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Cancer in remission for TMS president

Updated: November 6, 2009, 10:45 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- During NASCAR race weekend in April, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage gathered a small handful of friends in his office overlooking Turn 1 to share some news.

Usually when Gossage has something to say, drum rolls and neon lights aren't enough. But this time, the master promoter was void of fanfare. He was understated and to the point.

"He told us he had cancer," said Kyle Petty, a longtime close friend of Gossage. "It was four or five guys sitting ...

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