7, to qualify for the weekend races. The O'Reilly 400 truck race is scheduled for Friday, June 8, at 8:00 p.m., with the Casino Magic 500 set for Saturday night, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.

"We are thrilled to have Kodiak Racing as our pole day sponsor for two great races," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Our June Indy Racing event has proven to be one of the most exciting races every year, and the truck race annually draws one of the largest crowds for any NASCAR truck race. Kodiak Racing is a great partner in NASCAR Winston Cup racing with the sponsorship of Stacy Compton's #92 Melling Racing/Dodge team, and we look forward to having them as a qualifying day sponsor."

Free Kodiak Qualifying Day tickets will be made available at participating retail stores. Race tickets for the June Casino Magic 500 and O'Reilly 400 are available by contacting the speedway ticket hotline at (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com, as well as all Ticketmaster outlets.

-TMS

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Series Automotive , IndyCar , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Stacy Compton