The NRA 500, also known as the Texas 500, is held at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Forth Worth Texas and is billed as ‘Texas 500 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend.” The weekend begins with opening practice at TMS three days before the NRA 500. The NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying day with the NASCAR O’Rielly Auto Parts 300 Series race spans through the rest of the weekend. Saturday brings qualifying day for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, everything leading to Sunday April 6, 2014 and the Texas/NRA 500! Score with TicketCity - the place to go for NRA 500 tickets.
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This four-day weekend affair starts on Thursday and goes through Sunday with many events for fans to participate in, including a “No Limits” garage party presented by Winstar World Casino. Only in the Lone Star state can you find the inaugural season of “Big Hoss TV,” the world’s largest HD screen! Move over Jerry Jones, this TV is bigger than yours! It’s a big weekend that will end with a rare Sunday afternoon race for 2014 only; this is to make adjustments for fans that want to see the NCAA finals the same weekend.
In 2013, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, running all 501 miles, 344 laps, at an average speed of 144.75 in 3:27:40.
NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Address: 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, Texas, 76177
The NRA 500, also known as the Texas 500, runs at the Texas Motor Speedway, dubbed “The Great American Speedway,” every April. The track measures 1.5 miles around, making this “500” race actually 501 miles long and is a considered an oval track. It can hold four Dallas Cowboy Stadiums in the infield. The seating capacity is the largest for any NASCAR track, holding 191,122 screaming fans. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, beginning with turn four; the grandstands stretch along the front straight and around through turn two. There is seating along the backstretch from turn two through to turn three. While NASCAR is a headlining event, there are also Camping World Truck Series held here along with IndyCar and even a National Dirt Track Championship race. That is why is carries the nickname, “The Great American Speedway".
Eddie Gossage has been the track’s promoter since its inception and is notorious for pulling off stunts and adventures. Gossage came up with the idea for “No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus” theme from a fan who describe Texas auto racing “like a wild - asphalt - circus.” Before long, Gossage had monkeys selling programs at the entrance gates. Get to this Texas sized track and this Texas size race with TicketCity!
With over 191,00 seating possibilities, fans have plenty of options. Grandstand seating starts in turn one, giving fans a view of the front stretch, cars coming out of turns four, one and two. Center grandstands give fans a clear view of pit road and the new “Big Hoss HD T.V..” Turn four allows the fans to view cars coming from turn three and entering turn four, and the flag stand. There are also grandstands along the backstretch with views of turns two and three. Anyway you see it; there isn’t a bad seat in the house. When sitting in the lower grandstands, wear earplugs, clear glasses and ladies tie your hair back, the wind from the cars comes fast.
NASCAR Race Schedule in Texas
In June, IndyCars take over in the Firestone 600 NASCAR/IndyCar Doubleheader. In Texas style, the year ends in November with a tripleheader starting with the WinStar World Casino And Resort 350 Truck Series race, O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Nationwide Series race and on Sunday, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500.
NRA 500 Event Guide
Is there anything I can't bring into TMS speedway?
No hard-sided coolers, no coolers larger than 14x14x14, glass, or bags larger than a small lightweight backpack.
Can I rent scanners at TMS speedway?
Scanners are available to rent at merchandise stands located throughout the speedway grounds.
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