Texas Motor Speedway
Address: 3545 Lone Star Circle, Forth Worth, Texas 76177
NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly 300 O'Reilly Challenge
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Winstar World Casino 400K Chevy Silverado 350K
Indy Racing League Bombardier Learjet 550
33.037225 - 97.281572222222Koordinaten: 33 ° 2 ' 14 " N, 97 ° 16' 54 " W
The Texas Motor Speedway is a race track in Fort Worth, Texas. The course is designed as a so-called quad- oval. The total length of the track is 1.5 miles ( 2,400 m ). In the interior there is a street circuit with four different path lengths (from 0.5 miles to 2.3 miles). The pits can accommodate 45 boxes ( in the Sprint Cup ) or 35 boxes ( in the IndyCar Series) and has a length of approximately 265 meters. The circuit offers space for 159 585 spectators and 80,000 parking spaces. About Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 114 and just a few miles north of Greater Dallas -Ft. Worth area, Texas Motor Speedway offers a very good accessibility.
In late November of 1994, the then owner of the NASCAR, Bruton Smith, known to be a permanent race track in the Dallas -Ft. Worth to place. In February 1995, got Denton County, just north of Ft. Worth area, the contract for the race track. The works to track began on 18 August 1995. The Texas 500 on April 5, 1997, the first official race on the new circuit.
On the Texas Motor Speedway, see, inter alia, race NASCAR Sprint Cup ( Samsung 500 and Dickie 's 500 ), the Nationwide Series (O'Reilly 300), the Craftsman Truck Series ( Sam 's Town 400 and Silverado 350K ) and the Indy Racing League.
End of April 2001, there were beyond the attempt to prevent a race Champ Car on the track, which ultimately was canceled only two hours before the race. Due to the high elevation average speeds were achieved in training, as are common at most to the much larger super speedways. A driven by Dario Franchitti round was 239 miles per hour, only about 1% of the absolute record with vehicles of this type, which was achieved on the much larger California Speedway. This speeds it came to dizzy spells due to the large lateral accelerations. Attempts to reduce the race short by technical changes to a reasonable speed of 225 miles per hour, failed - so that only remained valid until today lap record.