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    March 10, 2014

    Hollywood is Suing to Shut Down Fort Worth's Talledega Nights-Inspired Breastaurant

    If you're feeling charitable, you might describe Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon and Restaurant, with its checkered flags and black-and-yellow stock car out front, as a loving, if unauthorized, homage to the 2006 Will Farrell/John C. Reilly film Talladega Nights. The breastaurant's parent company, strip c ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    March 4, 2013

    The NRA is Now Sponsoring the NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway, Because of Course they Are

    File this one under things we're surprised to learn didn't happen 50 years ago: the folks at Texas Motor Speedway announced today that the National Rifle Association -- as in the rabidly pro-gun lobbying group -- is now the title sponsor of the NASCAR race there this spring. But no. This is new. So ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    February 14, 2013
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    November 1, 2012
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    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    A Night at Devil's Bowl Speedway Gets Loud

    A grandfather and his granddaughter were fighting over the headphones. She couldn't have been more than five years old, but she was stubborn, and insisted she " ... would cover her ears with her hands the whole time." In an effort to prove the headphones were cool, the elder removed his Gun Barrel C ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    November 18, 2011

    It's Not Exactly the Return of the '84 Dallas Grand Prix. But Close. Only, Much Smaller Cars.

    A couple of days back a Friend of Unfair Park shot me a note: "Thought you might want a look at this, seems pretty exciting!" Below was this link, which takes you to something called the Texas Lone Star Grand Prix scheduled to take place March 17-18 at Fair Park -- which some of you may recall was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Calling All Sweethearts: Texas Motor Speedway Wants You

    ​We've got the Mavericks dancers, the Cowboys cheerleaders and now -- starting today -- tryouts to be one of Texas Motor Speedway's Great American Sweethearts. Like drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TMS is on the chase this summer, searching for the newest member of the Great American ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Slow and Steady 'Round the Texas Motor Speedway at the Winston Solar Car Challenge

    Photos by Rachel Parker, with a slide show here​Under the baking sky at the Texas Motor Speedway, a small, rotund man adjusted his straw hat and tightened his grip on a green flag nearly half as tall as he was. "Houston Lady Racers, you've got 30 seconds," he said to the high-school aged girls sur ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Tony Stewart at Texas Motor Speedway: Oops. And, Surprise, I Had Nothing to Do With It

    ​The bad news: Tony Stewart had a pit-road collision, was dinged for speeding and ran out of gas during Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The good news: Somehow he still managed to finish 12th. The better news: I had very little to do with any part of it. Yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Week of the Iguana -- And Other Stuff

    ​Here are two things you haven't tried: taco-flavored chips and iguana tamales. For that, we have you covered. For all the things you might have tried (ie. Crossroads Diner, The Speedway Club, the wonder of vegan baking), Dallas blogs are happy to expand. Read on. City of Ate For Decanter in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.5.10

      Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    One of the Saddest Stories You'll Ever Read

    ​Your bucket list should never include kicking the bucket. An 87-year-old World War II Navy vet was being honored for his generous blood donations out at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend when an accident on the track resulted in his death. Don Krusemark was a passenger in a corvette -- p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Not only should Dirk Nowitzki be on the first-team All-NBA squad and a legit MVP candidate, he'll be unstoppable against the Spurs. San Antonio has its nucleus back - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Governor Rick Perry Has a Pistol And, Far as You Know, He Knows How to Use It

    Rachel Parker​You're probably well aware that the Texas Motor Speedway's open for business this weekend, culminating with the running of the NSCS Samsung Mobile 500 at 2 p.m. Sunday. And if you're not, well, no matter -- this photo of Governor Rick Perry, snapped by our Rachel Parker yesterday du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Let's Put an End to the Madness, Shall We?

    ​Long after Tiger Woods stops talking and the Texas Rangers have finished beating the Toronto Blue Jays, March Madness will finally end tonight at 8 when Butler plays Duke for the National Championship. (Smells like a Duke blowout to me.) Show of hands: Whose bracket has Butler in the final g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Gentlemen, Start Your ... 7-10 Splits?

