PREVIEW - BRUTON'S BABY
Including driver's appearances, stuff to do, schedule, ticket info, speedway info & more.
3601 Highway 114, Justin, TX 76247 main ticket office at 1 817 215 8500. WEBSITE
Tune in to Live 105.3 FM or KRLD 1080 AM for race weekend traffic information.
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 433-5747
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 2DALLAS
Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 433-5374
Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 381-1818
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 247-8464
Revamped Rainout Policy. If a season or individual ticketholder is unable to attend a rained-out race (all series) on its rescheduled date, they will have the ability to redeem that ticket for a future event at equal or lesser value for up to one calendar year. Tickets under the previous policy were only valid for the rescheduled date.
• Non-Smoking Grandstands. Texas Motor Speedway will no longer permit smoking in the grandstands resulting from the overriding sentiment in the surveys and Fan Council meetings. This move follows in step with all the local major sports venues and the majority throughout the country. While this move will serve as a benefit to many, Texas Motor Speedway also will be responsive to its fans that smoke and set up designated smoking areas throughout the lower concourse area.
Directions to Texas Motor Speedway
Tune in to Live 105.3 FM or KRLD 1080 AM for race weekend traffic information.
Directions from Ft. Worth
Take Interstate 35W north from Fort Worth. Exit on SH 114 and turn under the overpass to the speedway.
Alt.- Take Interstate 35W to U.S. 287 North. Left on U.S. 287 to FM 156. Right on FM 156 to SH 114. Right on SH 114 to the speedway.
Directions from Dallas
There are a variety of routes from Dallas to Texas Motor Speedway. However, because of the volume of traffic associated with most major races at the facility, the following route is recommended:
North from Dallas on Interstate 35E to Denton, TX. At the junction of I35E and I35W, head back south on Interstate 35W. Exit right on SH 114 to the speedway.
Directions from Denton
Take Interstate 35W south from Denton, exit right on SH 114. Alt.- Take U.S. 380 west from Denton, turn left on FM 156 south to SH 114. Left on SH 114 to the speedway.
IF YOU TRAVEL HIGHWAY 114 WEST FROM DALLAS, YOU MAY MISS THE START OF THE RACE! Texas Motor Speedway advises race fans to AVOID State Highway 114 West from Dallas when traveling to the speedway for major racing events.
TEAXS MOTOR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE 2016
Thursday, April 7
9:00am - 6:00pmTexas Motor Speedway Credential Office Hours 9:30amNXS Haulers Enter 11:00amNSCS Haulers Enter 11:30am - 6:00pmNXS Registration Open 12:00pm - 8:00pmNXS Garage Open 2:00pm - 6:00pmNSCS Registration Open 2:30pm - 7:00pmNSCS Garage Open 2:30pmGate 4 Open 2:30pmGate 2 Open for Victory Lane Club Access ONLY 3:00pm - 4:25pmNXS Practice 4:30pm - 5:55pmNSCS Practice 6:00pm - 6:55pmNXS Final Practice
Friday, April 8
8:00am - 7:00pmNSCS Registration Open 8:00am - 8:30pmNSCS Garage Open 9:00am - 7:30pmTexas Motor Speedway Credential Office Open 10:00am - 7:00pmNXS Registration Open 10:30amNXS Garage Opens 1:00pmGates 3, 4 & 5 Open 1:00pmGates 2 & 6 Open for Luxury Suites & Victory Lane Club Only 1:15pm - 3:30pmNSCS HOT PASS IN EFFECT 1:45pm - 2:45pmNSCS Qualifying 3:45pm - 4:45pmNXS Qualifying 5:00pm - 7:30pmNSCS HOT PASS IN EFFECT 5:30pm - 6:50pmNSCS Final Practice 7:30pmNXS O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Local Radio: 95.9 12midBurnout Alley Load In Closes
Saturday, April 9
12:00pm - 6:30pmTexas Motor Speedway Credential Office Hours 12:30pm - 7:00pmNSCS Registration Open 12:30pmNSCS Garage Opens 2:00pmGates 2-8 Luxury Suites and Victory Lane Club Open 4:30pmLoud and Proud Pre-Race Show Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:30pm - 11:00pmNSCS HOT PASS IN EFFECT
6:30pm NSCS Duck Commander 500 TV: FOX, Local Radio: 95.9
30 min after checkered flag Post-Race Show featuring Charlie Robison
Frontstretch $49. 00 160.00 MORE
SPEEDWAY CLUB $160.00
PRE-RACE & DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS 79.00
FAMILY 4-PACK Four AAA Texas 500 frontstretch tickets, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola products.$199
Big Hoss Scanner Packages 2 Frontrstretch Tickets + Scanner Rental + 2 Headsets Starting at $125. Use the promotional code below to redeem.
