Oval: 1.5 miles
Width: 58 feet (minimum)
Turns: 750-foot radius
Banking: 24 degrees in turns, five degrees in straightaways
Frontstretch: 2,250 feet long
Backstretch: 1,330 feet long
Pit Road: 45 pit stalls for NASCAR Sprint Cup, 35 pit stalls for the IndyCar Series
Front Straightaway grandstand: 66 rows, 112,522. Includes: PSL seats (36,000 w/armrests); and Handicapped Seating (1,595- Row 28 at portal entrances)
Back straightaway grandstand: 12 rows, 9,855
Luxury Suites: 144 with seating for 9,992
Victory Lane Club Suites: 50 with seating for 3,152
Condominium Seating: 2,571
Infield Capacity: approximately 53,000
Grandstand Seating: 122,377
Total Permanent Seating: 138,122
Total Estimated Capacity: 191,122
660 total acres of parking
131 acres asphalt paved — 20,000 spaces
464 acres gravel paving — 52,600 spaces
65 acres grass — 7,400 spaces
Bus spaces — 300 paved
Handicap parking — Available on frontstretch outside Gates 2-3; backstretch outside Gates 9 and 10
Reserved: Approximately 6,800 spaces — 1,000 infield; 4,700 Turn 3; 1,100 tent sites
Unreserved: 1,000 (available for NASCAR Sprint Cup events only)
Burnout Alley: 67 spaces (located along the backstretch)
Time Warner Victory Lane Broadcast Center: 2,900 square feet on two levels
Samsung Media Center: Total of 2,232 square feet
Deadline Room: 63′ X 48′
Victory Theater: 33′ X 47′
Goodyear Building: 2,013 square feet
Cafeteria: 5,103 square feet
NASCAR Sprint Cup Garage: 22,272 square feet
IndyCar Series/ NASCAR Nationwide Series Garage: 22,272 square feet
Hospitality Village: 477,480 square feet
North Tunnel to Infield: Two lanes. Each lane is 12′ wide by 8.5′ high. Both lanes designated for vehicle use.
South Tunnel to Infield: Three lanes. Each lane is 12′ wide by 13.5′ high. Two lanes designated for vehicles, RV’s and transporters; one designated for pedestrians.
Entrances/Exits: Frontstretch, Gates 1-7; South Tunnel/Infield, Gate 8; Backstretch, Gates 9-11 and North Tunnel
Women’s Restrooms: 1,656
Men’s Restrooms: 843
Concession Buildings: 24
Souvenir Buildings: 23
Infield Care Center: One
Infield Road Course (4 course variations)
1 — 2.324 miles
2 — 1.07 miles
3 — .7 miles
4 — .5 miles
Pit road length: 800 feet
Road width: 35 feet — 40 feet
Turns: 8 to 15 depending on variation
Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway
Oval: 1/5 mile, asphalt surface
Seating: 1,448 permanent seats
Banking: 12 degrees
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
Oval: .4 mile, clay surface
Banking: 12 degrees
Straightaway: 70 feet wide
Corners: 80 feet wide
Luxury Suites: 14 with seating for 308
Unique Lap Counter: Texas Motor Speedway is the first speedway ever to display the laps in the race counting down AND also counting up. Two separate panels on the scoring tower in different colored lights indicate how many laps are left in the race and also how many laps have been run in the event.
How Enlightening: Texas Motor Speedway has enough permanent lighting to illuminate 11 NFL stadiums — an average of 2,000,000 watts for a nighttime event. A standard household plug is 120 volts — the speedway lights run on 480 volts each.
By the Numbers: Approximately 60,000 — 70,000 vehicles are parked on speedway property for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. A Cup race will also see 30,000 — 40,000 fans camping on the speedway grounds.
Best Supporting Role: There are a total of 400 concrete columns and 600 concrete piers supporting the facility.
Recycling Riches: The front grandstand is constructed of 2 million pounds of aluminum and 15,000 tons of steel. The aluminum used could produce 61 million Coca-Cola cans.
Dirty Work: During original construction, workers moved more than 4,000,000 cubic yards of dirt at the speedway.
Hot Diggity Dog: In one year, enough hot dogs are sold to go around the 1.5-mile oval six times, that’s nine miles!
Patty Pillar: If all the hamburgers served in one year at the speedway were stacked, it would be taller than a 74-story building.
Make a Splash: Enough Coca-Cola, Dasani water, coffee and hot chocolate are consumed each year at the races to fill the 34,000-gallon Texas-shaped pool at Lone Star Tower Clubhouse.
The Big Show: Four Cowboys Stadiums will fit in the infield of Texas Motor Speedway! (texasmotorspeedway.com)
I looked it up so that you wouldn’t have to!
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