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  • TMS Announces Scion Drag-N-Brag Program To Help Metroplex Curb Illegal Street Racing

    05/29/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 29, 2009) –  Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage was joined by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to unveil a new program Friday that will serve as an initiative to assist in curtailing illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative at the world-class motorsports facility.
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  • Helio 'Triple Play' Ticket Promotion For Bombardier Learjet 550k Sells Out In 23 Minutes

    05/28/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 28, 2009) – Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has become a favorite among Texas Motor Speedway race fans who have been able to parlay his success into outstanding ticket bargains for the Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar Series race on June 6.
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  • Indy 500 Champion Castroneves Rolls Into Fort Worth With A Different Kind Of Horsepower

    05/27/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 27, 2009) – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves made a grand entrance into downtown Fort Worth on Wednesday, but it was with a lot less horsepower than he utilized this past weekend en route to his historic victory.
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  • Castroneves' Indy 500 Success Pays Off Again For Bombardier Learjet 550k Fans With 'Triple Play' Ticket Promotion

    05/27/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 27, 2009) – IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves continues to provide his own national economic stimulus package for Bombardier Learjet 550k race fans thanks to his success during the month of May for the Indianapolis 500.
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  • Castroneves Already Eyeing The Future

    05/26/2009
    INDIANAPOLIS - Without hesitation, Helio Castroneves points to the locations of his two likenesses on the Borg-Warner Trophy. A third spot is reserved. More are projected.
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  • Wheldon, Patrick Gain Momentum With Top-Three Finishes At Indy

    05/26/2009
    Before the 2009 season started, Dan Wheldon felt confident that his move to Panther Racing would allow him compete for race wins. Similarly, Danica Patrick, in her third season with Andretti Green Racing, was confident that she could follow up on last year's win at Twin Ring Motegi with additional victories in 2009.
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  • Who's On Track: Breaking Down The Top 12 After Lowe's

    05/26/2009
    By Roger KuzniaSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • Reutimann Wins Rain-Delayed, Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600

    05/26/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service(May 25, 2009)CONCORD, N.C.--He’ll take it!David Reutimann was the big winner in NASCAR’s losing battle against Mother Nature in Monday’s rain-shortened 24 Hours of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.Nearly 25 hours after the 50th edition of the race was supposed to start, and with menacing storm cells dotting the radar, NASCAR called the event after 227 of a scheduled 400 laps. That made a first-time winner of Reutimann, who parlayed a strategic call by crew chief Rodney Childers into the unlikely victory.The win in NASCAR’s longest race, which was postponed from Sunday because of rain, was the first for Michael Waltrip Racing--now in its third season of Cup competition--and the first for a Toyota team other than Joe Gibbs Racing. Reutimann led five laps, all under the final caution. He was running 14th when rain started falling on Lap 221.The top three finishers--Reutimann, polesitter Ryan Newman and Robby Gordon--remained on the track when NASCAR threw the sixth caution of the race on Lap 221 after a shower hit Turn 2. Six laps later, the race was red-flagged for the fourth time. Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers, who each took two tires under yellow on lap 222, finished fourth and fifth.“It certainly wasn’t the prettiest win,” said Reutimann, who won the race with his father, renowned short-track racer Buzzie Reutimann, in attendance. “Rodney Childers made a great call and told me to stay out.“When you envision winning your first Sprint Cup race, this is not exactly the way you envision it. But these things are so hard to win, we’ll take it any way we can get it. … It’s fun, but I felt like I was down on pit road for a month (waiting for NASCAR to call the race.”Reutimann gained two positions to 13th in the Cup standings, trailing 12th-place Mark Martin by six points.“Obviously, their crew chief made an awesome call,” an elated Michael Waltrip said of the No. 00 Toyota team’s effort. “David and I have been in position to win races before, and fate took it away from us. So I look at this as payback.”Kyle Busch led a race-high 173 laps but was victimized by rain for the second straight NASCAR event. On Saturday night, he had the dominant car in the rain-shortened Carquest Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race, which Mike Bliss won by conserving fuel and staying out until a storm hit the speedway.Busch passed Newman on Lap 3 and thereafter dominated the green-flag segments of the race, which were run between interruptions from intermittent thundershowers. Newman lost track position when he had to bring his No. 39 Chevrolet back to the pits to tighten a lug nut under a competition caution called on Lap 41.Newman and crew chief Tony Gibson discussed strategy during the final caution and made the call that salvaged a good finish.Notes: Newman posted his fourth straight top-five finish. The last time he had a comparable streak was 2005. … Robby Gordon’s third was his best finish since he ran second at Watkins Glen International in 2005. … Bill Elliott finished 15th in his 800th Cup start. … Kurt Busch came to pit road with a vibration on Lap 193, and his crew corrected the problem by changing right-side tires on the No. 2 Dodge. The unscheduled stop moved Busch to 34th at the finish. He remained third in points but fell 115 behind leader Jeff Gordon, who finished 14th. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. fought an ill-handling car from the outset, lost two laps on the track and finished 40th.
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  • Castroneves Paces Final Practice Before Indianapolis 500

