Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage has been diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatment in recent months.
The disclosure came Wednesday in a statement issued by Speedway
spokesman Mike Zizzo.
Gossage has been president of Texas Motor Speedway since its
opening in 1997. Zizzo says doctors diagnosed Gossage with cancer
last fall and began treatment around the Samsung 500 in April and
the Bombardier Learjet 550K race in June.
Zizzo says "the most intense treatments have been over the past
month and they have proven to be a success."
Gossage is known as a Texas showman. Stunts have included
pre-race motorcycle jumps by Robbie Knievel, an all-female pit crew
at a NASCAR truck race and a 42-foot fire-breathing, car-eating