ASA Reschedules Winchester

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The American Speed Association has decided to postpone Sunday’s race at the Winchester Speedway for one week in light of Tuesday’s terrorist bombings.

“The decision to postpone the Winchester 400 is the right decision, and the only decision,” ASA Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Mark Gundrum said. “We’ve talked to our teams, we’ve talked to our fans, and we’ve talked to our families. Based upon the current state of affairs, the best place for all of us this weekend is at home, with our families.”

ASA officials had announced earlier this week that all would proceed as planned but several factors, including the backlog in the national transportation system, led to today’s retraction.

“We began contemplating whether or not to postpone the Winchester 400, or alter the schedule for the weekend, within hours of the attack,” Gundrum continued. “We felt as though we needed to make a decision on Wednesday, or at least let our teams and fans know what our plans were at the time. And, at that time, our plans were to race.”

The Winchester 400 was originally scheduled to take place over three day’s, but the new schedule has qualifying and the race now spanning only Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd.

ASA's final race of the season will take place at Indianapolis Raceway Park on Septmeber, 29th.

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