TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OPENS 2023 SEASON APRIL 1-2 WITH INDYCAR/NASCAR DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND
Texas Motor Speedway will open its 2023 season with the anticipated return of the popular INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader weekend scheduled for April 1-2.
The two-day event will play host to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series as a combination weekend following a three-year hiatus. The open-wheel/trucks doubleheader had been a staple of the Texas Motor Speedway schedule from its inaugural season in 1997 through 2019.
The on-track activities for Saturday, April 1, will highlight both series while the PPG 375 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race will take center stage for the 27th consecutive year on Sunday, April 2.
Saturday’s busy schedule begins at 8 a.m. CT with a one-hour practice for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series follows at 9:30 a.m. with a 30-minute practice and then qualifying at 10 a.m.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns at 11:15 a.m. for its qualifying session and then three practice sessions. There will be a split-field, 30-minute practice session beginning at 12:45 p.m. followed by a full-field, one-hour final practice starting at 1:30 p.m.
The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series culminates the day with the running of the SPEEDYCASH.COM 250 race beginning at 3:30 p.m. (TV: FS1, Radio: MRN, SiriusXM). The race length is 167 laps and 250 miles.
Gate 4 opens at 7:30 a.m. while additional gates and all suites open at 11 a.m. The TMS Fan Zone also opens at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, April 2, the PPG 375, the second race of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, begins at 11:15 a.m. (TV: NBC, Radio: SiriusXM, INDYCAR Radio Network).The race length is 248 laps and 372 miles. Driver introductions begin at 10:30 a.m.
Texas Motor Speedway is offering VIP access with a Sunday-only NTT INDYCAR SERIES garage pass. The garage pass, which must be accompanied by a race-day ticket, provides access to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES garage area from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The upgrade is $75 for the general public and $40 for season ticket holders and children under 12 years of age.
All gates and suites, along with the Fan Zone, open at 8 a.m. Click HERE for the full weekend public schedule.