Longer truck race at Texas announced

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 30, 2000) - Drivers in the October 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway will have farther to go to reach the finish line. The O'Reilly 300 has become the O'Reilly 400. The speedway and NASCAR...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 30, 2000) - Drivers in the October 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway will have farther to go to reach the finish line. The O'Reilly 300 has become the O'Reilly 400. The speedway and NASCAR made the joint decision to increase the length of the fall race. "Both NASCAR and the speedway felt this was a positive change," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage.

"Going to 400 kilometers from 300 will give the fans more for their money and a better show. "We applaud NASCAR for giving more to the fans. It's decisions like this that make motorsports is the most fan-friendly sport in America." The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship is taking shape as the battle for the title could once again run through Texas. Greg Biffle, the winner of June's truck race at Texas is currently leading in points.

Another win at Texas could be the springboard to catapult Biffle to the championship. Qualifying for the O'Reilly 400 is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. with the race set for Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

For ticket information, contact Texas Motor Speedway at (817) 215-8500 or go online to www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle