Ferko v. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

The Ferko process, in English also known Ferko lawsuit, is the commonly used term for a court trial in the United States between the plaintiff Francis Ferko, a co-owner of the Texas Motor Speedway, and NASCAR and the International Speedway Corporation on the opposite side. Ferko cited as a reason that the defendants would violate the Competition Law by the Texas Motor Speedway a second race of the season in the Sprint Cup refused, as it was common practice on many other routes.

In 2004, the judgment in favor of the plaintiff was decided and NASCAR was forced to Texas Motor Speedway to allocate a second race. Based on this output, it came to the most significant changes in the racing calendar of the Sprint Cup in the history of NASCAR, which as a direct result of the NASCAR Grand Slam and the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway which had to retire. In this context, the remaining races on the North Carolina Speedway was transferred to the Phoenix International Raceway and made ​​the track to Speedway Motorsports.