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• Samsung 500 Is Set For April 5; Bombardier Learjet 550k – June 6; Dickies 500 – Nov. 8

• Season-Ticket Packages, Beginning At Just $279 For 11 Days Of Racing, Go On Sale

9 A.M. Tuesday

• No Price Increases For ’09 Season Tickets; $10 Debit Card For Each Ticket Purchased In

Full By Oct. 1

• WinStar World Casino New Title Sponsor For June Truck Series Race


FORT WORTH, Texas (August 18, 2008) – Texas Motor Speedway’s 2009 race schedule

will mirror this season’s line-up with two races each in NASCAR’s three top-tier series – Sprint

Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck – and one visit by the IndyCar Series, speedway president

Eddie Gossage announced today.


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung 500 (April 5), IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet

550k (June 6) and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 (Nov. 8) once again serve as the

marquee events of the season and anchor 11 days of racing action.


The Samsung 500 race week will kick off the Texas Motor Speedway season April 2-5 and

feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. The IndyCar Series makes its

only visit to the “The Great American Speedway!” with the Bombardier Learjet 550k race week

June 4-6 and will be paired once again with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The Texas

Motor Speedway season will culminate with the Dickies 500 race week Nov. 5-8 that will

showcase a NASCAR triple-header, which is highlighted by the eighth race in the 10-event Chase

for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.


In conjunction with the announcement, 2009 season tickets will officially go on sale

beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday at the TMS ticket office (817-215-8500), on the speedway website,

www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at FanFest II at Texas Motor Speedway. Season tickets,

which consist of 11 days of racing and the exclusive Aaron’s Fandango fan event, begin as low as

$279 for frontstretch seating.


“According to the surveys and research we do with our fan base, this is the perfect schedule

for their tastes,” Gossage said. “We have brought them another great mix of the country’s

premier racing series – NASCAR’s three top-tier series and the IndyCar Series – and providing all

this action at very affordable season-ticket pricing starting as low as $279. We look forward to the

stars of NASCAR and the IndyCar Series racing in front of some of the largest crowds and most

enthusiastic fans they will see in either series throughout the season.”


There are no price increases on season tickets for the 2009 season and Texas Motor

Speedway is looking to assist its fan base as much as possible during this sluggish economy. For

every season ticket purchased in full by Oct. 1, Texas Motor Speedway will provide a $10 debit

card for any type of use by the purchasing customer. The TMS ticket office also will work with

fans that may need a lay-away program for their season tickets.


“We have a very affordable season-ticket package but we want to ensure our most loyal fans

that the woes of the economy does not interfere with their opportunity to enjoy their racing first

hand,” Gossage said. “With the debit card, the cost of season tickets will actually be less in 2009

if you pay early. If you can’t, we will work with each and every fan that may need a layaway

program of some sort to secure their season tickets.”


2009 TMS Schedule

The Samsung 500 will be held Sunday, April 5 and falls on the weekend prior to Easter and

The Masters golf major. The Samsung 500 will be coupled with the O’Reilly 300 Nationwide

Series race scheduled for Saturday, April 4. The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days will be

held Thursday, April 2 (Nationwide) and Friday, April 3 (Sprint Cup).


The IndyCar Series makes its lone stop to Texas Motor Speedway for the Bombardier

Learjet 550k on Saturday evening, June 6. The Bombardier Learjet 550k – “America’s Original

Nighttime IndyCar Series Race” – will be paired with the WinStar World Casino 400 NASCAR

Craftsman Truck Series race on the preceding evening of Friday, June 5. Qualifying for the

truck series will be held the evening of Thursday, June 4 while Firestone Qualifying for the

IndyCar Series will be Friday, June 5 prior to the WinStar World Casino 400.


WinStar World Casino recently agreed to a multi-year deal with Texas Motor Speedway to

become the title sponsor of the truck series event, replacing Sam’s Town. No financial terms of

the deal were disclosed. WinStar World Casino is located in Thackerville, Okla., just 75 minutes

north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. WinStar World Casino, in the midst of an

expansion project that will transform it into Oklahoma’s largest casino, will double in size to

519,000 total square feet, including 380,000 of gaming action. The facility will feature over

6,000 electronic gaming machines, more than 100 poker and blackjack tables, a 1,500-seat

bingo hall, off-track betting, several restaurants, the expanded 2,500-seat WinStar World Casino

Global Events Center and a golf course designed by former PGA Tour veteran D.A. Weibring.


The 2009 TMS race season will close with a NASCAR triple-header weekend headlined by

the Dickies 500 Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Nov. 8. The Dickies 500 will once again be

the eighth race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship format.

The Dickies 500 will be joined by the Lone Star 350k Craftsman Truck Series race on the

evening of Friday, Nov. 6 and the O’Reilly Challenge Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Nov.

7. The race week opens with 7-Eleven Qualifying Days on Thursday, Nov. 5 (Craftsman Truck

Series) and Friday, Nov. 6 (Sprint Cup and Nationwide).


Season-ticket pricing ranges from $279 to $582 for 11 days of racing in addition to tickets

to the exclusive Aaron’s Fandango event, the opportunity to purchase pit passes for the

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends and a $10 debit card for each season ticket

purchased in full before Oct. 1. Individual tickets for the 2009 Samsung 500 and Bombardier

Learjet 550k weekends will go on sale Nov. 5, following this season’s Dickies 500 on Nov. 2.


2009 Texas Motor Speedway Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, April 2: The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Day – NASCAR Nationwide Series

Friday, April 3: The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Day – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Saturday, April 4: O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Sunday, April 5: Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Thursday, June 4: Qualifying – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Friday, June 5: Firestone Qualifying Night – IndyCar Series;

WinStar World Casino 400 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race

Saturday, June 6: Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar Series race

Thursday, Nov. 5: 7-Eleven Qualifying Day – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Friday, Nov. 6: Lone Star 350k NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race;

7-Eleven Qualifying Day – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series

Saturday, Nov. 7: O’Reilly Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Sunday, Nov. 8: Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Chase for the Sprint Cup” race

Note-Start times, broadcast partners and full race weekend schedules to be released at a later date.

CONTACT: Texas Motor

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