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  • Everything’s Bigger In Texas

    05/25/2011
    When it comes to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing at Texas Motor Speedway, there’s one common thought among drivers…“Everything’s bigger in Texas,” Ron Hornaday Jr. said. “I learned that a long time ago.”Hornaday Jr. was one of four drivers participating in a Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday for the upcoming WinStar World Casino 400k on June 10. Currently fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, Hornaday Jr. has five top-five finishes, but still is looking for a win this season. He has two Camping World Truck Series victories in 16 starts at Texas Motor Speedway – both coming in 2008 when he completed a rare sweep – and has led the most career laps with 663.
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  • You’re Invited To A “Heroes’ Welcome” At Frankie’s In Sundance Square

    05/25/2011
    Texas Motor Speedway will be playing host to a special public event saluting the champion of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and a military hero live from Kandahar, Afghanistan, beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 425 West Third Street, Fort Worth, TX.
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  • The Indy 500: “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

    05/25/2011
    It’s that time of year again! What is considered to be “the biggest day in world-wide motorsports” is approaching fast. The Indianapolis 500 takes places this Sunday. Did I mention that it is the race’s 100th anniversary? It’s going to be an epic day to say the least! To watch this exciting race, tune into ABC on Sunday, beginning at 10 AM CT. The action at the Indy 500 never disappoints, and the same goes for this past weekend’s qualifying. Pole Day and Bump Day were full of both celebrations and shockers. Bump Day had its share of drama as Danica Patrick needed a solid four laps to get into the field and her Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti was on the bubble most of the day. With less than a minute remaining in Bump Day, Andretti was bumped from the field and needed to go out to make the show. He did exactly that but it was not all celebration for Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti as Marco bumped his own teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from the 33-car field with that run. The big shocker was that the polesitter did not come from either of the super teams – Target Chip Ganassi or Penske. Alex Tagliani stole the show for Sam Schmidt Motorsports!
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  • Prelude to the Dream: Making Dreams Come True For Children’s Medical Center Dallas

    05/17/2011
    On Wednesday, June 8 watch some of the biggest names in racing duke it out on the dirt track of Eldora Speedway. The drivers will not be racing for points or winnings, but for charity and pride. There are four different teams for charities and one of them includes our very own Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Three-time winner Tony Stewart, who bought Eldora Speedway in 2004 and started the Prelude in 2005, is on the team for Children’s Medical Center Dallas and ready to make a difference. Other big names on Team Dallas include Marcos Ambrose, Brian Vickers and Dave Blaney. There will be an individual champion crowned, but more importantly the winning team’s charity will receive 30% of the net money raised by Eldora Speedway through television subscriptions.
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  • Live Chat is Back, May 17

    05/16/2011
    So we had to miss one because of the HUGE Ultimate Drift Show presented by Scion and Motegi Racing announcement last week.  However, you can get back in on the live action tomorrow, May 17, with Brad Gillie, host of Texas Motor Speedway's Total Access presented by Chevrolet.  Plus, you can win tickets to the Firestone Twin 275s race weekend including VIP Pit Passes.  Spread the word!  Click here to go directly to the live chat page.
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  • Join The Speedway Club For A Dive-In Movie

    05/12/2011
    The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway is kicking off the summer with a poolside party this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. and everyone is invited. The Speedway Club will fire up the grill for dinner and fun as guests will enjoy swimming in the Lone Star Tower’s Texas-shaped pool while watching a special showing of “The Sandlot.” Cost is $25++ for adults, $10++ for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under are free. To make your reservation contact The Speedway Club at (817) 215-8434, or to find out more information about what the club has to offer visit www.thespeedwayclub.com.
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  • Drive Your Own Vehicle Around the Speedway

    05/04/2011
    There always seems to be something fun going on at “The Great American Speedway!”™ This Saturday is the “Laps for Charity” benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway. Instead of watching race cars speed past you from your seat in the grandstands, you get a chance to take the wheel and experience the 1.5-mile superspeedway oval from an entirely different perspective! Come over to Texas Motor Speedway anytime between 5-10 pm Saturday and take your very own car out on the track for three laps behind a pace vehicle. It will cost you only $30 to experience the thrill of the race track and to gain even more respect for your favorite race car drivers. For an additional $10, you can even have your picture taken in Victory Lane! If you want to REALLY make this an experience, you can purchase the VIP Laps Experience for $250. With this purchase, you are guaranteed a reserved time for a five-lap driving session, a photo in Victory Lane, two event t-shirts, a two-week trial membership to The Speedway Club, and dinner for two in The Speedway Club on Saturday evening. Such an amazing deal! Be sure to claim your VIP Laps Experience soon because they are limited and must be purchased in advance! All you have to do is contact Speedway Children’s Charities at (817) 215-8421 and you will be on your way to a great Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Short Track Racing at Richmond

