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Texas Motor Speedway Overview, Stats and Weekend Racing Schedule

The last NASCAR Cup Series race on the FOX portion of this year’s broadcast schedule will take place this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR All-Star Race and All-Star Open will be held under the lights. It is hard to believe that the 2021 season is just about at the halfway point, but here we are. The Cup Series race winners from both the 2020 and 2021 seasons are ready to get after it and try to win $1 million this weekend. With the NASCAR Truck and Xfinity Series also running points races, it is a full slate on the Texas Motor Speedway weekend schedule.

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Texas Motor Speedway Overview

Texas Motor Speedway opened its gates for racing in 1996 under the name, Texas International Raceway. The 1.5-mile quad-oval would eventually change to the current name shortly after. The NASCAR Cup Series made its debut at the track that same year. For the first eight years that Texas Motor Speedway was on the NASCAR schedule, it only hosted one race. That changed in 2005 when Texas was given a fall playoff race weekend. Up until the ongoing 2021 season, that schedule remained the same.

With an increased emphasis on road course racing this season, NASCAR wanted to give the Texas spring race to another Lone Star State track, Circuit of the Americas. However, Texas Motor Speedway officials obviously wanted to keep a second NASCAR Cup Series race date. To compromise, NASCAR moved its All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Fort Worth. That adjustment was enough for TMS to surrender its spring points race to COTA.

Texas Motor Speedway to Host NASCAR All-Star Race for First Time

All of that negotiating brings us to this weekend. On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series winners from the past two seasons and any active winners of previous NASCAR All-Star Race events will have their shot to race for $1 million. In the NASCAR All-Star Open, you will see guys who are not locked into the All-Star Race field attempt to qualify for the main event and their shot at a million bucks.

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NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway | Weekend Racing Schedule

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Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Start Time: 1 P.M. EST
Coverage: FS1
Distance: 220 miles
Laps: 147

Alsco Uniforms 250

Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Start Time: 4 P.M. EST
Coverage: FS1
Distance: 250 miles
Laps: 167

NASCAR All-Star Open and All-Star Race

Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Start Time: 6 P.M. EST
Coverage: FS1
Distance: 240 miles
Laps: 60 for the Open and 100 for the All-Star Race


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