Texas Motor Speedway boss says Ecclestone is foolish

Eddie Gossage

Eddie Gossage

American motor racing impresario Eddie Gossage has accused Formula 1’s Bernie Ecclestone of being foolish.

Gossage, the president of the Texas Motor Speedway, has blasted the Formula 1 Chief Executive for scheduling this year’s US Grand Prix on the same November date as the major NASCAR sprint cup race in the same state.

“I absolutely think it’s foolish,” Gossage is quoted by AP news agency. “I can’t say I was surprised because Bernie Ecclestone does a lot of foolish things.”

“It’s just not smart,” said Gossage. “There’s 52 weeks in the year. But that was the only weekend that Formula 1 could make it work in Austin? Give me a break.” (GMM)

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