The Chase for the Sprint Cup is down to the final three races, and Race #8 is the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, taking place this weekend, November 1st through 4th. Also on the schedule for the weekend: the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
Texas Motor Speedway, as said about all things in Texas, does up NASCAR big – fans won’t want to miss the No Limits Carnival, featuring midway rides, carnival food and games, and more. Ride tickets are $20 each day or $40 for a weekend pass; “twilight” tickets (after 8 p.m.) are just $10. A race ticket isn’t needed to get into the Carnival – find out more about it here.
Looking for the ultimate Sunday experience? Check out Raceday University on Sunday in the hospitality village. The package includes club level grandstand seating, a hospitality area with food and Coca-Cola products, guided pit tour, the pre-race concert with the Eli Young Band and question-and-answer sessions with NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Bobby Labonte (subject to change). Tickets are $199 (plus fees and taxas) – find out more here.
Gates open at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, with Truck Series practice beginning at 5 p.m. CT. On Friday, gates open at 11 a.m. CT, with Cup and Nationwide Series practice followed by Truck Series qualifying at 2:10 p.m. CT and Cup Series qualifying at 3:40 p.m. CT; the WinStar World Casino 350K for the Truck Series takes the green flag at 7 p.m. CT. On Saturday, gates open at 1 p.m. CT, with Cup Series practice followed by Nationwide Series qualifying at 3:05 p.m. CT and the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at 6:30 p.m. CT. On Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. CT, with the AAA Texas 500 going green at 2 p.m. CT.
Have questions about race weekend at Texas? Check out the 2012 Fan Guide here and answers to frequently asked questions here. For a list of driver appearances this weekend, click here.
Get your tickets now for the AAA Texas 500 weekend – individual days and weekend 4-packs are still available. Find out more about the weekend at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
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