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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers and BNSF Equipment Interchange Contract Holders
10/31/2006

Texas Motor Speedway Races

The Texas Motor Speedway's first major group of races this year will take place Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. 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:

Date
Event
Race Start Time
Thursday, November 2
NCTS Qualifying
7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 3
NNCS Qualifying
NBS Qualifying
NCTS Silverado 350k
3:40 p.m.
5:35 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
NBS O'Reilly Challenge
1:10 p.m.
Sunday, November 5
NNCS Dickies 500
2:05 p.m.


    Local authorities have provided the following traffic information. 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 a practice and qualifying day with Friday being a practice, qualifying and race day at the track. Crowds are expected to be moderate for qualifying events, with Friday's crowd being much larger. All traffic on TX 114 will flow normally on Thursday, with Friday's travel being restricted due to a traffic contra-flow along TX 114. A traffic contra-flow at all three Speedway exits will eliminate any westbound traffic west of I-35W. This traffic flow pattern will start around 10:00 a.m. and run until approximately an hour and a half after the end of the NCTS race.

Following both the Saturday and Sunday races, 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 following the start of the races. 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 three to four hours after the end of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, following the Saturday and Sunday races, there will be a traffic contra-flow on southbound FM 156 from the west Speedway exit (Petty Pl.) to Eagle Parkway. All northbound traffic on FM 156 will be required to turn eastbound on Eagle Parkway during this period. This traffic flow pattern will last three to four hours after the end of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

Suggested routes to Alliance from Dallas/Irving:
    Take TX 183, I-20 or I-30 to I-820. From I-820, take FM 156 north to Intermodal Parkway.
    From I-820, take I-35W north to TX 287 to FM 156 to Intermodal Parkway.
    From I-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 http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/visitorinfo.aspx?p=Directions
      FAC 10-31_Nov. 2006_Speedwy Map.ppt

      If you have any questions, please send an email to Customer.Notifications@bnsf.com