Texas Motor Speedway Dickies 500 events and driver appearances (all times Central)
Here are some events to plan for as the Dickies 500 weekend (Nov. 5-8) at Texas Motor Speedway gets closer.
Speedway Children’s Charities events
Beretta Celebrity Clay Shoot, Nov. 5
Ross Perot Jr.’s Circle T Ranch, Texas 114 at Trophy Club, Westlake, Texas
Sponsored teams will pair with local and national celebrities and NASCAR personalities for the fifth annual event. Sponsorship opportunities (that include the clay shoot) start at $5,000. For more information, visit http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/events/beretta_celebrity_clay_shoot_presented_by_coors_/
AutoTrader.com Sam Hornish Jr. Celebrity Bowling Tournament, Nov. 5
Main Event, Grapevine, Texas
Event begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored teams ($2,500 for lane sponsorship) will be paired with a celebrity guest. Bowling begins at 7:45 p.m.
This year fans can watch the bowling action when they purchase a $20 Public Viewing Area pass. The pass also includes a $10 Main Event fun card and unlimited game play for that evening. Visit http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/events/sam_hornish_celebrity_jr_bowling_tournament/ or call 817-215-8564 for information about lane sponsorship packages. Visit www.scctexas.org for more info about the Public Viewing Area passes.
Texas Motor Speedway Track Walk, Nov. 7
Walk begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the O’Reilly Challenge Nationwide Series race. NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Joey Logano is scheduled to walk with fans. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the track. Children 16 and under can walk for free. On-site registration times are: 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Visit http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/events/texas_motor_speedway_track_walk/ for more information.
Live NASCAR Memorabilia Auction, Nov. 7
Texas Motor Speedway Hospitality Village
Event begins immediately after the O’Reilly Challenge Nationwide Series race. Auction is open to the public.
Visit http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/events/live_nascar_memorabilia_auction_44118/ for more information.
Track events/contests/hospitality packages
Win a trip to the NASCAR Sprint Cup awards ceremony
Texas Motor Speedway will give one fan the chance to attend the Sprint Cup awards ceremony this year in Las Vegas. The ceremony, scheduled for Dec. 4 at Wynn Las Vegas, will be open to a limited group of fans this year. The TMS prize includes two tickets to the ceremony, airfare, transportation and hotel accommodations. Fans can register online from Nov. 2-11 at www.texasmotorspeedway.com or at select kiosks located on the souvenir midway during the Dickies 500 weekend.
Race car rides, Nov. 7, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Texas Motor Speedway along with Team Texas High Performance Driving School will be giving race car rides around TMS. Cost is $150 per person. Call 817-215-8593 for more details and to reserve your spot. A limited number of tickets are available. Must be at least 16 years old. Schedule and weather permitting.
Time Warner Cable Pit Stop Pavilion pass, Village of Champions
Pass includes access to an exclusive Q&A session with Jeff Gordon, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch in the Time Warner Cable pavilion, and a VIP pit pass with pre-race access to pit road for the Dickies 500 on Nov. 8. Combo packages include the pass and a Dickies 500 frontstretch ticket for $199. Fans that already have a race ticket can purchase the Time Warner pass for $149. To purchase the passes, call the TMS ticket office at 817-215-8500.
Media partner bus packages
Texas Motor Speedway has partnered with local and regional media outlets to provide bus trips departing from Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tyler/Longview, Ennis, Weatherford, Hillsboro and Ardmore, Okla.
Each bus trip consists of round-trip motorcoach transportation to Texas Motor Speedway, VIP pit tour, complimentary food and beverage, and a frontstretch ticket for $159.
Media partners 98.7 KLUV(DFW), The Oklahoman & wimgo.com (Oklahoma City), 105.7 KYKX (Tyler/Longview), 106.9 KRVF (Ennis), 95.9 KFWR (Weatherford), 92.1 KTFW (Hillsboro) and 95.7 KKAJ, 92.7 KTRX, 107.1 KYNZ and 1240 KVSO (Ardmore, Okla.) will facilitate the bus trips from each location.
For more information about departures from each respective location, visit the media partners’ websites or contact the TMS ticket office at 817-215-8500.
Victory Lane Express
The Victory Lane Express bus service from Fort Worth to Texas Motor Speedway will provide race fans with economical roundtrip service for the Sprint Cup Dickies 500 on Nov. 8 and the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Challenge on Nov. 7.
The Victory Lane Express will offer fans roundtrip transportation from the Tarrant County Community College Northwest Campus to the speedway for $10 per person. Drop off and pickup at the speedway will be in the facility’s bus lot located adjacent to Highway 114 that allows for expedited service. Departures from the college will begin at 8 a.m. on race days and end at 10 a.m. Busses will begin returning 30 minutes after the race ends with the last bus running 90 minutes after the checkered flag.
For more information on the Victory Lane Express, call 817-215-8600 or visit www.the-t.com.
David Ragan, Nov. 5, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Ragan is scheduled to appear at the Discount Tire store at 2405 Grapevine Mills Circle in Grapevine.
NASCAR artist Sam Bass, Nov. 6, 10-11 a.m.
Bass will be signing limited-edition prints of the Dickies 500 program cover inside the Speedway World Gift Shop located at the TMS ticket office. The signed posters will be available to the first 200 fans that purchase $25 or more in merchandise/tickets at gift shop.