With the capacity to hold over 180,000 spectators, Texas Motor Speedway is a massive oval of adrenaline, horsepower, octane, and energy just 30 minutes from Fort Worth. Home to some of America’s largest NASCAR and INDYCAR races, the Texas Motor Speedway hosts professional drivers who race at over 200mph (321 km/h) on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) track. On days when there aren’t any professional races, travelers can experience the thrill of driving around the speedway’s banked turns, by signing up for a driving session where a professional instructor sits right by your side for six or eight laps around the track. Learn tips on how to race like the pros, and get a driver’s seat view of the famous speedway while roaring around the track.
Texas Motor Speedway is the only place in Texas to host NASCAR or INDYCAR races. It’s also home to the “Big Hoss,” which at 20,000 square feet is world’s largest high-definition video screen. The track was repaved in 2017 and turns 1 and 2 were reduced from 24° to 20° degrees on the bank.
Did You Know? The current lap record is held by CART driver Paul Tracy, who completed a lap with an average speed of 236.6 mph (380.9 km/h).