Duck Commander Drive Adoption
Two (2) $89 Tickets to the Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup Race.
Two (2) special Duck Commander 500 duck calls. ($19.95 Retail Value)
A $25 donation from Speedway Children's Charities to the cause of Drive Adoption.
FROM MIKE K. AKA Mad Mikie: If you sit low at TMS, you lose. You can't see over the wall. You've got to sit at least 12 rows up to see some of the action. If you want to see around the whole track, you've got to go about half way up. The best seats there are right across from pit road and they're all corporate block seats and are mostly empty. Lord I would've given almost anything to be sitting in one of those seats.
FAN HOSPITALITY 2015
RaceDay University SOLD OUT
Club Level Seating in the Grandstands
Hospitality area with food and Coca-Cola beverages
Pre-Race Pass for Concert and Driver Introductions (meaning you get to see all of the drivers up close!)
Guided Pit Tour (we'll take you through the pit areas where you can see the cars and the crews preparing them for the race)
PLUS your "professors" for the day: Q&A with Sprint Cup Series drivers and other NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway personalities
Souvenirs to take home
Call (817) 215-8500 for your total NASCAR education.
PIT PASS 2016
Pre-Race Credential: $79
This pass is valid on Sprint Cup race days only. It grants cold pit access up until 1 hour before the Sprint Cup race. It also provides access on the track in front of the Pre-Race stage during the Pre-Race concert and Sprint Cup driver introductions. There is no age restriction on this pass. This pass must be accompanied by an admission ticket to be valid. Any admission ticket (including infield wristbands) are acceptable.
WHAT TO DO
These are usually posted from a week ahead of time until a day ot two before the race. Sometimes there is no advanced noticed so go by the haulers and check on Friday.
CALL THE WALMARTS IN THE AREA...3 OR 4 HAVE DRIVERS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS THAT AREN'T POSTED ANYWHERE BUT AT THAT STORE
FROM THE TMS FORUM:
Friday, April 8
Ryan Reed and Bubba Wallace are scheduled to sign autographs for fans at the TMS Fanatics Trackside Superstore on Friday, April 8 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. CT. The Superstore is located outside Gates 4 and 5, behind the TMS Frontstretch.www.jayski.com
Saturday, April 9:
RaceDay University at Texas Motor Speedway appearance schedule
2:15PM Uncle Si (Duck Commander Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty)
2:40PM Ryan Newman
3:05PM Kevin Harvick
3:30PM Clint Bowyer
Ticket to race is required, more info at texasmotorspeedway.com www.jayski.com
Drivers scheduled to appear at a Q&A session at the Team Chevy Racing Display between gates 6 & 7 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 9:
3:05 pm: Danica Patrick
3:20 pm: Kurt Busch
SPEED Stage Location: (Located near Gate 3 on the Midway) LOOK FOR THE SPEED TOWER!
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DRIVING SCHOOLS
5 different driving schools at TMS MORE
Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame
The Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame (TMHOF) will honor outstanding performers in Texas racing, from NASCAR to the IndyCar Series, pit crews to drag racers. All proceeds from the Hall of Fame will benefit the children at Happy Hill Farm, a residential school for at-risk kids in Granbury, Texas, in association with Speedway Children’s Charities.
The Hall is housed near the South Tunnel at Texas Motor Speedway and is open year-round to visitors.
Texas Alliance of Raceway Ministries
The group provides invocations for the races, golf cart rides for handicapped camping fans, chaplains who assist with Emergency Management Services (EMS) calls, and a wide range of activities for fans in the campgrounds.
TxARM provides chapel services, children's carnivals, "pinewood derby racing", music, horse shoe tournament and a hospitality tent where fans can just hang out located just east of Lone Star Circle, outside the raceway, off Turn 3, near Gate 11, between Elliott Drive and Row Q,.
For a schedule of activities for the Dickies 500 race weekend, go to www.txarm.org or contact chairman, Dr. Roger Marsh at (940) 367-4940.
TEXAS RACEWAY MINISTRIES'
Lone Star Circle Campground site is located just east of Lone Star Circle, outside the raceway, off Turn 3, near Gate 11, between Elliott Drive and Row Q. Raceway Ministries' West Side Site is located outside Victory Circle between Petty Place and Andretti Avenue.
NON RACE STUFF TO DO
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall located at 1720 Gendy Street honors and documents the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West. Your ticket to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame includes admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hands-on exhibits, the very first children's museum in Texas. Also there is a planetarium and an IMAX domed theater.
In Dallas there is The Texas Book Depository and Museum. The Sixth Floor Museum is located at Dealey Plaza 411 Elm Street, Suite 120 Dallas. They have sections on The Early 1960's, The Corner Window where the shots were fired and the Investigations among others.
