Texas Motor Speedway
is a speedway
located in the northernmost portion of the U.S.
city of Fort Worth, Texas
– the portion located in Denton County, Texas
The track measures around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the quad-oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly.
The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway
and Charlotte Motor Speedway
(formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway).
The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
, the same company that owns Atlanta
Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway
The speedway has been managed since its inception by legendary racing promoter Eddie Gossage. His creative, colorful, fan-friendly approach to managing the track has become the standard by which all other tracks have been measured. He was the first to introduce Personal Seat Licenses to the sport, as well as Season Tickets. His stance on allowing fans to bring their own coolers, even in the face of restrictive Texas laws that at one time prohibited the speedway from selling alcohol as a result, has made him a favorite of the fans.
Based on qualifying speeds in 2004, 2005, and 2006 (with Brian Vickers shattering the qualifying record at Texas with a speed of in the 2006 Dickies 500 qualifying), the Texas Motor Speedway was once considered the fastest non-restrictor plate
track on the NASCAR
circuit, with qualifying speeds in excess of and corner entry speeds over . ... Read More