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Texas Motor Speedway

October 24, 2010 7:33 PM

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Built in 1996, the 1.5 mile track has a quad oval design similar to the Super speedways at Atlanta and Charlotte – which are owned by the same company, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

The track hosts 3 major racing events per year, including two Sprint Cup Series races (Samsung Mobile 500, AAA Texas 500) two Nationwide Series races (O’Reilly 300, O’Reilly Challenge), two Camping World Truck Series races (Sam’s Town 400, Silverado 350K), one Indy Racing League event (Firestone 500K) and one ARCA Racing event (Rattlesnake 150). Other races take place during the summer (Lone Star Legends) and the complex has a dirt track facility that hosts Motocross racing and Monster Truck events.

The infield is accessible through two main gates at the North and South entrances.

One of the benefits of TMS is the ability to bring a cooler. 14 inches on each side is the maximum size allowed, but it cannot contain any glass – so no bottles. You may bring alcohol in your coolers (except on suite level).

Texas Motor Speedway

www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Getting There

Address: 3454 Lone Star Circle Fort Worth, TX 76177

Driving Directions

Due to heavy traffic volume on race weekend – tune to 105.3 THE FAN or 1080 KRLD for traffic news.

TMS is at the intersection of I35W and State Hwy 114 located North of Fort Worth, TX. An alternate route is I-35W to U.S. 287 North. Left on U.S. 287 to FM 156. Right on FM 156 to SH 114. Click here for traffic maps and driving directions

You can also ride the Victory Lane Express bus service from Fort Worth to Texas Motor Speedway provides for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races. Call the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the “T”) at (817) 215-8600 for more info.

Parking

General parking at TMS is FREE but plan on walking ½ mile. TMS also offers shuttle service that circles Lone Star Circle and is free of charge.

TIP: Parking for the back stretch is on the East side of the venue – directly off I-35W.

Express and VIP parking are available for a premium and prices vary by race. Average cost per race for VIP; NASCAR and Indy Car = $75, Nationwide and Camping Truck Series = $50, Qualifying = $25

Average cost per race for Express Parking; NASCAR = $40, Indy Car = $20, Nationwide and Camping Truck Series = $30, Qualifying = $10

Texas Motor Speedway has camping spaces available. Call the ticket office for prices: 817-215-8500

To purchase parking in advance, call the TMS Ticket Office 817-215-8500

For a map detailing the location of the parking lots – click here

Tickets

Tickets can be picked up at the speedway’s main ticket office. During event weeks tickets purchased through TMS directly can be picked up either at the Main Ticket Office or Gate 4 when the gates are open. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, either online or over the phone, can be picked up at the Main Ticket Office or any staffed Ticket Booth. Call the ticket office at (817) 215-8500 for more information.
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OUTSIDE WILL CALL AT ANY LOCATION.

Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.

Seating

TMS boasts an impressive 191,000 seating capacity. This includes the front stretch, back stretch and suites. The main seating area is known as the “front stretch” and has the view of the Start/Finish line and gives the best view of the PIT area. The front stretch is accessible through gates 1-7

The “Back stretch” is accessible at gates 9-11.

Seating guides are available here

TIP: To access the PIT area you must be at least 18 years of age or older. The dress code is long pants only, no shorts. No sleeveless shirts, halter tops, bikini tops or swimsuits are allowed.

Concessions

TMS offers a variety of foods such as nachos, hamburgers, pizza, BBQ, and hot dogs. All are available at concession stands located around the speedway. Average price per person is $15.00 per meal.

Beer and wine are available to purchase in the grandstand concourse during major race weekends. Average beer price is $8.00 for 12 oz.

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