Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of Fort Worth, Texas… the portion located in Denton County, Texas.
I was working at the Inaugural Race at TMS. It took us 3 hours to get off of track property because of the rain and traffic. What a day.
When you first arrive at Texas Motor Speedway, you usually go to the credentials office to pick up your pass for the race.
A friend I used to work with in motorsports always got me a ‘Hot Pass’ for the Garage and Pit Area. It’s the best way to go to a race.
The track and parking sit on 1,500 acres.
There’s a North and a South Tunnel to get to the Infield.
Here’s what it looks like coming out of the South Tunnel.
This is a Before Shot.
And here is a little later on.
This is during the race.
Sometimes I got rides in the Pace Car prior to Race Day.
The Blimp usually makes an appearance on Race Day.
The Garage Area is the Holy Grail, so to speak, for a lot of people.
The Texas Garage is 22,272 square feet large.
Texas Motor Speedway has 1,656 women’s restrooms and 843 men’s rooms.
Thousands of people go through the Garage Area over the course of a Race Weekend.
Here is a rarely seen shot of the inside row of the Garage Area.
A ‘Hot Pass’ allows you into this area also.
While the cars are practicing or racing, the garage is a ghost town.
This is a line of people on the fence without a Garage Pass. Millions want to get into the Garage Area and Pit Road during a race.
TMS has 24 Concession buildings and 23 Souvenir buildings.
The reconfigured track measures 1.44 miles with banked 20° in turns 1 and 2 and banked 24° in turns 3 and 4.
Here’s a robo-dinosaur they had to entertain the race fans prior to the race.
It demolished a car.
An interesting sight.
The Texas Infield has some of the craziest fans in NASCAR. See my post about it to see what I mean. Texas Motor Speedway Infield
I love seeing fans dress up for the race.
I always try to get a pic with the Pace Car, if I can.
I worked with Jeff Gordon’s team through Quaker State.
I even received a championship ring from Hendrick Motorsports. My Ring Collection
I’m always nice to the Gate Attendants. You never know when you might need their help.
My last photo is of me with Miss NASCAR.
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