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Answers to questions we receive often at Texas Motor Speedway.

Safety Protocols

Texas Motor Speedway’s modified event procedures, protocols and number of attendees will be finalized with continued guidance from public health officials, medical experts, local, state and federal officials, and in coordination with NASCAR. Protocols will include social distancing among groups of fans in the grandstands and individually in concession lines; enhanced cleaning and sanitation in high-touch, high-traffic public areas; added hand-sanitizer stations; limited guests in suites; and infield admission for race team and operation personnel only. Fans will be allowed to bring in one soft-sided clear bag no larger than 14"x14"x14" with food and beverage. Coolers will be prohibited to reduce checkpoint contact between spectators and speedway staff, and souvenirs will be sold only from concourse areas. Campground shower facilities will be closed. Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR will continue to adapt and improve procedures to ensure they are effective and can be scaled to support increasing the number of fans in the future.

Every person over 10 years of age in attendance at a Texas Motor Speedway event shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth whenever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household

For more information on the current Texas law, visit www.open.texas.gov 

All Speedway Motorsports employees, vendors and NASCAR personnel will wear masks

Texas Motor Speedway will assign the seats with social distancing in mind and with proper spacing between each group of fans to satisfy CDC guidelines.

Texas Motor Speedway’s modified event procedures, protocols and number of attendees will be finalized with continued guidance from public health officials, medical experts, local, state and federal officials, and in coordination with NASCAR. Protocols will include social distancing among groups of fans in the grandstands and individually in concession lines; enhanced cleaning and sanitation in high-touch, high-traffic public areas; added hand-sanitizer stations; limited guests in suites; and infield admission for race team and operation personnel only. Fans will be allowed to bring in one soft-sided clear bag with food and beverage no larger than 14"x14"x14". Coolers will be prohibited to reduce checkpoint contact between spectators and speedway staff, and souvenirs will be sold only from concourse areas. Campground restrooms and shower facilities will be closed. Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR will continue to adapt and improve procedures to ensure they are effective and can be scaled to support increasing the number of fans in the future.

Texas Motor Speedway's infield will be open only to essential NASCAR personnel. There will be no pit passes, garage passes or pre-race passes offered to spectators.

Coolers will NOT be permitted but guests will be allowed to bring into the facility a soft-sided CLEAR bag no larger than 14"x14"x14" with food and unopened beverages.

Yes, all people entering the facility including fans, Speedway Motorsports & NASCAR personnel and vendors will have their temperature checked prior to entering the facility. 

Attending the Races

Coolers will NOT be permitted but guests will be allowed to bring into the facility a soft-sided CLEAR bag no larger than 14"x14"x14" with food and unopened beverages.

You may bring alcoholic beverages into the grandstand areas, but not on suite level, Victory Lane Club or in The Speedway Club. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED.

Our events are about FUN, friends, family and love. We want to create positive memories for people and do so in an inclusive environment.  Accordingly, all banners, signs and flags openly displayed (including but not limited to on vehicles, clothing, hats or other accessory items) while on the premises of Texas Motor Speedway must comply with this policy. Banners, signs and flags should contain no obscene language, symbols or logos, or graphic depictions. Speedway management reserves the right to approve all banners, signs and flags.  Confederate flags (including flags, signs and banners that contain the Confederate flag) are not allowed. 

Attendees must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Banners, signs and flags must be small enough for one person to hold and no larger than 36" x 60" (except that the U.S. Flag in a larger size may be displayed during the playing of the National Anthem only).
  • Banners, signs and flags may not be affixed, in any form, to any portion of the Speedway premises.
  • Banners, signs and flags may not obstruct the view of others.
  • Banners, signs and flags should be constructed of either vinyl, cloth or other lightweight materials.
  • Banners, signs and flags in the spectator grandstands may not be attached to poles or sticks.
  • Banners, signs and flags are not permitted in any premium seating area except as specifically permitted in writing by Texas Motor Speedway.

Speedway management reserves the right to remove any and all banners, signs or flags not in compliance with this policy or which, in their sole judgment, violates this policy.  If you refuse to allow the removal of any such banner, sign or flag, you will be subject to removal from Speedway premises. 

Take into consideration the number of people attending the event. Obviously, the more people and cars the longer it will take you to get home. Also, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE PARKING ATTENDANTS, which will aid in getting everyone home quicker.

Texas Motor Speedway provides no check cashing services.

For the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on October 25, 2020, ATMs will not be available.  It is a cashless event with only debit or credit cards accepted. 

