Texas Motor Speedway
is a 1.5 mile Quad Oval Super Speedway located in Fort Worth, Texas and is considered a “sister” track to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway due to the three tracks being the same length and having the same general configuration.
Due to the 24° banking the track is extremely fast, with NASCAR qualifying speeds in excess of 190 mph and top speeds well over 200 mph. However, as the track surface wears over the years, speeds have dropped. TMS is still NASCAR’s fastest non restrictor plate track.
In 2001, the CART series was scheduled to race at TMS, but due to its high banking and smooth surface, 21 of the 25 drivers that drove the track complained of dizziness and disorientation while driving. On board telemetry measured sustained G Force’s in excess of 5G’s while driving which is well in excess of what the human body can withstand for extended periods of time. Due to 1000 HP Turbo-Charged engines and low downforce super speedway aerodynamic packages, the speed of the Champ Cars on the track was well in excess of 230 mph – 30 mph faster than NASCAR and faster than the IRL cars of the time. Paul Tracy set the track record at 236 mph, a mark that still stands today. Due to concerns of driver safety, CART cancelled the race just hours before it was to begin and never returned to the track.
The Speedway also features the IZOD IndyCar Series and holds major concerts as well.
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Texas Motor Speedway General Speedway Information
There are a variety of routes From Dallas, however; because of the volume of traffic associated with the most major races at the facility the following route is recommended:
North from Dallas in I35E to Denton. At the junction of I35E and I35W head back south on I35W, exit right on SH 114 to the speedway.
From Ft. Worth:
Take Interstate Highway 35W North to Exit SH 114 and turn under the overpass to the speedway.
ALTERNATE: Take I35W to US 287 North, left on US 287 to FM 156, right on FM 156 to SH 114, right on SH 114 to the speedway.
Take I35W south from Denton exit right on SH 114.
ALTERNATE: Take US 380 west from Denton, turn left on FM 156 South to SH 114. Left on SH 114 to speedway.
Most parking is free.
Reserved parking available.
For camping info please call 817-215-8500.
Box Office Numbers
(817) 215-8500 (MOTOR SPORTS EVENTS ONLY)
Box Office Hours
MOTOR SPORTS EVENTS:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Types of Payment Accepted
Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover
Texas Motor Speedway seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations and seating.
— NOT ALLOWED:
Glass containers, pets (except service animals), video or audio recorders, golf cars, ATV’s etc, beach umbrellas or any other device that may impair the sight of other spectators, illegal drugs or other controlled substances and weapons of any kind, including explosives, fireworks and items restricted by local, state and federal laws.
— Alcohol is sold on the premises. You may also bring beer, food and other beverages (NO GLASS) into the venue inside a cooler NO LARGER THAN 14″ X 14″ X 14″.
Only ONE cooler per ticket holder in the Grandstands.
Bags such as backpacks, fanny packs etc. are allowed but subject to search by security and can be no larger than
14″ X 14″ X 14″.
Binoculars, scanners and cameras are allowed inside the speedway.
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