The Fort Worth Botanical Garden has over 2,500 species of plants, and twenty-one specialty gardens. It situated on one hundred nine lush acres that offer vibrant colors amidst the mesmerizing interplay of dappled light and shade. Located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth.
At the Vintage Flying Museum are twenty aircraft on exhibit including several which are extremely rare and historic. The Museum is located at the South End of Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Make sure to see “Chuckie” one of the few remaining flying B-17’s in the world.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth showcases masterworks of modern and contemporary American and European art from 1945 to the present, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography.
National Cowboys of Color Museum in Fort Worth acknowledges the contributions of Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans in the settlement of the Western American Frontier. There are several featured exhibits such as the Tuskgee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers.
The Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked as the No.1 attraction in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and No.19 among the "50 Overall Top-Rated Attractions" in the entire United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Guide. Don’t miss Texas Wild!, an 8-acre exhibit that takes you on a spectacular journey through the various regions on the Lone Star State.
UPDATE FROM Mona S. Springfield, MO (thanks Mona)
THE PLACE TO GO: FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS:
On Friday nights we always go down to the FT Worth Stockyards. There are great places to eat and always lots of race fans.
(You go thru the stock yards to get to Sundance Square 512 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-3907 Phone: (817)339-7777 where the Chevy Thunder is held)
This is only about 20-30 min from the track (depending on traffic) when you exit the track from Petty drive, turn Left and follow the road to the Stockyards. (This is also a great back way into the track to avoid the heavy highway traffic. This is hwy 156, it's a 2 lane road but we have never had any trouble with heavy traffic. This hwy is East of I-35 and runs parallel to the interstate)
Billy Bob's Texas (worlds largest Honky Tonk) 2520 Rodeo Plz Fort Worth, TX 76106-8208 Phone: (817)589-1711 they always have great concerts going on during race week and often driver appearances. 2 lg dance floors. If you love country music this is the place. (Bobby Labonte has been here several times to sign) http://www.billybobstexas.com (THANKS JAY!)
Cowtown Coliseum 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76106-8211Phone: (817)625-1025 (Legendary landmark built in 1908, Live rodeo every weekend yr round.) I met Mike Wallace there this yr. Also Jeff Hammond was there. So the drivers go and hang out.
Stockyards Museum 131 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76106-8212 Phone (817)625-5087 and Stockyard Station 140 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76106-8203Phone: (817)625-9715
We always eat at Cattlemen's Steak House. 2458 N Main St Fort Worth, TX 76106-8500
Phone: (817)624-3945 (also in the stockyards.) (My mouth is watering just thinking about it) Great service, GREAT food. If you don't like beef you won't like it, cause they don't serve a lot of other stuff. Expect to pay about $20 per person, not including alcohol. Mike Wallace and crew ate every night here this year. Cattlemen's was an associate sponsor of his Busch Car. This was our 5th yr eating there and we have always seen, race teams, crew chiefs or owners, or drivers here.
We waited in line the first yr, with 3 of DEI's big guys, Ty Norris, Don Hawk and another guy I can't remember who it was. Oh yes, the only down side is we have waited as long as 2 hrs for a table, but we waited with the DEI guys. Get there early and it's not bad, after 7p and you will wait.
All of the above are within easy walking distance of each other. We park in a lot and spend the evening there.
SPEED TV'S TRACKSIDE
SPEEDTV stage located between trun 4 and start finsih line behind grandstands.
WHAT YOU CAN BRING INTO THE TMS GRANDSTANDS.
Any cooler as long as it measures no larger than 14" X 14" X 14" and contain no glass. Only one cooler per ticket holder in the grandstands. Seating at some events may not allow coolers in the stands.
OTHER SPEEDWAY INFO
Brookshire’s grocery store
Brookshire’s, the Official Grocery Store of Texas Motor Speedway, is bringing its show – and shelves – on the road. Located in the outside Workhorse Custom Chassis Campground.
Ice Sales There are two locations. A Reddy Ice truck is located in the speedway infield by the south concession stand near Turn 1. The second Reddy Ice location is in the east campgrounds area by Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway on Mark Martin Drive – a balloon floating 30 feet in the air will mark the location.
Lost and found
Contact a speedway security representative, and they will direct you to the lost and found, which is located at the security trailer across from the South Tunnel at the corner of Lone Star Circle and Allison Avenue during events. After an event, all lost and found items are transferred to the TMS Operations Department's office.
Nationwide Insurance Bus/Shuttle Services
The Nationwide On Your Side Ride runs on Lone Star Circle around the 1.5-mile
superspeeedway and make stops at Gates 2, 4, 6 and 10. Fans may also utilize speedway busses from the Workhorse Outside Reserved Campgrounds to Gate 1.