No infield access including VIP Pit Passes are available for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on October 25, 2020.

Infield access, including access to the pit area, will NOT be available during the 2020 race season.

When pit access is available, all individuals with a VIP Pit Pass must be at least 18 years of age or older to access the pits. A pre-race pit pass will allow minors into the pits on main race day only. The dress code varies for each event, please CLICK HERE to see the guidelines. For more information, please click here for more information on Pit Passes.

Racing Electronics will not be attending the Autotrader EchoPark Automotoive double header race day on October 25, 2020. 

If you are bringing your owned Racing Electronics scanner or LEGEND device to the race, click here for Over-The-Air programming information and frequencies. 

Click here for scanner frequencies and other details.

The speedway does not have a reserved area for motorcycle parking.

No, you cannot fly or operate any unmanned aircraft, remote control plane, or anything similar on speedway property. If you see anyone operating or attempting to operate anything of this nature, please notify security, the police or speedway staff.

Speedway Facilities

You bet! From time to time, TMS will make opportunities available for the public to drive around the speedway in their private vehicles as a fund raiser for Speedway Children’s Charities. If you are interested in even more speed a list of driving schools that participate at TMS is located here.

Texas Motor Speedway seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations and seating.

Handicap Parking spaces exist on the front rows of the Express Lot, Crystal Lot Speedway Club, VIP/PSL Lot and the backstretch Dirt Track parking lot. These spaces, like most public parking areas, are for Handicap Individuals ONLY and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Access to these areas requires a Certified Handicap Placard that is displayed prominently on the vehicle for inspection, and must be assigned to one of the occupants of the vehicle being parked.

Vehicles desiring access to the Express Lot, Crystal Lot and Speedway Club Handicap parking spaces must have the appropriate credential for entry into these areas. VIP/PSL and Dirt Track parking areas will accommodate general Handicap Parking needs when lots have been opened for public access.

Once all marked spaces have been filled, Handicap Patrons will be allowed to park anywhere within the VIP/PSL parking area in space available. Police personnel assigned to monitor marked Handicap parking areas will be issuing City Citations to those found in violation.

For more information, contact the Ticket Office at (817) 215-8500 for more information.

Concessions

A variety of foods such as nachos, hamburgers and hot dogs are available at concession stands located around the speedway as well as the Hawg Heaven line of bacon-flavored food.

Official Texas Motor Speedway souvenirs, as well as drivers’ souvenir stands, can be found at the speedway during event time.

Beer and wine are available to purchase in the grandstand concourse during major race weekends. Texas Motor Speedway also continues its "fan friendly" policy of permitting fans to bring their own coolers with alcoholic beverages into the facility for major racing events.

Driving Directions

Directions from Fort Worth

Preferred Route

Take Interstate 35W north from Fort Worth. Exit on SH 114 and turn under the overpass to the speedway.

Alternate Route

Take Interstate 35W to U.S. 287 North. Left on U.S. 287 to FM 156. Right on FM 156 to SH 114. Right on SH 114 to the speedway.

Driving Directions from Dallas

There are a variety of routes from Dallas to Texas Motor Speedway. However, because of the volume of traffic associated with most major races at the facility, here is our preferred route:

West from Dallas on SH 114. At the junction of I35W and SH 114 continue straight under the bridge and then turn right to the speedway.

Driving Directions from Denton

Preferred Route

Take Interstate 35W south from Denton, exit right on SH 114. Alt.- Take U.S. 380 west from Denton, turn left on FM 156 south to SH 114. Left on SH 114 to the speedway.

Track Rules

Clear bags are allowed, but are subject to inspection by security officials and can be no larger than 14” X 14” X 14”.

Binoculars, scanners and cameras are allowed inside the Speedway. Strollers, umbrellas, skate boards, scooters or roller blades are not allowed in the grandstands.

You are not permitted to bring the following items on Texas Motor Speedway property:

  • Weapons, firearms or fireworks
  • Illegal substances or items restricted by local, state and federal laws

All items brought through the gate areas are subject to inspection by security officials. Items may not be left in or around the gate areas if they are not allowed inside.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at the gates early to avoid traffic and to expedite entrance into the Speedway.

The resale of Texas Motor Speedway admission tickets is strictly prohibited on the premises, which includes grounds and surrounding parking areas.

Smoking is not permitted in any grandstand at Texas Motor Speedway. Smoking is permitted in the concourse area.

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