Bill France Statement On Future BGN Events

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 1998) NASCAR President Bill France issued the following statement in response to a press release issued on Monday, April 20 by Mr. Mason Day and Mr. Joe Mattioli III regarding future events on the...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 1998)

NASCAR President Bill France issued the following statement in response to a press release issued on Monday, April 20 by Mr. Mason Day and Mr. Joe Mattioli III regarding future events on the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division schedule:

"At this time, it is premature to speculate what the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division schedule will look like in the year 2000," France said. "As a matter of fact, we have yet to begin working on the schedules for 1999, for any NASCAR series.

"NASCAR has no precedent of track owners arbitrarily relocating races. Nor have we agreed to any changes two years in advance. In NASCAR's history it has been our uniform practice to review the schedule each year and determine which combination of tracks offer the best facilities for the series and its drivers and teams.

"Once those tracks and the dates for the series events at those tracks have been identified by NASCAR, we discuss with each track about participating in the series for the forthcoming year. If we are able to come to an agreement with a particular track on date(s) and other matters, NASCAR then enters into a one-year sanctioning agreement with that track."

The press release stated that the NASCAR Busch Series event at Day's South Boston Speedway, which is scheduled this year for July 25, would be moved in 2000 to a proposed facility planned by the Middle River Racing Association -- of which Mattioli is chief operating officer -- in Pasadena, Md.

Source: NASCAR Online

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