"Championship Sunday" at Texas Motor Speedway that will determine the $1 million 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series title winner is drawing worldwide attention. One interested onlooker at Sunday's Chevy 500k will be NASCAR Winston Cup star Rusty Wallace.

Wallace will fly to Fort Worth Sunday morning after competing in Saturday night's UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Wallace will be cheering for IndyCar Series "teammates" with Penske Racing, Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran, along with his long-time car owner Roger Penske. Castroneves and de Ferran are title contenders in the Chevy 500.

"The Indy Racing League IndyCar Series competition at Texas Motor Speedway is legendary," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Throw in five drivers trying to win the IndyCar Series championship and the Chevy 500 is the place to be Sunday. We are looking forward to sharing all the excitement with Rusty.

"I recently read that Darrell Waltrip watches the IndyCar Series whenever possible because of the tremendous racing. This speaks highly of the competition level presented to the fans by the Indy Racing League and its teams."

Castroneves and Scott Dixon are tied for the IRL IndyCar Series point lead entering the Chevy 500 with Tony Kanaan, Sam Hornish Jr. and de Ferran still in contention for the championship.



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