IRL: Texas Motor Speedway on IRL announcement

7-ELEVEN FAMILY 4-PACK FOR NOVEMBER'S DICKIES 5 Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage on today's announcement from officials from the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the restructuring of...

7-ELEVEN FAMILY 4-PACK FOR NOVEMBER'S DICKIES 5 Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage on today's announcement from officials from the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the restructuring of earnings distribution for the 2008 IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500. Texas Motor Speedway, which has played host to IndyCar Series races since the facility opened in 1997, will host the Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 7, 2008.

"If this program assures full Indy car fields for promoters and stability for the team owners, I think this move is a great concept for the health of the sport. I think all IndyCar fans want to see 30-car fields from a competition standpoint as do the promoters. The key to the success of this program, however, will be whether or not this reduces the incentive to battle for positions from race to race with most of the money already up front and the top five only being paid per race and year end in bonuses. I'm optimistic that the teams and drivers will continue to have the incentive to race hard every lap regardless of payout."

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