Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

Address Fort Worth, TX
Official Website
  Stadium Resources  
Seating Location
Weather Newspaper
  The Facility  
Date Built 1996
Ownership Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Capacity 154,861
Track(s) 1.5 Mile Quad Oval
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants NASCAR Winston Cup
NASCAR Craftsman Truck

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

The first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race hosted by the Texas Motor Speedway, the Interstate Batteries 500, heralded a new era for motorsports racing in the largest state in continental United States. The track ranks as the second-largest sports facility in the country, and the third-largest in the world.

Texas Motor Speedway is a motorsports haven along the historic Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth. It features seating for 150,061 fans.

It represents the pinnacle in luxury for fans of auto racing, as the facility features 194 skybox VIP suites, seating 13,192 people. A total of 21 elevators service the skyboxes.

The track offers a front straightaway grandstand that holds 120,000 fans in a section that stretches nearly two-thirds of a mile. Gracing the south end of the speedway grounds is a 23-acre lake, which is stocked with fish and used for watercraft exhibitions.

Speedway Motorsports, the owner and operator of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and 600 Racing, is the owner and operator of Texas Motor Speedway.

Source: NASCAR.com

December 4, 2008
Copyright 2008 MediaVentures

Fort Worth, Texas - Texas Motor Speedway is decreasing its seating capacity for 2009 from 159,000 seats to 138,000 by removing 21,000 seats in the backstretch. Those seats will be replaced by 74 luxury spots for motor coaches.

The move helps the track in two ways. The backstretch seats weren't a hot commodity, but the need for recreational vehicle spots is on the upswing.

"We weren't selling these seats anyway," TMS president Eddie Gossage said. "What we're doing is finding a way to use that space to serve fans that have been demanding motor coach space in the back straightaway. A lot of tracks offer them, but they don't offer them like this." The $2 million project - dubbed Burnout Alley - will offer luxuries not often associated with racetracks. The gated spots will allow the motor coaches to pull up to the backstretch. There will be full-service hookups for water and electricity and live television race feeds. Concierge service will be offered along with free wireless access. The package also includes 10 VIP passes for Burnout Alley, 10 pre-race passes for each Sprint Cup Series race as well as 10 pit passes. The RV spots sell for $15,000 for a race season.

Gossage also announced that the track was reducing its ticket prices in the backstretch. Just over 1,000 seats for the first two rows on the backstretch will go on sale this morning for $20. Customers will be limited to four tickets in this section. The $20 seats are for the Samsung 500 and the Dickies 500. The other 8,750 seats are $40 for both Sprint Cup dates. Ticket prices were $42 to $78 in that section. (Fort Worth Star Telegram)



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