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Texas Motor Speedway will not host IndyCar / NASCAR doubleheader


Texas Motor Speedway and IndyCar announced Thursday that the IndyCar season would begin June 6 at the Speedway. However, the Truck Series race scheduled for that weekend has been postponed. There had been speculation over the past few weeks that the Speedway could host an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup doubleheader that weekend. However that will not happen.

From NBC Sports Nate Ryan:

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage previously said the track wouldn’t hold the IndyCar race without fans unless part of a NASCAR doubleheader.

Gossage confirmed to NBCSports.com that there will be no NASCAR doubleheader (he expects Texas’ postponed Cup race from March will happen during the summer). Gossage said he reached a deal with IndyCar owner Roger Penske for an unspecified reduction in the track’s sanctioning fee this season.

NBC Sports