Texas Motor Speedway
Location 3545 Lone Star Circle
Fort Worth, Texas 76177
Capacity 191,122
Owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Opened 1996
Major events Sprint Cup Series
Duck Commander 500
AAA Texas 500
Xfinity Series
O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
Camping World Truck Series
WinStar World Casino & Resort 400
WinStar World Casino & Resort 350
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Surface Asphalt
Banking Turns: 24°

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas]. The track layout is very similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The track measures 1.5 miles around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the quad-oval design, where the front straghtaway juts outward slightly. The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.], the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-tracks Bristol and New Hampshire Motor Speedways, tri-oval Kentucky Speedway, and road course Sonoma Raceway.

Based on qualifying speeds in 2004 and 2005, the Texas Motor Speedway was once considered the fastest non-restrictor plate track on the NASCAR circuit, with qualifying speeds in excess of 192 mph and corner entry speeds over 200 mph. However, as the tracks' respective racing surfaces continue to wear, qualifying speeds at Atlanta have become consistently faster than at Texas (2005 and 2006).

Texas Motor Speedway is home to two NASCAR Sprint Cup races: the Duck Commander 500 and the AAA Texas 500, as well as two Nationwide Series Races, and the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 and the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge.

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Past NASCAR Sprint Cup WinnersEdit

Year Driver Started Car # Owner Make
1997 Jeff Burton 5 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1998 Mark Martin 7 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1999 Terry Labonte 4 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2000 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4 8 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
2001 Dale Jarrett 3 88 Yates Racing Ford
2002 Matt Kenseth 31 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2003 Ryan Newman 3 12 Penske Racing Dodge
2004 Elliott Sadler 19 38 Yates Racing Ford
2005 Greg Biffle 5 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2005 Carl Edwards 30 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2006 Kasey Kahne 1 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge
2006 Tony Stewart 8 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2007 Jeff Burton 2 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2007 Jimmie Johnson 8 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2008 Carl Edwards 2 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2008 Carl Edwards 16 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2009 Jeff Gordon 2 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2009 Kurt Busch 3 2 Penske Racing Dodge
2010 Denny Hamlin 29 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2010 Denny Hamlin 30 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2011 Matt Kenseth 4 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2011 Tony Stewart 5 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet

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