CHAMPCAR/CART: Texas Motor Speedway on 2001 schedule

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 11, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway will be the only speedway to host every major American racing series with the addition of a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) race in 2001. The announcement was made today by Texas...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 11, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway will be the only speedway to host every major American racing series with the addition of a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) race in 2001.

The announcement was made today by Texas Motor Speedway General Manager Eddie Gossage, interim CART President and Chief Executive Officer Bobby Rahal, and 1996 FedEx Championship Series Champion Jimmy Vasser at The Movie Studios at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

"This is a great addition to our schedule," said Gossage. "The addition of CART to our schedule will make 2001 the single-greatest racing season ever for any speedway. To have the distinction as the only speedway to host all major racing series is really quite remarkable."

The Texas 600k will be held on Sunday, May 6, and will be televised on ABC. CART is expected to announce its complete 2001 schedule in the near future.

"Fort Worth-Dallas is a key market for us," said Rahal. "The teams and sponsors are excited about being here. It's a first class facility and we'll put on a great show for the fans."

In addition to the CART FedEx Championship Series event, the speedway hosts NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Grand National Series races in early spring, as well as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Indy Racing Northern Light Series for two race weekends each year, once in early summer and again in the fall. This year the speedway added the American Le Mans and BFGoodrich Trans-Am Series as part of the Grand Prix of Texas held on the new infield road course. Fans also saw great racing from the Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint cars, Hav-A-Tampa dirt late models and the Wrenchead.com National Dirt Track Series motorcycles on the new Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser