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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TMS Media Day: Danica Patrick and more

By Richard Durrett

Texas Motor Speedway will host its annual media day today in preparation for the Samsung Mobile 500 under the lights on Saturday, April 9. The festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. Dallas time and you can watch it here.

Ben & Skin will be on live on 103.3 ESPN from the event and you can check back here on the blog all day for updates.

Among the items on the program:

* Rules for the Firestone Twin 275s IZOD IndyCar Series race. This year's event features two races and we'll know more about how all of that will work today.

* Q&A sessions with Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin.

* Other guests include: Johnny Rutherford (three-time Indy 500 champ), local NASCAR drivers David Starr (Flower Mound) and James Buescher (Plano), Texas-based NASCAR team owners Steve Turner (Turner Motorsports, Houston) and Bob Leavine and Lance Fenton (Leavine Fenton Racing, Tyler).