Texas Motor Speedway

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Texas Motor Speedway
The Great American Speedway
NASCARNEXTELCupFieldTexasMotorSpeedway.jpg
Location 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76177
Capacity 191,122 (NASCAR & IndyCar)
Owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Operator Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Broke ground April 11, 1995
Opened February 29, 1996
Construction Cost $250 million USD
Former Names Texas International Raceway (1996)
Major Events NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Samsung Mobile 500
AAA Texas 500

NASCAR Nationwide Series
O'Reilly 300
O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
WinStar World Casino 400k
Longhorn 350K

IZOD IndyCar Series
Firestone Twin 275s

Quad-oval
Surface Asphalt
Circuit Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4
Banking Turns: 24°
Lap Record 0:22.542 (Paul Tracy, Team Green, 2001, Cart FedEx Championship Series)

Texas Motor Speedway is a racetrack in Fort Worth, Texas. It hosts two races a year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It first opened in 1996. Its layout is similar to the track layout of Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (which used to be known as Lowe's Motor Speedway).

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Statistics[change | change source]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Records[change | change source]

(As of 11/7/10)

Most Wins 3 Carl Edwards
Most Top 5s 8 Matt Kenseth
Most Top 10s 12 Mark Martin
Starts 20 4 Drivers
Poles 2 4 Drivers
Most Laps Completed 6359 Mark Martin
Most Laps Led 612 Greg Biffle
Avg. Start* 9.3 Jimmie Johnson
Avg. Finish 8.8 Denny Hamlin

* from minimum 10 starts.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Winners[change | change source]

Season Date Winning Driver Car # Sponsor Make Distance Avg Speed Margin of Victory
1997 April 6 Jeff Burton 99 Exide Batteries Ford Thunderbird 501 mi (806 km) 125.111 mph (201.347 km/h) 4.067 sec
1998 April 5 Mark Martin 6 Valvoline Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 136.771 mph (220.112 km/h) 0.573 sec
1999 March 28 Terry Labonte 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 501 mi (806 km) 144.276 mph (232.190 km/h) UC
2000 April 2 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 501 mi (806 km) 131.152 mph (211.069 km/h) 5.920 sec
2001 April 1 Dale Jarrett 88 UPS Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 141.804 mph (228.211 km/h) 0.73 sec
2002 April 8 Matt Kenseth 17 DeWalt Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 142.453 mph (229.256 km/h) 0.888 sec
2003 March 30 Ryan Newman 12 Alltel Dodge Intrepid 501 mi (806 km) 134.517 mph (216.484 km/h) 3.405 sec
2004 April 4 Elliott Sadler 38 M&Ms Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 145.358 mph (233.931 km/h) 0.028 sec
2005 April 17 Greg Biffle 16 Post-it/National Guard Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 130.055 mph (209.303 km/h) 3.244 sec
2005 November 6 Carl Edwards 99 Office Depot Ford Taurus 501 mi (806 km) 151.055 mph (243.099 km/h) 0.584 sec
2006 April 9 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger 501 mi (806 km) 137.943 mph (221.998 km/h) 5.229 sec
2006 November 5 Tony Stewart 20 Home Depot Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 508.5* mi 134.891 mph (217.086 km/h) 0.272 sec
2007 April 15 Jeff Burton 31 Prilosec OTC Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 501 mi (806 km) 143.359 mph (230.714 km/h) 0.410 sec
2007 November 4 Jimmie Johnson 48 Lowes/Kobalt Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 501 mi (806 km) 131.219 mph (211.177 km/h) 0.944 sec
2008 April 6 Carl Edwards 99 Aflac Ford Fusion 508.5* mi 144.814 mph (233.056 km/h) 0.399 sec
2008 November 2 Carl Edwards 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion 500 mi (800 km) 144.814 mph (233.056 km/h) 8.310 sec
2009 April 5 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont/National Guard GED Plus Chevrolet Impala SS 500 mi (800 km) 146.372 mph (235.563 km/h) 0.378 sec
2009 November 8 Kurt Busch 2 Miller Lite Operation Home Front Dodge Charger 500 mi (800 km) 146.372 mph (235.563 km/h) 25.686 sec
2010 April 19 Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry 500 mi (800 km) 146.23 mph (235.334 km/h) 0.152 sec
2010 November 7 Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry 501 mi (806 km) 140.456 mph (226.042 km/h) 0.488 sec
2011 April 9 Matt Kenseth 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion 501 mi (806 km) 8.315 sec

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