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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
June 8 & 9, 2018
GENERAL INFO – The Texas Motor Speedway is the only high banked oval track the series visits. The speeds are fast and the event is furious but usually produces quite the show. The race is held on Saturday night, making the start in the daylight, progressing through dusk and ends in darkness which produces a wonderful transition for spectators. The track is well lighted and from the front stretch grandstands, you can see around the entire track, making it a fan favorite. The track is second only to Indy in size of the racing surface and spectator capacity. IndyCar will share the weekend with the Stadium Speed Trucks and the NASCAR Truck Series.
Distinctive to TMS is “Big Hoss” on the backstretch. It the largest HD-TV screen to be built, encompassing 20.633.64 sq. ft! From the grandstand seating on the front stretch, you have the feeling that you’re at home with your big screen! It is unique and helps with fan engagement. Also be sure to come early to check out the Fan Zone, behind the main grandstands, no ticket necessary. You’ll find a variety of vendors including food, beverages, along with many commercial displays, some giving swag.
It can be very hot in Texas, so make sure you have sunscreen and a hat. Dress appropriately but there is plenty of shade in the grandstand areas. No shade in the infield. It also occasionally rains at the track. Come prepared. There is a pedestrian tunnel available most of the time from the lower level of grandstand Section 121 to the infield near pit out by the scoring pylon. You must have a grandstand ticket and a credential to use this tunnel. Tunnel may be closed during an event. Alternative way to access the infield is to grab a free golf cart shuttle from the road behind the grandstand area.
A permanent restaurant in the infield is Torchy’s Tacos, close to the garage area. Besides being air-conditioned, it is a great place to gather with friends, enjoy a Tex-Mex menu and bar service is available. Another new feature is the Busch Restart Bar. This bar is located between Turn 4 and the start/finish line. A buffet and bar service is offered. No food or drinks to be allowed in or out, and no smoking. An extra ticket might be necessary, contact the ticket number for further information.
Free golf cart transportation is available to/from parking areas toward admission gates, infield and the credential building. To board a cart ride, walk to designated stops on the road behind the grandstand area. No golf carts service the camping areas. The AAA Trackside Ride Fan Transportation buses will take you to and from the campgrounds, shower facilities and grandstands. You can pick up either rides at Gates 2, 4, 6, and 10 and from the Lone Star Circle.
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SPECIFIC LOCATION – 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76177
TRACK WEBSITE – TexasMotorSpeedway.com
TRACK CONFIGURATION – 1.5 mile high banked oval. The track is banked 20 degrees in Turns 1 & 2; 24 degrees in Turns 3 & 4 and 5 degrees on the straightaways. TMS encompasses 1,500 acres, seating for 128,655 and the track has a total capacity of 181,655 spectators, which includes the infield and a variety of suites!
PREFERRED AIRPORTS – Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL.)
PARKING – Free parking is plentiful at TMS. A VIP parking area and Express Parking are available for a fee, you must purchase in advance. ADA parking is plentiful, free and very close to the grandstands. Follow the signs and be prepared to show not only the state issued handicapped permit and sometimes a drivers’ license. No reserved specific areas for motorcycle parking.
CREDENTIALS – The credential office is across the parking lot from the track, behind the main ticket office and along side of the dirt track. It is a single story, small building with a blue roof. The track sells pit passes to this event for $60 each. Must be at least 18 years of age with photo I.D. Call 1-817-215-8500 for details. In the pits, no sleeveless shirts, halter tops, bikini tops, swimsuits or open-toed shoes allowed. Shorts are allowed for practice and qualifying, but not for the race. Shorts are allowed in the garage area at all times.
ENTRY POINTS –Various gates to the grandstand areas are easily accessible from the parking areas. Enter at the gate closest to your seat. Backpacks, coolers and any other carry in item cannot exceed the maximum of 14”x14”x14”. All items are subject to search at the entry gate and fans possibly screened. Limit of one cooler per ticket holder.
TICKET INFO – TMS offers various ticket offers and discounts. Go to their website at TexasMotorSpeedway.com to see if you can save a few dollars. They do offer a walk-up ticket purchase window in the grandstand area. Check the website or call ticket number at 1-817-215-8500.
ADA accommodations include a golf cart permit. You must file the application prior to 5/31 by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Contact the ticket number at 1-817-215-8500 to arrange appropriate seating and for other special needs.
PROHIBITED ITEMS – Personal golf carts are not allowed except with an ADA permit, as outlined in the above paragraph. Do not bring strollers, umbrellas, skateboards, scooters or rollerblades. No firearms, weapons, fireworks or illegal substances. No drones or other flying devices. No smoking is allowed in the grandstands, you must go to a concourse area. If an item is not allowed in the gate, you can either return it to your vehicle or forfeit the item. It will NOT be held at the entry gate for later retrieval.
CAMPING – The Texas Motor Speedway is blessed with land and open space. Four types of camping accommodations are available. Categories include reserved camping, family campground, tent camping and unreserved camping spots. Call the ticket number at 1-817-215-8500 for information and prices.
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