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For Immediate Release


Contact: Debbie Williams, (210) 685-0400

San Antonio Speedway Public Relations

Terry Barden, (210) 628-1499

San Antonio Speedway Office




San Antonio, TX (May 11, 2005) – San Antonio Speedway (SAS) fans can tune in to the NASCAR NEXTEL races while watching live NASCAR racing action at the speedway this Saturday night, May 14, starting at 7:30 p.m.


Since the NASCAR NEXTEL races are being held this Saturday and again next Saturday night, San Antonio Speedway has made live television coverage of the race conveniently accessible under the grandstands for its fans. “We don’t want our fans to miss out on the exciting races at San Antonio Speedway because they feel they have to stay home and watch the Cup races,” commented Terry Barden, General Manager at SAS. “So, we’ve found a way for fans to watch both NASCAR races at the same time.” Satellite coverage is being made available by Hill Country Satellite, and a big-screen TV is being provided by Aaron’s Sales and Leasing.


Racing action at SAS is heating up in the NASCAR Late Model class as drivers enter Week 2 of the “May Madness” campaign that was launched last week. In addition, the Texas Pro Sedans (TPS) will be returning to SAS as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. The NASCAR Sportsman, Road Runner and Women On Wheels classes will also be joining the competition on Saturday night.


Three NASCAR Late Model drivers are very close in the 2005 points’ race. Robert Barker is in the lead (236 points), followed closely by Donny Horelka (214 points) and Joe Aramendia (210 points). All three drivers have set their sites on the 2005 NASCAR Late Model championship, especially with the $1000 incentive to win during May Madness.


The USRA Track Management Group has recently been focusing their efforts on growing the NASCAR Late Model class at San Antonio Speedway. Terry Dickerson, USRA President, stated, “I want to thank all of our drivers, team owners, officials, pit crew members and fans for your support during the past few weeks. Although all of our classes at San Antonio Speedway provide exciting and action-packed racing for the fans, we realize that the Late Model class is our premier racing venue at San Antonio Speedway, especially since we’re a very fast, half-mile track.” Dickerson added, “Even though our car count has been low in the Late Model class, we’re working very hard at recruiting new drivers while continuing to reward our existing drivers.”


Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 7:15 p.m., and the first green flag will wave promptly at 7:30 p.m.


San Antonio Speedway is a half-mile NASCAR-sanctioned oval asphalt track that is located at 14901 State Highway 16 South (Poteet Highway), about 3.5 miles south (outside) of Loop 410. The speedway can be accessed easily by taking IH 35 South and exiting on Highway 16 South (left exit), just past South Park Mall. The race hotline number is (210) 628-1867, and the speedway's website can be found at http://www.sanantoniospeedway.com.


For More Information, Contact:


Debbie Williams, San Antonio Speedway Public Relations, (210) 685-0400, debwill@sanantoniospeedway.com, or Terry Barden, San Antonio Speedway Office, (210) 628-1499, terlinbarden@yahoo.com.

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