Texas Motor Speedway History
Texas Motor Speedway opened in 1996 and has been one of the major draws in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area ever since. The raceway has the second largest seating capacity of any NASCAR track just behind Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. Texas Motor Speedway has been managed by Eddie Gossage since it opened and hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Races and
two Nationwide Series races. Texas Motor Speedway has been a huge draw for auto racing enthusiasts throughout the United States
since opening its gates. If you are looking for all of the best auto racing action in Virginia get yourself some tickets to
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Texas Motor Speedway Events
Texas Motor Speedway hosts
both the Texas 500 and the AAA Texas 500 which are parts of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is also home to the O'Reilly
Auto Parts 300 and the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge which are part of the Nationwide Series. Additionally the raceway is
home to the Firestone 550, the Winstar World Casino 400K and the Winstar World Casino 350K which are parts of the NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series.
As the ninth largest city in the United States Dallas offers plenty
of options for tourism and a trip to Texas without a stop in Dallas is certainly incomplete. Be sure to take a trip to the
Dallas Arts District and stop by the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center
or any of the other great museums in the area. If you are still yearning for some more culture check out the AT&T Dallas
Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Dallas Opera and Texas Ballet Theater as well as several other theaters
offering world class performances to local patrons of the arts. Of course, you can also check out professional sports courtesy
of the Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Stars, or the Dallas Mavericks depending on the time of year.
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway is able to hold more than 190,000 fans who come to the facility for auto racing,
concerts, festivals, and more. There is literally not a bad seat in the house and wherever you find yourself sitting you can
feel the rumble of the engines, smell the gasoline and hear the squealing of the rubber on the tires as the cars maneuver
their way around the track. For decades Texas Motor Speedway has been one of the most popular speedways in the United States
and has attracted millions of fans through its gates since it first opened.
Matt Kenseth dominates
the record books at Texas Motor Speedway with the Most Top 5s, the mos Top 10s, the Most Laps Led, and the Best Average Finish.
The 2001 Firestone Firehawk 600 was canceled after 21 of the 25 drivers complained of experiencing dizziness and disorientation
during the two days of practice and qualifiers. It was revealed that the drivers were being subjected to more than 5Gs of
G Forces, well beyond what the human body can handle.