Indy race at TMS to start later, run longer

Dec 9, 2006 | Posted by: Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Full story: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A longer and later-starting version of 'America's Original Nighttime IndyCar Race' will be run at Texas Motor Speedway in June.

Reacting to a petition presented by TMS president Eddie Gossage, Indy Racing League officials have extended the length of the Bombardier Learjet 500 by 28 laps from 200 laps/500 kilometers to 228 laps. Renamed the Bombardier Learjet 550, the race on June 9 will begin at 9 p.m. CDT, an hour later than last summer.

I get criticized for being vocal about some things but both these [changes] are good for the fan. And if it's good for the fan, it's good for the sport.
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David Rife


#1 Jun 9, 2007
I wish to thank Marlboro/Penske for my tickets to the Bombidere 550. I totally enjoyed the race.Congrats to Mr Hornish
Thanks again
David Rife

Seattle, WA

#2 May 18, 2009
ok so i get these free tickets too, but i have moved in the past months so i have no idea how to contact marlboro to change my address (and i have yet to receive them), do you have that package they sent you that gives the number to their customer service. Please me at Thanks.

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