Nationwide On Your Side information stations will be located at Gates 2 and 6 during race week, providing a rest area for fans to take a break and get information about the speedway.
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PARKING
General Parking - On race days, all general parking is free. VIP Parking may be purchased in advance through the Speedway Main Ticket Office at (817) 215-8500.
Daily VIP Parking Available
Express Parking available
FROM RANDY: Disabled I was a ticket holder for 4 years at Texas Motor Speedway.
I have a manual wheelchair and drive my own car. I can not walk no matter how much I wish. In my race experience at Texas was very disappointing. The wheel chair space that I had was next to a 2nd spot. The guy that held season tickets as I did was instructed that since he didn't have a disability that he would need to bring a lawn chair as no bench was at the location he purchased. He didn't care he was close to his friends.
Then all of the spots in the parking lot were taken by the rear view mirror hanging placards. Seems that if you are handicapped the person would have license plate.
Not all of the handicap seat locations were full at Texas. I usually parked in the VIP area which is about 10 rows out or close to the end of the paved parking area.
By the time I got to the track entrance I was muddy and worn out physically. Pushing the chair up a sloped parking lot.
Gate openings – Various gates will be open each day for fans to access the facility. The following is the schedule with opening times and gates available that day: Thursday (10:30 a.m., Gate 4), Friday (11 a.m., Gates 1 through 8, 11 and North Tunnel), Saturday (10 a.m., Gates 1 through 8, 11 and North Tunnel), Sunday (9 a.m., all gates open). The South infield tunnel is open 24 hours for pedestrian traffic.
NEW PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE BRIDGE
The six-month clover-leaf bridge project was recently completed and is expected to greatly improve traffic flow for both pedestrians and fans at the entrance of the South Tunnel. The new setup will alter the traditional traffic paths so please pay attention to the signs and traffic police in the area.
This promenade, located in front of gates 1-7, is a fan destination featuring rows of race displays, souvenirs and concessions. The area, which is two-thirds of a mile in length, has been widened to 70 feet is now completely closed to any type of non-pedestrian traffic.
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE FAN ASSISTANCE
Nationwide Insurance will again provide special fan trams, but the program has been improved with a designated tram lane and the trams making the complete loop around the inner-ring road. Look for the fan assistance pick-up signs.
FROM RACEMAMA: I did not see on any of the maps where the tram stops are located. If it is like Bruton's other tracks they will be well marked.
ATM Machines – Bank of America will have 14 ATM machines at various locations throughout the property. All gates on the frontstretch (1-7), the infield café, Gate 10 on the backstretch and The Speedway Club will all house ATM locations.
Campground busses – Texas Motor Speedway has purchased 11 city-style buses to further accommodate fans who are traveling from the campground areas to the speedway throughout the race weekend. The 40-seat buses will complement the Nationwide Insurance service that assists fans near the parking and inner ring road areas.
The superspeedway Will Call window is located at Gate 4. Only tickets for that day’s event that have been purchased directly through our ticket office or Ticketmaster are available for pick up at Will Call. Prior to event day, tickets may be picked up at the Speedway Main Ticket Office. No outside Will Call may be left at any ticket booth.
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Fans with Disabilities
Texas Motor Speedway seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations and seating.
Handicap Parking spaces exist on the front rows of the Express Lot, Crystal Lot Speedway Club, VIP/PSL Lot and the backstretch Dirt Track parking lot. These spaces, like most public parking areas, are for Handicap Individuals ONLY and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Access to these areas requires a Certified Handicap Placard that is displayed prominently on the vehicle for inspection, and must be assigned to one of the occupants of the vehicle being parked.
Vehicles desiring access to the Express Lot, Crystal Lot and Speedway Club Handicap parking spaces must have the appropriate credential for entry into these areas. VIP/PSL and Dirt Track parking areas will accommodate general Handicap Parking needs when lots have been opened for public access.
Once all marked spaces have been filled, Handicap Patrons will be allowed to park anywhere within the VIP/PSL parking area in space available. Police personnel assigned to monitor marked Handicap parking areas will be issuing City Citations to those found in violation.
For more information, contact the Ticket Office at 817-215-8500.
Nationwide On Your Side Golf Cart Rides
Each major race weekend there are multiple golf carts that give fans a ride anywhere on Speedway property. The carts are marked with blue canopies and have the Nationwide On Your Side logos. This is a FREE ride, just wave one down or stand under the Nationwide flag located at each gate entrance.
Chevy Thunder in Sundance Square Spring Race ONLY
Chevy Thunder Days at Sundance Square, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, TX.
More info at chevythunderdays.com