Samsung Mobile 500 weekend schedule, events and driver appearances
(all times Central)
Events and driver appearances scheduled for the Samsung Mobile 500 weekend (April 15-18) at Texas Motor Speedway. For tickets, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call 817-215-8500.
UPDATED April 14
Weekend on-track schedule (courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway)
Note: For a more complete schedule, including campground access, credential office hours and Hot Pass restrictions, go to www.texasmotorspeedway.com
12:30 p.m. Gate 4 opens
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ARCA final practice
4:30 p.m. ARCA qualifying
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide practice
7:15 p.m. Gates 3, 4 and 5 open for Fandango
7:30 p.m. Fandango (season-ticket holder event)
9:30 a.m. Gate 4 opens
9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice
11:30 a.m. Gates 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, North Tunnel, luxury suites and Victory Lane Club open
Noon – 1:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice
1:45 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying (all positions)
3:40 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying (TV: TBD)
6:30 p.m. ARCA Rattlesnake 150 (100 laps, 150 miles)
10 a.m. Gates 1-8, 11, North Tunnel, luxury suites and Victory Lane Club open
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice
12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup final practice
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (200 Laps, 300 Miles / TV: TBD, Radio: KRLD/105.3 FM)
Post Race Live NASCAR Memorabilia Auction benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities (location: Village of Champions)
6 p.m. Legends Races at Lil’ Texas 1/5 Mile
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Team Texas Race Car Rides
9 a.m. Legends Races at Lil' Texas 1/5 Mile
10 a.m. All gates open, luxury suites and Victory Lane Club open
Noon Pre-race show begins
12:30 p.m. Concert by Peter Frampton
2 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 (334 Laps, 501 Miles/TV: KDFW/Ch. 4, Radio: KRLD/105.3 FM)
*Schedule subject to change
Want to watch even more racing this weekend? Check out the Fort Worth and Dallas-area dirt track and dragway schedule here.
Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart, Office Depot, 1317 Texas 114 in Grapevine, 4 p.m. Wristbands are required and 700 (one per person) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. at the store on the day of the signing. Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5 p.m.
Nationwide Series driver Reed Sorenson, Dollar General, 1301 Highway 156, Haslet, 5-7 p.m.
ARCA driver Justin Marks, Redneck Heaven sports bar and grill, 2501 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Event details: In efforts to help raise funds for local heroes, 5 percent of all sales from 3 p.m.- 11 p.m. will be donated to the cause. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win a pit crew experience with Justin Marks, Win-Tron Racing and the President of Keep Our Heroes Safe for Friday night's ARCA Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Come out and listen to live music from Southern Chrome and say thank you to the men and women that help keep your community safe everyday.
Thursday, April 15
Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski and TV host Jeff Hammond, Discount Tire/America’s Tire Store, 2405 Grapevine Mills Circle, Grapevine, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Nationwide Series driver Eric McClure, Wal-Mart 800 S Hwy 81/287 Decatur, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Nationwide Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Citifinancial, 8436 Denton Highway, Watauga, noon; Citifinancial, 990 Highway 287 North, Mansfield, 1 p.m.
Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray, Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Event details: McMurray will compete against fans in an Outdoors Challenge (putting, casting and air rifle). Fans may register until 2 p.m. Thursday (April 15) at the store. Seventy-five people will be selected to compete at 2 p.m. Thursday, and you must be there when the names are revealed. Winners of preliminary events will compete against McMurray at 6 p.m. The winners in each discipline receive two all-access passes to Sunday’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sprint Cup driver Marcos Ambrose, Tom Thumb, 101 Trophy Lake Drive, Roanoke, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Miss Sprint Cup Paige, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 2 – 7 p.m.
Friday, April 16
Nationwide Series driver Eric McClure, Brookshire’s Tent, Texas Motor Speedway, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Miss Sprint Cup Monica, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, noon – 2:45 p.m.
Miss Sprint Cup Paige, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 2:45 – 6:30 p.m.
ARCA driver Nur Ali, Texas Motor Speedway showcar display near Gate 2 at TMS, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards, Walmart, 1732 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, 5:15-7 p.m. The first 200 people will receive a ticket.
Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier, Verizon 1400 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine, 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Sprint Cup driver Marcos Ambrose will judge a ‘Better Together Cook-Off’ at the trackside store at Texas Motor Speedway at 2 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend.
TV personality Paul Teutul Jr. (from "American Chopper"), Academy Sports and Outdoors, 5836 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 17
Miss Sprint Cup Monica, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier, Penske Racing souvenir trailer, Texas Motor Speedway midway, 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman, U.S. Army Interactive area, Texas Motor Speedway souvenir midway, fan Q&A session, 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Miss Sprint Cup Paige, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Miss Sprint Cup Monica, FanView Hauler at Texas Motor Speedway, noon - 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 18
Miss Sprint Cup Paige, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 8 - 10:45 a.m.
Sprint Cup driver Sam Hornish Jr., AAA display at Texas Motor Speedway souvenir midway, fan Q&A session, 9:55 a.m.- 10:10 a.m.
Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, interview with Miss Sprint Cup, 10-10:15 a.m.
Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers, Red Bull merchandise trailer, Texas Motor Speedway midway, 10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. *Tickets available at Vickers' merchandise trailer starting Saturday and early Sunday.
Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch, Miller Lite souvenir trailer, Texas Motor Speedway, 10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Tickets for autograph line will be given away at the trailer before the signing.
Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle will be hosting his first tweet-up this weekend in Texas at the 3M display at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Post-it. There will be a question and answer session as well as prizes for the fans in attendance.
