TMS Media Relations | Oct 19, 2012
Texas Motor Speedway and the AAA Texas 500 once again will boast the largest purse of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Texas Motor Speedway will award $6,969,209 among the 43 drivers competing in the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 4. The purse increased more than $111,000 when compared to last year’s AAA Texas 500 purse of $6,857,822.
Since 2005, Texas Motor Speedway has played host to the eighth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which annually features the largest purse and largest-attended race of the 10 races in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs.
Texas Motor Speedway’s WinStar World Casino 350 Camping World Truck Series and O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Nationwide Series races also will include large payouts. The WinStar World Casino 350 on Friday, Nov. 2, features a purse of $547,978 while the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 3, will award $1,116,776.