BELLY UP: TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY’S NEWEST FAN AMENITY TO PROVIDE MASSIVE BAR FOOTPRINT ON CONCOURSE LEVEL
Texas Motor Speedway is planning to set the bar for a new fan amenity.
Following the upcoming NASCAR All-Star Race weekend, construction will get fully underway on a fan amenity project that will deliver four bars on the main concourse area totaling nearly 7,000 feet and able to accommodate more than 2,000 thirsty guests.
The project will feature an expansive Belly-Up Bar along with a three-section Open Air Bar that will provide fans with a relaxing area prior to the race action as well as one for those who want to wander from their seats and unwind. The fully stocked bars also will be equipped with television monitors so fans won’t miss any of the action throughout the race weekends.
The Belly-Up Bar will be located behind the grandstands on the main concourse level and extend 3,000 feet between Turn 4 and Turn 1 of the 1.5-mile oval. The Belly-Up Bar will stretch the length of 10 football fields and be able to accommodate 1,500 guests. The bar itself will feature a Douglas fir wood from the Emerald Coast Forest region near the California-Oregon border.
The Open Air Bar will consist of three bars that will be situated on the main concourse between sections 413 and 113. The center bar, set across and above the start/finish line, will have a footprint of 2,500 square feet and a 342-person capacity. The two adjacent end bars will be identical in size at nearly 1,500 square feet and 206-person capacity for each.
The project is expected to take five months to complete and will be ready to be unveiled when Texas Motor Speedway plays host Sept. 24-25 to a NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader. The weekend will feature the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 on Saturday, Sept. 24, and the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Texas Motor Speedway will once again play host to the $1 million-to-win NASCAR All-Star Race, the marquee event of a race weekend (May 20-22) featuring all three of NASCAR’s premier series. The SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be held Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch) and the SRS Distribution 250 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch). Both will be televised live on FS1 and aired locally on 95.9 The Ranch. The NASCAR Open will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch) and the NASCAR All-Star Race at 7 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch).
Country music superstar Blake Shelton will perform a live concert Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. as part of the NASCAR All-Star pre-race festivities.