Is It Raining At Texas Motor Speedway Now? [Expert Guide!]

You make the drive down I-35 on a Saturday afternoon for a big race at the Texas Motor Speedway, and all that you can think about is getting your hands on some hot chicken and getting back on the road. If you’re any kind of racing fan, you know what I mean. There’s just something about getting lost in a crowd of other drivers as you push your car to its limits that makes the monotony of driving a little less monotonous.

Now, however, you might have to think twice about heading to the Texas Motor Speedway. There are reports that Hurricane Harvey has caused extensive flooding in the area, and the stage is now set for the upcoming race to be postponed or relocated.

No Specifics Yet

Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, and as of this writing the death toll is at 46 and still rising. Over 12.5 inches of rain have been reported in some areas, with the worst now over. It’s a devastation to the area and its residents, and even though there are no specific reports yet of the race being postponed, it’s certainly a possibility.

Safety First

The safety of our fans, our crews, and ourselves is the most important consideration right now. The flooding has created dangerous situations for drivers, spotters, track workers, and anyone else in or around a race track. It would be extremely foolhardy to race a car in those conditions. It’s also not a good idea to go from race track to race track in the shape that you’re in either. Relocate to a safer place – somewhere dry and cool – until the situation has been assessed and the safety plan can be put in place.

The good news is that the Texas Motor Speedway is a safe, well-built structure and all our employees, volunteers, and visitors are safe and sound. The situation at the moment is still very fluid, and we’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Racing To The Rescue

While we’re still awaiting official word from the Texas Motor Speedway on the status of this year’s race, the good folks at the track have already started the cleanup process. The first step was to drain the pond that surrounds the track, which is filled with about four to five feet of water. They’re now busy pumping the excess water out of the track, and it’s fair to say that there’s a lot of water to get rid of.

The good news is that this is a process that can be easily and efficiently done, and it’s one that will go a long way to restoring at least some of the track’s beauty. It’s also great to see so many people pitching in to help out. This is the kind of spirit that we need right now, and it’s great to see that the folks at Texas Motor Speedway have stepped up and are leading by example.

It’s going to take some time, but the Texas Motor Speedway team is committed to getting the track back on its feet and racing as soon as possible. While it’s still unclear exactly when that will be, they’re working hard to make it happen.

A Win-Win Situation

The last thing that anyone at the Texas Motor Speedway wants to see right now is a complete and total loss of the event. While it’s still not clear what the exact impact of the hurricane will be, it’s fair to say that the worst case scenario is not an outcome that anyone at the track can afford. It will be a massive blow to the economy of Dallas, and that in turn can have an impact on the community as a whole. A great deal of planning and effort goes into putting on a single weekend like this, and it’s important that everyone remembers the positive impact that this event has in the area.

It’s also important to point out that although the Texas Motor Speedway is located in Texas, it draws on fans from all over the country. It’s a destination race, and it’s always a good idea to remind everyone that while it’s a pain to have to postpone or relocate a major sporting event, it’s a fantastic opportunity for the organizers to further the growth and development of their community. If this was a military operation, it would be described as a “state-sponsored, mass civilian mobilization”, and that’s exactly what has happened in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved, and that makes it all the more important to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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