IRL: Texas releases event schedule

Bombardier 500K and O'Reilly 400K On Texas Horizon FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 3, 2004) - It seems race fans had just left the speedway grounds when it's time for yet another big weekend of racing June 10-12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Bombardier...

Bombardier 500K and O'Reilly 400K On Texas Horizon

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 3, 2004) - It seems race fans had just left the speedway grounds when it's time for yet another big weekend of racing June 10-12 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Bombardier 500k Indy Racing League IndyCar Series event is Saturday night, June 12 and the O'Reilly 400k race is Friday night, June 11. 96.3 KSCS Qualifying Night for both series is Thursday, June 10.

Teams from both series have been testing at the speedway in preparation for the events. From the IRL, Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan, Panther Racing's Tomas Scheckter and the 2003 IRL IndyCar Series champ Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing are testing for Firestone today and tomorrow. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers Ted Musgrave and Andy Houston of Ultra Motorsports and Steve Park of Orleans Racing are slated to be on track Thursday and Friday.

The night races at Texas are two of the most attended races for both series and fan favorites as well.

"Racing under the lights here at Texas is great," said speedway president Eddie Gossage. "The drivers enjoy competing here and they never disappoint the fans."

Tickets for the Bombardier 500 weekend are available at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com <http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com> or through Ticketmaster. Fans can purchase individual tickets or request a FASTPACK-4 that includes seats for both the June and October truck and IndyCar races at a special package price.

<pre> TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BOMBARDIER 500 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series & O'Reilly 400k NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series June 10-12, 2004 As of 5/3/04

Thursday, June 10 7 am Truck Garage Opens 10 am IRL Garage Opens 10 am South Tunnel Open for Infield Campers Noon Gates Open (4, 7, North & South Tunnel) 12:30 pm Truck Practice 3 pm Suites Open 3 pm IRL Group 1 Practice 3:30 pm IRL Group 2 Practice 4:15 pm 96.3 KSCS Qualifying - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 5:45 pm IRL Group 1 Practice 6:30 pm IRL Group 2 Practice 7:25 pm Trucks Final Practice 8:45 pm 96.3 KSCS Qualifying - IRL IndyCar Series

Friday, June 11 10 am Gates 4, 7, N & S Tunnel Opens 10 am ROMCO Late Models Practice Session 1 10 am IRL Garage Opens 10 am - 2 pm Legends Races (Lil' Texas Motor Speedway 1/5 mile) 11:15 am ROMCO Late Models Practice Session 2 2 pm Truck Garage Opens 2 pm IRL Practice Group 1 2:30 pm IRL Practice Group 2 5 pm Gates 2, 3, 5, & 6 Open 5 pm Suites & Victory Lane Club Opens 5:15 pm IRL Final Practice 8:00 pm O'REILLY 400k NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (167 Laps, 400 kilometers; TV - Speed; Radio - 97.1 KEGL)

Saturday, June 12 10 am IRL Garage Opens 10 am - 2 pm Legends Races (Lil' Texas Motor Speedway 1/5 mile) Noon Gate 4 Opens 1 pm ROMCO Qualifying 2 pm Gates Open (2, 3, 5, 6, 7 North & South Tunnel) 3 pm Victory Lane Club & Suites Open 4 pm ROMCO 100 Late Model Series (70 Laps, 105 miles) 7 pm BOMBARDIER 500k - IRL IndyCar Series (200 laps, 500 kilometers; TV - ESPN; Radio - 97.1 KEGL)

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Series IndyCar , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Steve Park , Tomas Scheckter , Andy Houston , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Ted Musgrave , Chip Ganassi
Teams Panther Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing