First Fans Already Arriving at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 23, 2000) - With race week still a week away, the diehard fans have already started to roll in at Texas Motor Speedway. By 4:00 p.m., more than 20 RV's, serving as a home away from home for dozens of fans, lined up to be...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 23, 2000) - With race week still a week away, the diehard fans have already started to roll in at Texas Motor Speedway. By 4:00 p.m., more than 20 RV's, serving as a home away from home for dozens of fans, lined up to be the first into the speedway camping area.

James Bell from Muskogee, Okla. was first in line this year. He and his family arrived at the speedway at noon today.

"First come, first serve," said Bell.  "We've been to all the races here
at Texas and we camp in the same spot every year.  We're the advance
party.  We have about 20 motorhomes coming, 16 of them from Muskogee."=20

Bell and his family travel to many of the NASCAR events including those at Las Vegas, Bristol, Indianapolis, Talladega and Rockingham. However, Bell's sister-in-law, Julie Walters, is attending her first race. =20

"I'm not too excited just yet," said Walters as she sat with the others waiting for the gates to open. "But, they tell me when the cars start going around I'll be so excited I can't hardly stand it."'=20

Campers will have numerous amenities available such as a new $600,000 restroom and shower facility, an Albertson's Convenience Store, and supply and repair shops from United RV and Coleman. In all, more than 6,000 recreational vehicles of all sizes, shapes and origins are expected to once again fill the campgrounds for the DIRECTV 500 race week. The campgrounds officially open Friday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m. and cost $30 per 20'x40' campsite.

For camping information, contact the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

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