    05/04/2011
    There is no wonder why Joe Gibbs Racing seemed to be running on fumes by the end of the race weekend at Richmond International Raceway. After scoring his first ever win at Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, benefiting his Denny Hamlin Foundation, Hamlin decided that he would also snag his first Nationwide Series win with a victory in the Bubba Burger 250. This was the fifth Nationwide Series win of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing and the most of any team this year.Then in Saturday’s Crown Royal 400, we all had the chance to celebrate Kyle Busch’s birthday, and I bet that no one has been happier than Busch to receive the same birthday present three years in a row. His Crown Royal 400 victory was Busch’s third consecutive spring Sprint Cup Series win at Richmond, which always falls right around his birthday. What else could a NASCAR driver ask for? Finishing 1.805 seconds behind Busch was Hamlin.
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  • It’s Time for the Pate Swap Meet

    04/26/2011
    Miss us already? Can’t wait to come back and see us for the WinStar World Casino 400k on Friday, June 10, and the Firestone Twins 275s on Saturday, June 11? Great news! You don’t have to wait! Texas Motor Speedway playing host to the 39th annual Pate Swap Meet, which runs from today through Sunday. Just the excuse you need to spend some more time at Texas Motor Speedway, right? The third-largest swap meet in the country will turn the paved VIP/PSL parking lot into a car lover’s dream! Anything and everything that has to do with automobiles will be right in front of you to either buy or even admire! The items range from vintage cars and rare car parts to old gas station signs and even old gas pumps! In the past, vendors have even shown up with unique items unrelated to automobiles such as an old coin-operated dolphin kiddie ride and a Dairy Queen sign. So bring the whole family because there will be cool items for everyone to enjoy!
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  • Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards Put on a Show at Nashville

    04/26/2011
    This past weekend at Nashville Superspeedway definitely saw some close-call finishes! During Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bully Hill Vineyards 200, Kyle Busch was given quite a scare when Ron Hornaday Jr. cruised right past him with eight laps to go. Hornaday Jr. hung in first place for a few laps, but Busch wasn’t about to let him steal this victory. Cutting it pretty close, Busch passed up Hornaday Jr. with two laps to go and won his second Camping World Truck Series race of the season. Also, for the second year in a row at Nashville, Busch scored a pole/victory sweep! Busch led 140 laps and the effort pushed him past the 20,000 combined-laps led mark in his career in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.Busch was looking for another weekend sweep and an opportunity to win that guitar trophy painted by Sam Bass, but it was Carl Edwards strumming away in Victory Lane. Edwards edged Busch by .521 of a second for his second Nationwide Series win of the season. Edwards finally got back into the groove at Nashville. Until this past weekend, his last victory at Nashville was in 2007 when he won his third Nationwide Series race in a row.
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  • Get Your AAA Texas 500 Tickets Today!

    04/20/2011
    Preparing for the Nov. 6 AAA Texas 500, the eighth event in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup at Texas Motor Speedway? Starting today, you can take care of the most important part of getting ready for the NASCAR playoff drama here at Texas! You can now purchase AAA Texas 500 individual tickets! Also for a limited time, you can get two frontstretch tickets for only $99! That’s an awesome deal so be sure to grab those tickets before it’s too late!This is definitely a race that you do not want to miss! The AAA Texas 500 has always been significant in determining the champion because the tide always seems to turn at “The Great American Speedway!”™ Plus, Last year’s AAA Texas 500 was among the most memorable races of the entire Sprint Cup Series season! Who could forget the fight on the backstretch between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton? Or Kyle Busch’s freedom of speech display and Denny Hamlin’s season sweep at Texas with the latter win at the AAA Texas 500 vaulting him ahead of Jimmie Johnson with two races to go in the title race. It added to the drama of Johnson storming right back in the final two races to claim his fifth consecutive Sprint Cup Series crown.
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  • If You Missed Talladega, You Missed A Lot

    04/20/2011
    Wow! Do you think Talladega could have jam packed any more excitement into one weekend of racing? That was unbelievable! Two consecutive days of record-breaking racing is any race fan’s dream. Talladega definitely did not disappoint.This thrilling and dramatic weekend started off on Saturday with the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race. Kyle Busch has gotten himself into some pretty sticky situations throughout this race season and on Saturday it looked like he was headed down that same path. After contact between Busch and Clint Bowyer caused a 21-car mess, Busch’s car did not look like it was ready to help him dominate his fourth Nationwide Series race this season. But like Busch said, “the fastest car – not the prettiest – got to go to Victory Lane.” Also, the driver with a dedicated teammate like Mike Wallace gets to go to Victory Lane. Wallace helped Busch take the lead and then watched him take the win from an upside-down view after Wallace’s car flipped and brought about the 11th caution of the race, a track record. That’s some teamwork. Busch claimed victory after 57 lead changes during the Aaron’s 312, a new Nationwide Series record, and now stands only three wins away from eclipsing Mark Martin’s record for Nationwide Series career victories. This was only the beginning of race weekend in Talladega!
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  • No Limits Action Unlimited

