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Published September 26, 2013
DRILL, BABY, DRILL: In Ft. Worth, Jim Fuquay reported the first natural gas well on the north side of TMS "was being drilled Tuesday." Ft. Worth-based Quicksilver Resources "plans five wells at the current drill site on the edge of the racetrack’s sprawling parking lot, plus two additional drill sites on the west side with similar numbers of wells planned." Quicksilver Senior Dir of Community & Government Affairs Steve Lindsey said that the company also will "drill under the speedway from the east side of Interstate 35, something it did when it drilled at Alliance Airport." But race fans "won’t see any rigs at the speedway" Nov. 2 and 3 during NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races. Lindsey said that drilling "will cease and the rig will be moved for the race weekend." Under an agreement reached in '08, the Ft. Worth Sports Authority and TMS "will share royalties from production on the property, with much of the money going toward improvements at the facility" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/25).