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By: the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway has the same track layout as Atlanta Motor Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Texas Motor Speedway has the same track layout asAtlanta Motor Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Texas Motor Speedway, located in the northeast corner of Texas in the city of Fort Worth, is very similar in layout to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway; all three are 1.5-mile ovals with 24-degree banking in the turns.

Since opening in 1996, Texas Motor Speedway has hosted a number of different NASCAR races, including the Interstate Batteries 500 (1997), the Texas 500 (1998), the Primestar 500 (1999), the DirecTV 500 (2000), and the Harrah's 500 (2001). On the 2006 schedule were the Dickies 500, run since 2005, and the Samsung/Radio Shack 500, which had been a mainstay since 2002.


Texas Motor Speedway Visitor Information

Texas Motor Speedway contact information: Texas Motor Speedway. 3601 Hwy. 114, Fort Worth, TX (76247). Phone 817/215-8500. (The speedway is located in a part of Fort Worth that was formerly Justin. If using an online mapping service, try entering both Justin and Fort Worth.)

Texas Motor Speedway diagram: Download a PDF of the Texas Motor Speedway layout.

Texas Motor Speedway security: Each ticket holder may bring in a cooler, but it must be no larger than 14 x 14 x 14 inches. Glass containers, strollers, umbrellas, and other items that might obscure views are prohibited. Backpacks and fannypacks are allowed, but subject to searches. A security trailer is located across from the South Tunnel on Allison Avenue between Lone Star and Victory circles.

Texas Motor Speedway parking: There are 60,000 unmarked free parking spots around the track, as well as an additional 20,000 paved ones. Use the numbered towers and gates on the track to mentally mark your location. Handicapped parking is on the front- and back-stretches, as well as in additional free lots. Campers receive two parking passes -- one for an RV and one for a personal vehicle. If your car breaks down or you lock your keys in your car, go to the security trailer and notify a security representative. Can’t find your car? Security will drive you around in a golf cart to help you locate it.

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