It combines the classic "B" "L" and "T" you've come to know and love on the All-American sandwich, but it also provides a hint of candy and a helping of kick.[More](4-4-2018)Texas Motor Speedway preps for first major weekend of 2018: Does mowing your lawn each weekend get you down? You could be tasked with mowing 1,000 acres and all that weed-eating that accompanies that massive chore.
Those are just two items on the extensive check list for the Texas Motor Speedway Operations Department to make the facility look meticulous for 100,000 of their guests arriving for this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader.[More](4-3-2018)Bret Michaels to perform pre-race concert at Texas: Multi-platinum star Bret Michaels, renowned as the lead singer for the glam metal band Poison, will headline the Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show Powered by Ashley Home Stores on Sunday, April 8 prior to the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.[More](3-13-2018)Metro PCS partners with Texas Motor Speedway as official wireless provider: Metro PCS, one of the leading providers of wireless service in the United States, has signed a multi-year partnership with Texas Motor Speedway beginning immediately that will be concentrated on the two major NASCAR race weekends at the world-renowned motorsports facility.[More](3-12-2018)Texas Motor Speedway announces new business partners: Texas Motor Speedway announced six new sponsor partnerships that range from national brands such as In-N-Out Burger, Universal Technical Institute and Jostens to the notable Texas-based Torchy's Tacos during its annual Media Day Luncheon held Wednesday at the world-renowned motorsports facility.
The most unique tribute for NASCAR's most popular driver, who is set to retire at the conclusion of the season, comes best served warm with salt and dipping sauces.
Levy Restaurants has created the "JR88" pretzel that features two four-ounce soft pretzels shaped into Earnhardt Jr.'s iconic #88.
CT and on stage during pre-race festivities.[More](10-3-2017)Tony Stewart returns to Texas for "Smoke Show" fantasy camp UPDATE: Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will make a return to stock-car racing at Texas Motor Speedway to take part in the "Smoke Show" Fantasy Camp set for Wednesday, Oct. Stewart, who retired from NASCAR competition last year, returns to the track as the host of the "Smoke Show" Fantasy Camp benefitting the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
That connection from his first career wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series coming at Texas Motor Speedway will be further strengthened by Monday's announcement of his induction into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during November's AAA Texas 500 NASCAR tripleheader playoff weekend.[More](10-9-2017)Gossage to receive Distinguished Alumni Award: Eddie Gossage returns to Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tenn., this weekend as his alma mater honors him with the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award.
The award, given by the MTSU Alumni Association, is presented to an alumnus representing excellence and distinction through their professional career, loyal support and service to the broader community.
Track Specs: Track Length: 1.5 Mile (334 laps = 501 miles) Race Length: 500 Miles (1) 500 Miles (2) Width: 80 feet in turns 1 & 2 Width: 60 feet in turns 3 & 4 Banking in Corners 1 and 2: 20 degrees Banking Corners 3 and 4: 24 degrees Banking on Dogleg: 5 degrees Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees Frontstretch: 2,250 feet Backstretch: 1,330 feet Pit Road: 45 pit stalls for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pit Road Speed: 45mph Pace Car Speed: 55mph Opened: 1997 Grandstand Seating Capacity: 112,522 [138,122, 146,000 & 159,000] First Race: April 6, 1997 - Interstate Batteries 500 Stages: 1 ends lap 85, 2 at lap 170, race finish is lap 334 (OT possible)Track Websites & Social Media: Texas Motor Speedway website Speedway Motorsports Facebook Twitter You Tube Track Stats - Track Records & Stats April 2017 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 147.187mph, started 24th November 2017 Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 143.234mph, started 3rd Track Race Record: Greg Biffle, April 2012, 160.577mph Slowest Race Record: Jeff Burton, 1997, 125.102mph Oldest Race Winner: Dale Jarrett, 44 years, 4 months, 6 days, 4/1/2001 Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 10 months, and 13 days, 4/7/2014April 2017 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 198.405mph, finished 4th November 2017 Pole Winner: #41-Kurt Busch, 200.951mph, finished 9th Track Qualifying Record: #41-Kurt Busch, 200.951mph, 11/3/2017 (final round qualifying) Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 6 months, 0 days, 4/08/2002 Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 23 years, 0 months, 12 days, 11/05/2006 Worst Starting Spot to Win: #17-Matt Kenseth, 2002, started 31st Most Wins: 7 - Jimmie Johnson Most Poles: Eight drivers tied with 2 Most Top 5's: Jimmie Johnson, 15; Matt Kenseth, 14; Kyle Busch, 11 Most Top 10's: Jimmie Johnson, 21; Matt Kenseth, 19; Kevin Harvick, 18Most Cautions: 13 - 11/2/2014 Fewest Cautions: 2 - 4/14/2012 Most Caution Laps: 73, 4/6/1997 Fewest Caution Laps: 10, 4/14/2012Most Running at the Finish: 40 - 11/6/2005 & 11/2/2008 Fewest Running at the Finish: 29 - twice, most recently 4/5/1998 Most Lead Changes: 33 - 11/7/2010 Most Leaders: 17 - 4/2/2000 Fewest Lead Changes: 12 - 11/6/2016 Fewest Leaders: 4 - 11/8/2009Most Wins by Manufacturer: 13 - Ford; 12 - Chevy; 5 - Toyota; 4 - Dodge Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 1 [of 334] - Jeff Burton 4/15/2007 Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 278 [of 334] - Tony Stewart, 11/5/2006 Most Laps Led: 312 [of 334] - Brad Keselowski, 11/8/2015Track News and Announcements Kyle Busch won the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. There were 16 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 48 yellow flag laps.
The win is his 1st win of 2018, 3rd win at Texas and 44th career win. #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #1-Mc Murray, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, pole sitter #41-Busch, #42-Wallace, #24-Byron, and #14-Bowyer. There was a red flag for track cleanup following an accident that took out #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, and #48-Johnson. See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at: Unofficial Race Results (pdf) Cumulative Report (pdf) Penalty Report (pdf) Unofficial Drivers Points Unofficial Owners Points Anheuser-Busch lands naming rights to Texas Restart Bar: Beer brewing giant Anheuser-Busch has signed a multi-year partnership with Texas Motor Speedway for the naming rights of the Restart Bar, the venue's latest fan amenity that will debut at this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader weekend.[More](4-6-2018)Texas to debut Hawg Heaven BLT: Texas Motor Speedway's famous Hawg Heaven line of concession items has had some outlandish and delicious pork-based offerings the past five years, but this time Chef Lincoln Engstrom went classic with a twist, giving us the Hawg Heaven BLT.