boys of racing made their way back to the track this past weekend
at the Texas Motor Speedway as the International Truck Challenge
kicked off its second season.
drivers of the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR)
Winston Cup teams took the wheel - and the spotlight - in a
fierce skills competition of their own.
Winston Cup race team drivers will exhibit their skills over
four weekends throughout this season for the "International
Truck Challenge," a series of timed obstacle courses designed
to showcase the talents of NASCAR's big rig drivers, as well
as the powerful trucks they rely on to get them from race to
rig drivers of NASCAR play a crucial role in keeping Winston
Cup drivers in the race from week to week," said Steve
Keate, president, truck group, International Truck and Engine
Corporation. "The International Truck Challenge gives us
a great opportunity to showcase their skills and reward them
for their hard work."
a variety of tough truckdriving skills with two intricate 180-degree
turns, two slalom runs, a series of tethered barriers and a
simulated loading dock, the competition awards points to drivers
for skillfully maneuvering the obstacle course while racing
against a clock. Superior driving skill is awarded with bonus
points, but mistakes result in deductions, instead of tickets.
of each of this year's four competitions receives $1,000 and
a shot at the end-of-season $20,000 jackpot from International,
awarded to the points leader after the season's final event
at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
take place during Winston Cup Series events at Texas Motor Speedway,
Fort Worth, TX/April 6; Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC/May
18; Chicago Motor Speedway, Chicago/July 13; and Atlanta Motor
Speedway, Atlanta/Oct. 26.
standings throughout the racing season, or for more information
on the International Truck Challenge, visit www.InternationalDelivers.com