Texas Motor Speedway
Track Length – 1.5 Mile
Seating – 159,000
Located north of Ft. Worth, Texas, Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) has become one of the more popular 1.5 mile races on the NASCAR schedule. Texas gets two races on the schedule, the Samsung 500 in April and the Dickies 500 in November. TMS was built in 1996 and first saw Cup series racing in 1997. Although initially drivers had some issues with the track, most agree that today TMS is one of the faster 1.5 mile tracks on the schedule. Speeds at TMS regularly get into the 190 MPH + range.
TMS also has condos and a Speedway Club on the south side of the track and is one of the newer and more modern facilities on the circuit. With great facilities for the fans, a fast track and the large fan base in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area, Texas is always a good race to see. The Samsung 500 is in April and the Dickies 500 is in November.