    05/22/2009
    INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 22, 2009) - Helio Castroneves paced the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 and Wade Cunningham became the first two-time winner of the Firestone Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights event Friday on the final day of on-track activity before Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
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  • Speedway Children's Charities Presents Annual Life In The Fast Lane Luxury Condo Tour And Progressive Feast

    05/20/2009
    Speedway Children’s Charities presents its annual Life in the Fast Lane Luxury Condo Tour and Progressive Feast on Thursday, June 4, at the Texas Motor Speedway Lone Star Tower. Guests will tour five of the most unique condominiums in the Lone Star Tower, enjoy food prepared by some of the most distinguished chefs in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and experience premium wine and scotch tastings. The event will conclude with a live charity auction.
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  • Red Bull X-Fighters To Highlight Bombardier Learjet 550k Pre-Race Show

    05/20/2009
    The Red Bull X-Fighters International Freestyle Motocross 2009 Exhibition Tour will serve as the featured pre-race entertainment for the Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar Series race on Saturday, June 6. The riders will perform along the frontstretch beginning at 7 p.m. CT, giving area Indy car fans a free taste of their talents before the Red Bull X-Fighters return to Fort Worth for the second consecutive year Saturday, June 27, to perform at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
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  • Carmichael Takes On The Law And Prevails

    05/19/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 19, 2009) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Ricky Carmichael took on the law and … he won. Carmichael, a two-wheel legend more known for his 15 motocross championships, dusted off his former skills and hopped aboard a motocross bike to challenge the Fort Worth Police Department Motorcycle Unit on a skills competition course at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Stewart Celebrates First Win As Owner/Driver

    05/16/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service 
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  • Day Eight of Kyle Petty Chick-fil-A "Charity Ride Across America"

    05/15/2009
    Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage is in the midst of a 3,500-mile motorcycle trek from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast over the course of 10 days as part of Kyle Petty’s Chick-Fil-A “Charity Ride Across America.” The ride, in its 15th year, is an annual effort to raise awareness and funds for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and other children’s charities.
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  • Burton's No. 31 Crew Wins Pit Crew Challenge With Record Time

    05/15/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • 'Helio's Blue Plate Special' For Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar Series Race Sells Out In 13 Minutes

    05/12/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 12, 2009) – Apparently IndyCar Series fans had quite an appetite for “Helio’s Blue Plate Special.”
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  • Castroneves Serves As Sous Chef For The Day For Renown Chef Stephan Pyles At His Dallas Restaurant

    05/11/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 11, 2009) – IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves added yet another title to his resume Monday – sous chef for the founding father of Southwestern Cuisine, Stephan Pyles.
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  • Bold Pit Call Propels Martin To Victory Lane

    05/09/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service 
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  • 'Helio's Blue Plate Special' Tickets Set At $1 After Castroneves' Pole-Winning Indy 500 Qualifying Effort

    05/09/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 9, 2009) – IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves captured the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday and that performance has set the pricing for "Helio’s Blue Plate Special" promotion at $1 for 300 Bombardier Learjet 550k frontstretch tickets for the June 6 event at Texas Motor Speedway.  This special price will be limited to 4 tickets per customer.
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  • 'Helio's Blue Plate Special' Promotion May Satisfy Appetite Of Budget-Conscious Fans For Bombardier Learjet 550k

    05/08/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 8, 2009) – In anticipation of IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves’ advance visit to cook with renowned chef Stephan Pyles on Monday in Dallas, Texas Motor Speedway is serving up “Helio’s Blue Plate Special” ticket promotion for the upcoming Bombardier Learjet 550k.
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