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TMS promoter Gossage says IRL should stick to bread-and-butter ovals

Texas Motor Speedway boss Eddie Gossage has one piece of advice for the unified IndyCar Series: Stay away from the road courses -- or pay the price, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: June 6, 2008, 11:01 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage has a warning for the newly merged IndyCar Series:

Stick to the oval tracks if you want to make the merger work.

"IndyCar officials have to understand that it will take 80 percent ovals to truly succeed," Gossage said. "Otherwise, this is nothing more than a niche sport.

"If they're comfortable with that, fine, but I don't think they are. The Indy 500 and high-speed ovals like TMS are ...

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