2009 Mansfield Truck race cancelled; replaced by Iowa

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  1. MichaelC

    MichaelC Member

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2008) – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Iowa Speedway will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on September 5 in place of the event that was originally scheduled May 23 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

    The realignment of the race was a result of Mansfield’s request that the event be moved from its track because of its inability to meet the requirements necessary to remain a NASCAR sanctioned facility.

    “It is always exciting to go to a new venue and show the fans what the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is all about,†said NASCAR’s Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell. “The Midwest has some of our sport’s most loyal fans and Iowa Speedway produces some incredible racing as we’ve seen with the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series. We look forward to racing there this season.â€

    In addition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Iowa will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series in 2009.

    “We are extremely pleased to continue our strong relationship with NASCAR with the awarding of yet another NASCAR series race to Iowa Speedway,†said Iowa Speedway CEO Stan Clement. “We know from past experience that fans here in the Midwest will support this exiting new event.â€
     
  2. foyt

    foyt Member

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    The realignment of the race was a result of Mansfield’s request that the event be moved from its track because of its inability to meet the requirements necessary to remain a NASCAR sanctioned facility.
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    Possibly they would rather become an unsanctioned test facility?:rolleyes:
     
  3. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Thats sad, when you can do better hosting a rest than a race.
     
  4. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Active Member

    I dont think anybody is going to goto Mansfield to test when there are hundreds of tracks in the charlotte area that will do the same thing.
     
  5. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Hundreds is grossly over estimating, but regardless, that is exactly why they claim they done it. One would think that they have talked to some teams about this before they cancelled their date. It was alked about on one of the shows, I dont remember which.
     

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