Second Race Added for Texas

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BEEFS UP RACE SCHEDULE WITH SECOND NASCAR CRAFSTMAN TRUCK EVENT FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Oct. 22, 1998) - Texas Motor Speedway announced today it will be hosting the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series twice in 1999. ...

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BEEFS UP RACE SCHEDULE WITH SECOND NASCAR CRAFSTMAN TRUCK EVENT

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Oct. 22, 1998) - Texas Motor Speedway announced today it will be hosting the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series twice in 1999.

"This is something we've been working on for some time," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Our fans have told us what they want to see and we're giving them what they've asked for."

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will be paired with the two scheduled Pep Boys Indy Racing League events. The first will be the Pronto Auto Parts 400 truck race on Friday night, June 11 and the Longhorn 500 Indy Car event on Saturday night, June 12. The second weekend will host the trucks on Friday night, Oct. 15 in the Bluebonnet 300 with the Indy Cars running on Sunday, Oct. 17 in the Lone Star 500 - the final race of the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League.

"We're pleased to be running the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series twice at Texas," said NASCAR vice president of administration Dennis Huth. "The drivers who want a shot at the series championship will need to run well at Texas. Especially the fall race - we'll be coming down to the wire on the 1999 points race."

With the addition of the second truck race, Texas Motor Speedway now has its complete 1999 season in place. In addition to the two NASCAR Craftsman Truck series/Pep Boys Indy Racing League weekends, the Coca-Cola 300 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race will be Saturday, March 27 with the PRIMESTAR 500 NASCAR Winston Cup event on Sunday, March 28.

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