Constructed in the 1990s, the Texas Motor Speedway quickly became one of the nation's top destinations for racing aficionados. This "Great American Speedway" has hosted all kinds of NASCAR and IndyCar events, and this year's schedule will include the exciting Nascar Sprint Cup Series - AAA Texas 500 on November 2. Before you head out to the races, read through the details in our extensive Texas Motor Speedway guide listed below.
Texas Motor Speedway Seating Information
Seating options are available on both the pit and backstretch areas of the track. The backstretch sections are signified by the letters "BL" on the map, with sections ranging from 201-228 and 301-328. The pit section offers both upper and lower levels, which are designated either by the letters "PU" or "PL." These sections range in number from 101-128, 129-149, 401-428, and 448-429. Keep in mind that in all of these sections, the lower numbers will be closer to the center of the stretch, while the higher numbers will be further towards the turns.
There are also two levels of suites above the frontstretch grandstands. This area--which runs from Turn 1 across most of the grandstands--has a strict dress code that prohibits any kind of tank or halter top, as well as athletic shorts and swimming suits. The Victory Lane Club also offers a series of options for suite seating in suites 4124-4148 and 4224-4248. The Speedway Club also offers seats in between turns 1 and 2.
Pit passes and admission to the No Limits Garage Party may be available for certain events as a separate listing. These typically do not include admission to the race. Be sure to read the "Notes" section for more details on each listing.
Texas Motor Speedway General Information
For most events, coolers are allowed, as long as they do not exceed 14 in. in any direction, and guests can bring plastic or aluminum containers, but no glass. Alcohol is generally allowed in the grandstand and infield sections on all race days. Keep in mind these rules do not apply to the suite level, where outside food and drink are expressly prohibited. Children of any age typically require a ticket for admission.
Texas Motor Speedway Camping Information
Camping is permitted in various designated areas surrounding the speedway, and in certain instances infield camping may be available in the area inside the track. Note that open flames are prohibited on speedway property, but charcoal and gas grills are typically allowed (except in the infield area during a race). Pets are permitted in the camping areas only but must be leashed. No personal golf carts, ATVs, swimming pools, live bands, or stages are allowed on the grounds. A universal noise curfew goes into effect at 1 a.m. local time in general campgrounds, or 10 p.m. if staying in the family camping areas.
Texas Motor Speedway Parking Information
The majority of parking spaces in lots at the Texas Motor Speedway are available free of charge, but there may be closer VIP options available for a fee. Overnight parking is prohibited in the venue lots.
Texas Motor Speedway Gate Times
Gates at the Texas Motor Speedway typically open several hours before the races begin; however, the time will vary with each event. Be sure to check with the venue in the weeks before Nascar Sprint Cup Series - AAA Texas 500.
Texas Motor Speedway Accessibility
In general, the venue box office can accommodate most guests, but they typically ask for ample notice to arrange any unique services. A variety of seating options are available throughout the speedway, and accessible parking is available in the Express, VIP/PSL, and backstretch Dirt Track lots, as well as in the Crystal Lots Speedway Club on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also complimentary golf cart shuttle services around the grounds.