    ​For those of you - both of you - not consumed by Cowboys-Eagles this weekend, NASCAR comes to town in the form of the Dickie's 500 Sunday at.Texas Motor Speedway. Driving. Racing. Wreckin'. Watching. Drinking. Eating. Bowling? It's the events surrounding the race that actually make NASC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Foreigner Loves Texas Motor Speedway, Apparently

    Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that, go figure, it looks like Foreigner has kinda, sorta, maybe named its upcoming three-disc release, Can't Slow Down, as a nod to Texas Motor Speedway, where the band played its first NASCAR gig.Either that or the band's just playing... w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Remain Official Home of NASCAR/Texas Motor Speedway

    Today in the 5 o'clock hour 105.3 The Fan will announce a new five-year contract extending its exclusive partnership as the official radio home of NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway through 2013. As part of the new agreement, The Fan will broadcast live all seven major racing events held annually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Mike Davis

    Davis is kinda like Richard Petty or the New York Yankees, at least in the world of competitive barbecue.Since he began working the pit in 1994, this Marietta, Oklahoma, native has claimed 66 grand champion titles, including last year's World BBQ Cook Off in Munich. He's even featured on the cover o ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Insert Lame Puck Pun Here

    We here at City of Ate don't consider celebrity chefs swoon-worthy. MotoGP riders yes, chefs--hell, line cooks do the work. And when they appoint one of their protoges to their name...

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    August 1, 2008
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    June 16, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    And, It Has a Three-Car Garage

    Courtesy North Dallas realtor Lydia Player, we find today the perfect homestead for the race-car fanatic for whom the thought of living anywhere but within spitting distance of the Texas Motor Speedway is unbearable. For some $1.3 million, you can move right into a 1,600-square foot condo perched hi ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Excitebike 2008

    Motocross hits Texas Stadium

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    September 24, 2007

    The Havoc of Force

    Mark Stuertz John Force lights a nifty burnout before a qualifying run on Saturday. One day later, his car was cut in half, and Force was in the hospital. You could see who had the Force just by wandering through the pits. While there was a small swell around Tommy Johnson’s Skoal funny car and a ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007
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    June 6, 2007

    Well, Shit, That Looks Familar

    At left, the cover of the Observer two weeks ago. At right, today's Sports Day in The Dallas Morning News. Yeah, we know -- these things happen. And, no doubt about it, Jeff Milburn -- who, this very Friday, takes his tiny NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team out to the TMS for the Sam's Town 400 -- i ... More >>

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    February 1, 2007

    Trucked Up

    Reunion hosts a Monster Jam

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    November 6, 2006

    Kinky Pickup

    The real amusing thing about the weekend's Silverado 350 Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway wasn't that rookie trucker chick Erin Crocker blew an engine on the first lap. Or that checker flag-grabber Clint Boyer led for 103 of the race's 148 laps, dueling ferociously with Nextel Cup ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006
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    August 22, 2006

    The Last Slice (?) of Bama Pie

    The reason the Bama Pie isn't a museum yet? Red tape. That's what Dallas' Only Daily says. OK. Cool. I hoped--no, prayed--our August 2 posting on the Bama Pie building would be our last; we've spilled a lot of virtual ink on the $364,000 project that's got zero to show for itself at this late date, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Cowboys in Third Place!

    Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach's Hall of Fame Racing team finally broke through on the NASCAR circuit yesterday. Wonder how Quincy Carter's racing team's doing. On the football field, that would be disastrous news. But on the NASCAR track, it's a breath of better-late-than-never air. Giving hope to ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    200 mph T-bone

    Steak house announces deal with NASCAR

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    April 14, 2005

    New Moves

    Tripsichore strikes a pose

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Fast Times at MotorSport Ranch

    Jack Farr's performance-car playground redefines the country club

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    October 14, 2004
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    April 15, 2004

    Sky High

    Supercross riders make leaps of faith--or craziness

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Where the Rubber Leaves the Road...

    ...and flesh sometimes meets the pavement, stunt bikers look to go legit

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Flag Team

    No contact doesn't mean no fun

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    August 22, 2002

    Take a Gamble for Charity

    Big Brothers Big Sisters shows its poker face

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Round and Round

    Why do NASCAR drivers go fast in circles? Cuz they're all insane.

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    October 8, 1998
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    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    A tale of two venues

    The difference between the Stones' two area appearances was more setting than set list

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