I’ve been to a NASCAR race once before as a guest of Jimmie Johnson’s (he was good friends with my cousin) to see him race at the California Speedway back in 2005. The experience was unreal as we helicoptered in from Santa Monica and then toured his pit during the race. After he drove around in circles for four hours in 120 degree heat, he made us dinner in his RV. He’s the coolest guy.

I didn’t think this trip to NASCAR could come anywhere close to my first but I was pleasantly surprised. No matter how you feel about NASCAR, these people know how to market a sport and treat their fans. I wish tennis and other sports would take a lesson from them. You can’t even go near tennis players and all they are doing is swinging a racket. Fans of NASCAR have unbelievable access to them and these guys are driving 195MPH just a few inches away from their counterparts, risking their lives.

The Texas Motor Speedway (3545 Lone Star Circle | Fort Worth, Texas 76177 |817.215.8593) is

This is America’s second-largest sports and entertainment facility and it’s just 20 miles north of downtown Fort Worth and is now the only speedway in the country to host every major form of American automobile racing, including NASCAR NEXTEL cup racing and Indy style racing.

The stadium accommodates 200,000 fans and a 1.5-mile oval track and NASCAR comes three times a year. I was there for the Duck Commander 500 (yes, it’s named after those long bearded dudes on TV) so they had to drive 334 laps (my boy Jimmie Johnson won!).

In addition to year-round racing, they also offer tours and championship driving schools. New racing facilities at the Speedway include a 13,000-seat Dirt Track, and a new infield road course complex.

Before the race our tickets (and it seemed half of the others) allowed us to walk across the track, check out the drivers’ garages and watch them get introduced before they each drove away on the back of a Chevy Silverado. You gotta love all the advertisers.

Arriving at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth
Fans at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Ticket for the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Under the seats at Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway
Largest Screen in the world is at the Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Johnny Jet and Lee Abbamonte at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
On the track of the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Danica Patrick's Pit at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Driver Garages at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Inside the Driver Garages at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
NASCAR Car's Leaving The Garages at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
NASCAR Car's in their pits at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Corny Dogs at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Some Food Offerings at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Driver Introductions at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Duck Dynasty Welcome at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Cowgirls at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Danica Patrick at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Jeff Gordon at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Jimmie Johnson at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
National Anthem at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
National Anthem at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Fly by at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Hallway to Suites at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
View from Suites at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Device to Listen to Drivers at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Fort Worth Mayor at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500
Johnny Jet
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