Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage told ESPN.com
he wants IndyCar Series officials to make a decision within two weeks about the seris returning to the 1.5-mile oval for the 2013 season.
"If they want to race here, let's race," Gossage told ESPN's Terry Blount. "If they don't, that's fine. We'll announce it tomorrow. No hard feelings. But I want to make a deal within a couple of weeks.
"I'm not going to let this linger like we did last year. My desire is for IndyCar to stay, but we have a plan in place either way."
At last weekend's race, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard indicated that his series' future at Texas depended on financial issues. "We definitely want to come back if it is financially worthwhile," he said.
Bernard also suggested that Gossage is facing increasing competition from other promoters who also want events in Texas.
"From my standpoint, [finances are] probably the biggest [issue]," Bernard said. "But there is a tremendous amount of interest from Austin to have a race. We're going to Houston [next year]. So I think we need to focus on what is in the best interests of the IndyCar Series from a competition, entertainment and financial [perspective]."
Meanwhile, Gossage also made clear in his interview with ESPN his lingering frustration over ongoing discussion about safety concerns about racing at his track by IndyCar drivers.
"We have a great safety record here in IndyCar, better than Indianapolis Motor Speedway," Gossage said. "But if some drivers don't like racing here, they can sit out. I just don't know why they were beating on us. I don't know how you do this in a contract, but we want to be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity."
• For the full interview with Gossage on ESPN.com, click here.