This weekend marks the first NASCAR race event of the year at theÂ Texas Motor SpeedwayÂ in Fort Worth. Practice starts Thursday, April 11, 2013. Tickets are available at the gate to preview top drivers. Friday and Saturday night's races will be under the lights, beginning as the sun is setting, 7:30PM and 6:30PM respectively. There is no race on Sunday, but many fans will stay for the full weekend of camping.
If you plan to attend the race, plan ahead and have a safe weekend. TMS offers travel packages complete with race tickets, hotel accommodations and round-trip motorcoach transportation.
If you are planning to travel near the TMS, avoid peak times and areas as traffic will beÂ severely congested.
Fort Worth Police Department recommends the following routes to minimize traffic congestion:
Please avoid the TMS area/roads unless you plan on going to the race.
So to all you race fans, enjoy the unique food, friendly crowds and, of course, "The Great American Speedway!" And those not going to make it to the race, make a note to enjoy the other side of North Texas this weekend.