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Texas Motor Speedway

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    The Red Bull Air Race is Coming to North Texas

    As insanely dangerous as the event sounds--it consists of flimsy-looking stunt planes weaving through a series of large pylons at 200-plus miles per hour--there has been only one crash in eight years of Red Bull Air Races. It happened in 2010 in Perth, Australia during a practice run when 36-year-ol ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Ten Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 20-26

    I'm not gonna lie, you guys, Robert Plant is one of my longtime idols, so anything below the blurb that Gavin Cleaver wrote below about him and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, is purely filler (KIDDING!). The important thing here is that Robert Plant is legend. He is coming to town. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Best Little Brewfest Hits Texas Motor Speedway This Saturday

    It's another beer festival. Are we getting tired of these? No! We're not! That was totally a loaded question. Beer festivals are a great chance to try new brews. Instead of investing five, seven or 10 dollars in a beer you're not sure you'll like, you get to dabble in different flavors, perhaps disc ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    April 12, 2013

    Jackalopes Spotted at the Texas Motor Speedway

    On the off chance that you're one of those NASCAR types, you should know there's some interesting new menu items that will be available at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Joel Pena, the executive chef at the race track is planning on doling out some serious bacon abuse. Cotton candy will be ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    February 14, 2013
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    December 20, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
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    March 7, 2012

    Derek Walker's Gone From Airwaves to Dirt Track

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. In 2009, KZPS-FM 92.5 fired Derek Walker from their promotions crew. Unfortunately, he was sorely misunderstood by the marketing department's then-head honcho, and was let go after going ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    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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    June 9, 2011
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    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    After Further Review, NASCAR Has Everything

    Wild weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. I saw girls in checkered-flag bikinis, monkeys selling programs, a rare pit-crew substitution and even a NASCAR fight. Delicious.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
    We Mean

    ​Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings. The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Puppy-Dog Grins, Chest-High Water and a New Perspective at This Weekend's Jailbreak Race

    Photos by Man O'The HourHordes this size and larger took off to run the Jailbreak every half hour for two long days this weekend.​The thing that people like me -- people who hate running -- say about running is that they don't do it unless they're being chased. But I'm not even sure that being cha ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 16, 2010

    Like The Cannonball Run. Only It's High School Students in Handmade Solar-Powered Cars.

    W.T. White Longhorn Solar CorpsQuetzalcoatl, both the sun god and the car three W.T. White students hope gets them 866 miles to Colorado​Beginning at 9 Sunday morning, three students from W.T. White High School will drive to Colorado in that very ride you see above: a $30,000, corporate-sponsor pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.4.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Thing that jumped out at me about Thursday night's Game 1 of the NBA Finals was how physical it was. The scrapping for loose balls. The intensity of picks. Just running through the lane witho ... More >>

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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

    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    Your Weekend Planner: Vacation Edition 6.5.09

    Hey, if Dale Hansen thinks it's a good time to skeedaddle, who am I to quarrel? Let's see, last summer I went to a river and a waterfall. This year ... Seattle. Yeah, that sounds about right. Temperatures in the 70s. Fish to eat. Coffee to smell (but not drink). A mountain to climb hike. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.15.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Of the Texas Rangers' hot start - they are 20-14 compared to 14-20 last year - the most amazing feat is pitcher Matt Harrison's back-to-back complete games. If you're looking for Nolan Ryan's st ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the deal ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Into the Heart of the Texas Motor Speedway Tailgates... I Lived It.

    Not exactly the type of skin we're used to on this blog, but intern Kelly was brave enough to meander through Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. Her report from the mayhem and mullets ...  I wearily ventured into the world of NASCAR last Friday, knowing I'd stick out like a sore thumb. Or w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Double, Double Your Refreshment

    Well, refreshment, maybe not. Double your fun, though, sure. Toil and trouble all you want. It's been a big week of twos here on City of Ate. A double dose of Veggie Girl, for instance. Two posts recapping the year's first quarter. We even had a couple items for the big race weekend at Texas Motor S ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    A Systematic, Somewhat Sane Ranking of the World's Most Athletic Sports

    Holding up my arm during this photo? 'Bout as athletic as Dale Earnhardt's driving.In this week's column in the dead tree version of Sportatorium I maintain that NASCAR drivers aren't athletes. Conversely, Texas Motor Speedway grand poobah Eddie Gossage counterpoints that not only are drivers ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    For $15,000, You Too Can Move Your RV Into TMS' Burnout Alley

    Texas Motor Speedway announced today it's ditching some 21,022 seats on the backstretch, which'll put the track's total number of butts allowed at right around 138,000. ESPN says it's because of "the economic recession that has affected most tracks which play host to NASCAR events." But TMS presiden ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Racin' to the Big Stage with Dale and Eddie

    Now Dale Jr. is a PepsiCo man. We still prefer Dr Pepper. For those so inclined, a full transcript of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s press conference yesterday at the Dallas Convention Center -- where, as predicted, he became a PepsiCo pitchman -- is available here. How long did this thing last, anyway? Becau ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Killer Cars and Trucks

    The Craftsman Truck Series hits the Speedway

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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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2006

    Loose Is Fast

    NASCAR invades North Texas

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    November 3, 2005
  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Chevy Speed Stampede, with Willie Nelson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, more

    Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, at Main Street and Griffin Street

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    July 3, 2003

    Contain Yourself

    Grow a good time

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    March 27, 2003

    Flag Team

    No contact doesn't mean no fun

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Road Warrior

    Texas Motor Speedway needed property to build a road. Someone forgot to tell the landowner.

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    August 30, 2001

    Medieval Empire

    At Hawkwood, participants can escape the daily grind -- but not NASCAR

  • Culture

    March 4, 1999

    Pickin' Cotton

    While Dallas fools around with the Olympics, the Cotton Bowl crumbles

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    A tale of two venues

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

  • News

    January 11, 1996
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