The Firestone 550
is an IndyCar Series
race held at Texas Motor Speedway
near Fort Worth, Texas
. The race is held on a Saturday night in early June. From 1997
, it served as the first race after the Indianapolis 500
. It resumed this place in 2010
and will continue to do so in 2011
. When it debuted in 1997, it was the first IndyCar race in the state of Texas
Since its inception, the Firestone 550 has widely been considered the second-largest oval track
race on the IndyCar Series
calendar (second only to the Indy 500
) in terms of attendance, popularity, and prestige.
Keywords:Firestone 550, IndyCar, Texas Motor Speedway, open wheel, racing
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