This website is an online resource for NASCAR enthusiasts, so if you have a great picture of Texas Motor Speedway, send it to us for inclusion here. Send us your track stories as well.
Texas Motor Speedway is located in the northernmostpart of Fort Worth. The track measures 1.5 miles around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the quad-oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. It is an extremely fast track featuring wide-open racing.
Going to Texas Motor Speedway? Then read this fantastic guide by Melissa Young.
NascarCamping.com has just finished the fundraising drive for our first ever NASCAR Foundation Track Walk. We're thrilled to announce that we won first place in the overall fundraising competition between various groups.
For this, we extend a heartfelt thanks to all Fellow Campers who donated money to this great cause. We're waiting to see if NASCAR will post details on their site too, so we can link to it and share the good news. We're also looking at posting our own 'Hall of Fame' listing the contributors and the amounts they donated.
We also want to thank Melissa Young (bigolepig) for spearheading this project at Texas Motor Speedway and organizing it from start to finish. Melissa, without you this would never have happened. What we need her to now do is clone herself and take her little 'pig feet' all over the country so that she can work the same magic at each track that's hosting a walk this year.
Having said that, however, we're realists and know that it's not possible. So we're challenging ALL OF YOU to step up and organize teams for the other NASCAR Foundation Track Walks. There's a lot we can collectively do for this cause: as Melissa said, if all of our regular forum members contributed $5.00, we'd raise $1500 at each walk!!
The NASCAR Foundation Track Walks are a perfect official charity of choice for us as a group. It gives us the chance to meet in person, deepen friendships that have already grown strong online, and raise money for an excellent cause.
Imagine going to a race with this kind of purpose in mind: not just to watch the cars and revel in the speed, but also to make a difference in someone else's life. As I've always said, making a difference in someone's life is truly the meaning of life. We have the power to do this, so let's do it!
-Chris Ecklund a.k.a. Mr. Camping
Below are some photos and a fantastic video of Melissa receiving the praise she so richly deserves!