    04/13/2011
    This past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway didn’t just bring race fans some awesome NASCAR racing. Race fans also experienced some mind-blowing fun. Starting off a great weekend on Thursday was Chevy Fan Day, where fans were able to watch two Nationwide Series practices and one Sprint Cup Series practice for FREE! Texas Motor Speedway also gave away hundreds of free Chevrolet “hot laps” with Team Chevy Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya! I spoke to one guy after he had just finished a “hot lap” with Burton and nothing could have wiped that grin off his face! Definitely an experience he will never forget!Then on Saturday, prior to the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, was the “No Limits” Garage Party presented by WinStar World Casino. What a blast that was! I was lucky enough to spend my whole afternoon at the Garage Party! Such a rough life I have! Along with all you race fans, I was able to watch two awesome performances by Le Freak, which never seemed to stop groovin’ up there on stage! They were hilarious! When Le Freak wasn’t stealing the show, the “Dirty Derby” Roller Derby was quite a hit. Those girls are tough! Couldn’t tell you how many times they crashed to the ground and got right back up again! The amazing spray paint artist attracted quite a crowd as he wowed everyone with his talented and unique artwork. I’ve never seen anything quite like it! Fans patiently stood in line to get autographs from and take pictures with “The Great American Sweethearts!” Who wouldn’t stand in line to meet these beautiful and down-to-earth ambassadors for Texas Motor Speedway? The fun continued as fans made their own personalized picture flip books, tried out the bungee trampoline, showed off their new “No Limits” temporary tattoos, and watched the “No Limits” logo be drawn from start to finish WITH CHALK! Then out of nowhere came guys walking on stilts, struttin’ their way through the crowd with big hair and the infamous ‘70s attire! Not to mention that there were numerous appearances by Sprint Cup Series stars like Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Michael Waltrip and many more!  There was never a dull moment during the “No Limits” Garage Party presented by WinStar World Casino, that’s for sure! I know I had a great time and based on the smiles I saw on all the race fans’ faces, I’m pretty positive they had a good time too!
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  • Did You Miss the Racing Under the Lights?

    04/13/2011
    Texas Motor Speedway saw some beautiful weather and some great racing this past weekend. Clear skies brought on the heat during the day, but by the time Texas Motor Speedway’s first nighttime NASCAR race events began, the sun was going down and fans were able to enjoy two perfect Texas evenings while cheering on their favorite NASCAR drivers.
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  • What Fan Friendly Means

    04/06/2011
    When you come to Texas Motor Speedway, you don’t just get your fill of racing, you get a huge dose of Texas hospitality. We like to make your experience here as fun, as stress free, and as memorable as possible. Before even setting foot onto Texas Motor Speedway’s grounds, you can use our website to help you, your friends and your family prepare for your time spent here with us. On our website you can find directions to Texas Motor Speedway, facility maps, and a checklist of the essential items you will want to add to your packing list. Did you know that during event weekends, Texas Motor Speedway becomes the eighth largest city in Texas?! So… we want to do everything we can to help you arrive ready to have a great time!Once you arrive, Texas Motor Speedway attempts to make things pretty easy for you as well. We offer FREE general parking. Who knows what you could use that money for once you are inside the gates?! Souvenirs? Or perhaps my personal favorite…hot dogs? So, while we do provide concessions that will cure any craving, event weekends are about you and we realize that most guests have a beverage and a food of personal choice that we might not offer. To keep smiles on everyone’s faces, we allow one cooler per ticketholder. Each cooler can contain any type of food or beverage, as long as there are no glass containers. Additionally, coolers must be no larger than 14” x 14” x 14,” which essentially means they must fit under your seat because we want every fan to have a comfortable amount of room while cheering on their favorite NASCAR driver. We know how fun and exciting things can get up there in the stands!
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  • Recap Martinsville but It’s Race Week in Texas!

