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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers and BNSF Equipment Interchange Contract Holders

Texas Motor Speedway Events

The Texas Motor Speedway's second major group of races this year will take place Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10. All routes to and from the Speedway are heavily used by draymen to reach the nearby BNSF Alliance Intermodal facility, and possible traffic delays are expected. Race start times are shown below:

      Race Start Time
      Thursday, June 8
      NCTS Qualifying
      IndyCar Qualifying
      6:00 p.m.
      7:30 p.m.
      Friday, June 9
      NCTS Sam’s Town 400k Race
      8:15 p.m.
      Saturday, June 10
      IRL Bombardier LearJet 500k Race
      8:15 p.m.
The following traffic information has been provided by local authorities. Please plan accordingly to prevent delays to your intermodal traffic on race days.
    For the following directions, please refer to the attached map (not to scale):
      Thursday is scheduled as both a practice and qualifying day for the Indy Racing League and the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series. Crowds and traffic are expected to be light on this day. All traffic on TX 114 will flow normally on Thursday.
      Both inbound and outbound traffic on Friday and Saturday race days will be contra flowed on Hwy. 114 only. Westbound traffic on TX 114 will be diverted north over TX 377 and I-35 W up to FM 407. This will begin approximately two hours before the start of each race. A traffic contra-flow at all three south Speedway exits will eliminate any westbound traffic west of I-35 W. These traffic flows will last until approximately two to three hours after the end of the races on Friday and Saturday.
      Suggested routes to Alliance from Dallas/Irving:
        Take TX 183, I-20 or I-30 to Loop 820. From Loop 820, take FM 156 north to Intermodal Parkway.
        From Loop 820, take I-35W north to TX 287 to FM 156 to Intermodal Parkway.
        From Loop 820, take I-35W north to Westport Parkway West, which crosses FM-156 and becomes Intermodal Parkway.
        For additional traffic information and maps, go the Texas Motor Speedway Web site at
        FAC 06-06_June 2006_Speedwy Map.ppt

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