Gossage statement on Charlotte open test

STATEMENT FROM TMS PRESIDENT EDDIE GOSSAGE REGARDING CHARLOTTE OPEN TEST FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2008) Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's announcement today to implement two days of testing at ...

STATEMENT FROM TMS PRESIDENT EDDIE GOSSAGE REGARDING CHARLOTTE OPEN TEST

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2008) Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's announcement today to implement two days of testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway (May 5-6) in preparation for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 in May:

"Although I am disappointed that NASCAR did not react in time for a test session we proposed prior to the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, I have to applaud them for finally listening to the teams and the tracks about this growing situation. I am hopeful that the additional testing will give teams a better handle on the set-ups and ultimately lead to a better quality of racing for the fans. I have received emails and letters from our loyal fans about the quality of racing they witnessed at our event and those are the people NASCAR fans that everyone in the NASCAR community needs to be concerned about. We will continue to push NASCAR for a test session here prior to the Dickies 500 in November because we need to provide these fans with a great show. We need to win them back with the racing NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway are known for."

-credit: tms

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