    04/06/2011
    Race weekend at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia definitely proved that the NASCAR drivers do indeed like to keep things interesting. Going into Martinsville, anyone would have thought that Denny Hamlin or Jimmie Johnson had this victory in the bag. Dominating the past nine Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville, both drivers have proven that they know the track backward and forward. Kevin Harvick threw everyone for a loop when he squeezed his way to victory for the second weekend in a row, becoming the first Sprint Cup Series repeat winner this season. Someone had to do it! While Harvick definitely has reason to celebrate, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has reason to be pretty frustrated. Yes, Earnhardt scored his best finish since Daytona, but finishing second only added to his winless streak, making it 99. The results at Martinsville moved Kyle Busch up to the No. 1 spot in the Sprint Cup Series standings. Busch may have been pushed to the side by Harvick for the second weekend in a row, but he surely didn’t leave Martinsville too disappointed. And finally! It’s that time of year! NASCAR comes to Texas and you know what that means! It’s race week here at Texas Motor Speedway and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the exciting action! The fun starts tomorrow with Chevy Fan Day, where those who register can come out and watch the Nationwide Series practice at 2 pm and at 6 pm. AND for the first time EVER, the Sprint Cup Series drivers will practice and YOU get to watch for free! The Sprint Cup Series practice is at 4:10 pm Thursday so don’t miss out! You can still get your free tickets to Chevy Fan Day here! You don’t want to pass up this opportunity!
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  • 5 Different Winners in 5 Weeks & Who Will Take Home the Clock

    03/30/2011
    “It’s never over till it’s over. That’s why it’s called racing.” In these two sentences, Kyle Busch summed up a nail-biting weekend of racing at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. After leading the Auto Club 400 for 151 laps and closing in on his second sweep of the season, Busch watched his first place win disappear as Jimmie Johnson passed him up with two laps to go. Kevin Harvick, a native Californian, decided to make things even more interesting when he passed up both Busch and Johnson to win the Auto Club 500 by .144 of a second and claim his 15th Sprint Cup Series career victory. Harvick became the fifth different winner of the five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races we have seen this season. The results in Fontana also moved Carl Edwards back to first in the Sprint Cup Series standings, making it his second time this season he has held the No. 1 spot. These guys are pros at making things interesting! Keep it up!Will Martinsville Speedway in Virginia witness yet another different Sprint Cup Series winner or will one of this season’s past five winners nab a second victory? I have a feeling that this coming weekend might be one of the most competitive yet. Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track in the Sprint Cup Series (.526 of a mile), but it has the longest history. Any driver would be honored to claim a victory at the only track that was on the schedule for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season that still hosts the event today. Also, if you win in at Martinsville, you don’t get the prototypical Sprint Cup Series trophy. You get a grandfather clock, called the Ridgeway Clock trophy. Unique and highly sought after, much like the hand-carved boot trophy that the winner of next week’s Samsung Mobile 500 will hoist.
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  • You Could Speed Away in the Samsung Mobile “10 Years Rolling” Camaro

    03/30/2011
    Imagine how great it would feel to own a 2011 Chevy Camaro without spending a buck. If that sounds like a good deal to you, then I have some unbelievable news! To celebrate their 10th year as the sponsor of Texas Motor Speedway’s spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Samsung Mobile, the No. 1 mobile provider in the United States, is giving one lucky race fan a chance to win and roll home in the 2011 Chevy Camaro. No Catch! Promise! All you have to do is register right here. You only have until Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. to enter!  So hustle! Just think, you might be the grand prize winner who arrives at next Saturday evening’s Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in one car and leaves in a brand-spankin’ new Camaro. You won’t be impressing your friends with just any Camaro, either. The Samsung Mobile 500 “10 Years Rolling” Camaro Giveaway is offering the grand prize winner a uniquely designed Camaro that includes a decal commemorating the past nine Samsung Mobile 500 champions. It’s a one-of-a-kind car!
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  • Speedway Children’s Charities’ No Limit Live Auction

    03/30/2011
    No Limits is the attitude you’ll find at Texas Motor Speedway…and No Limits kind of experiences are what you will find at the Speedway Children’s Charities’ No Limit Live Auction. The auction will take place on Friday, April 8 at 4 pm in the 9th floor Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club. These are some of the most unique experiences you can find at any NASCAR race.Admission to the auction is FREE, and you do not have to be a member of The Speedway Club to gain access to this event.
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  • Kyle Busch and the Bristol Sweep

    03/23/2011
    Race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee finally brought Kyle Busch the victory that the past three speedways have refused him. This win might have been expected considering Busch’s history at Bristol, but for him it must have been a huge sigh of relief. Winning the Jeff Byrd 500 netted Busch his first win of the season and fifth career Sprint Cup Series victory at Bristol. What is it about the Vegas-born Busch and Tennessee?The excitement for Busch doesn’t stop there. He captured his second consecutive weekend sweep by winning the Nationwide Series race the previous day at Bristol. In August of last year, Busch made history by becoming the first driver to win three national series races (Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Truck Series) at the same track on the same weekend.
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