Miss Sprint Cup Monica, Sprint Experience at Texas Motor Speedway, 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chevy Stage/Display lineup
15 minute question & answer session with each Sprint Cup driver. Display will be located between Gates 6 and 7 on the TMS souvenir midway.
Jeff Burton @ 9:40 a.m.
Juan Pablo Montoya @ 10:30 a.m.
Jimmie Johnson @ 11 a.m.
Ryan Newman @ 11 a.m.
Autograph Session with No. 29 Pit Crew @ 11:30 a.m.
Speed Stage activities
Visit the Speed Stage for live TV broadcasts and free fan activities all weekend long at Texas Motor Speedway. The Speed Stage will be located on the main souvenir midway on the TMS frontstretch.
11 a.m. NASCAR Live, hosted by John Roberts
2 p.m. NASCAR Smarts, with John Roberts, Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood
5:30 p.m. Trackside, hosted by Steve Byrnes, Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Darrell Waltrip
Scheduled special guests include Paul Menard and Scott Speed
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, hosted by John Roberts
12:15 p.m. NASCAR Live, hosted by John Roberts
7 p.m. Fast Track to Fame, Live Taping of Speed’s brand new show. Singers, dancers, comedians and more perform in front of judges, including Riki Rachtman, a former rock star and host of radio’s NASCAR 24/7; Hollywood talent manager Kathy L. Carter, and a guest judge. Hosted by Michael Waltrip and Fox’s Charissa Thompson
10 a.m. PRN up to SPEED, hosted by Doug Rice and Brad Gillie
11 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, hosted by John Roberts, Kenny Wallace, Kyle Petty, Wendy Venturini and Hermie Sadler
*Guests and schedule are subject to change. Check stage for updated times.
Speedway Children’s Charities events
For more information for all SCC events, visit www.scctexas.org
Hawk Electronics Gears & Greens Charity Golf Classic
Where: Trophy Club Country Club
Event schedule: Registration, gift salon and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.; awards dinner following the tournament
Event details: Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 to $600. Visit www.scctexas.org for details on what each sponsorship includes.
Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Where: The Grand Ballroom at Texas Motor Speedway, 7 p.m.
Event details: Opportunities begin at $1,200 a table or $150 a person. For more information, call 817-215-8421
Scott’s Turf Builder Cornhole Classic
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
Event details: The tournament will stretch over three days, with the championship match on Sunday, April 18. Teams can pre-register until April 13 (entry fee is $40 for team of two players) at www.scctexas.org. On-site registration will begin April 15 at Texas Motor Speedway on the souvenir midway outside Gate 2 from noon-6 p.m. Two 64-team, double-elimination qualifying tournaments are scheduled for April 16 at 2:30 p.m. and April 17 at 10 a.m. The top four teams in each qualifying tournament will advance to the championship tournament on April 18. The winners will receive $500, two suite tickets to November’s NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at TMS, a camping space in the Victory Circle Campground for the November NASCAR race weekend and a championship trophy. Each player in the tournament will receive a gift bag and t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. For more information, call 817-215-8421.
Live NASCAR Memorabilia Auction
Where: Village of Champions, Texas Motor Speedway
Event schedule: Auction will begin immediately following the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Event is free and open to the public.
Event details: Fans can bid on a range of items, including a chance to ride with their favorite driver during the parade lap before the Samsung Mobile 500. Purchase of a parade lap does not include tickets to the race. For more information, call 817-215-8421
Track events/hospitality packages
Race car rides, April 17, 7 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 and includes four laps. 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.
Pit Stop Pavilion pass, Village of Champions
The pass for April 18 costs $149 and includes access to an exclusive Q&A session with Kurt Busch, live music, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, and a VIP pit pass (18 and older) with pre-race access to pit road for the Samsung Mobile 500. Legendary NASCAR artist Sam Bass will also be signing copies of the Samsung Mobile 500 program in the pavilion. The pass does not include grandstand admission. To purchase the pass, call the TMS ticket office at 817-215-8500.
Raceweek transportation/travel opportunities
Victory Lane Express
The Victory Lane Express bus service will again offer fans roundtrip transportation from the Tarrant County Community College Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth) to Texas Motor Speedway for $10 per person. Service will run for both the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on April 17 and the Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18. A race ticket is not included with this service. Drop off and pickup at the speedway will be in the facility’s bus lot located adjacent to Texas 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.
Media partner bus packages
Texas Motor Speedway has partnered with several media outlets to provide bus trips departing from Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City to the Samsung Mobile 500.
WBAP and KSCS of Arlington and The Oklahoman and wimgo.com in Oklahoma City are offering round-trip motorcoach transportation to Texas Motor Speedway on April 18. For $159, each fan will receive a frontstretch ticket for the Samsung Mobile 500, a mosh pit ticket for the Peter Frampton pre-race concert, a VIP pit tour, and complimentary food and beverage.
Buses will depart from the WBAP/KSCS studios at 2221 East Lamar Blvd, Arlington and the Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Complex at 2801 NE 50th St. in Oklahoma City. Fans have until April 12 to purchase their tickets. Visit www.kscs.com, www.wbap.com or www.wimgo.com for more information.
WinStar World Casino bus service
WinStar World Casino will provide free round-trip transportation from Texas Motor Speedway to the casino, located only 45 minutes north in Thackerville, Okla. The bus pickup location will be off Mark Martin Drive, just northwest of the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
April 15-16 (Thursday-Friday): Departure from TMS every hour from 8-11 p.m. with return trips at midnight-2 a.m.
April 17 (Saturday): Departure from TMS every hour from 6-11 p.m. with return trips every two hours from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.