Texas Motor Speedway's Fall Truck Series Race Moving To Spring In '19
Texas Motor Speedway’s fall NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race “will move" to April beginning in ’19, which means the “tripleheader race weekend, featuring all three NASCAR national series, will run in the spring,” according to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM. TMS President Eddie Gossage said that the decision was “made as a way to accommodate NASCAR and its television partner,” FS1, in the “early part of the season timeframe.” Gossage in a statement said, "NASCAR asked if we could help and we wanted to be a good partner to the sanctioning body, network and the sport as a whole." Since getting a second Monster Energy Cup Series race in ‘05, TMS has “always had the tripleheader weekend in the fall” (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 6/14). In Dallas, Gerry Fraley notes TMS “plans on continuing” the June truck series race as part of a Verizon IndyCar Series-NASCAR doubleheader, even though the track has “not yet worked out a new contract with IndyCar.” The previous deal “expired with the DXC Technology 600 on Saturday.” The ’19 truck race is “scheduled for June 7” (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/14).