“Home to everything NASCAR”
Everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes race tracks. The 1.5-mile oval of Texas Motor Speedway is home to everythign from NASCAR’s top three class and the open-wheelers of the IndyCar Series to Legends Cars. Located on the north side of Fort Worth, the construction of Texas Motor Speedway began in spring of 1995 and required the movement of more than four million cubic yards of earth before it was completed the following year. The oval oraginally featured unique dual-angle banking and its first major race, a NASCAR Nationwide Series even in April, 1997, was won by Mark Martin. Jeff Burton captured the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the following day, in front of a sell-out-crowd of over 200,000. Two months later, Kenny Irwin won the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at TMS. The track has been good to Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; he won his first ever NASCAR Nationwide Series race there in 1998, and then two years later, won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Shortly after Earnhardt’s NASCAR Nationwide Series win, the oval was reconfigured, eliminating the eight-degree section of the dual-angle banking.
We went to the track on a day that Team Texas was giving rides and lessons. Our family took a ride in the NASCAR race car limo around the track for 3 laps. We had a great time! There is no age restriction on the limo.
Went to an INDY race here once for great fun and have enjoyed the Good Guys hot rod shows a couple times. Just as much fun as Daytona.
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Texas Motor Speedway
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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