The biggest race in the country is back! This year’s installment of the legendary Texas Motor Speedway (aka: “The Home of the Heavyweights”) is Sunday, March 10, starting at 11 a.m. CST. It is the 76th running of the event, and as always, the excitement is poised to soar. The all-new best buy seats offer a great value as well as fantastic seats in the house for the big race. Here’s a quick look at what you need to know about the track and the upcoming event.
The History Of Texas Motor Speedway
If you’ve ever watched a race at Texas Motor Speedway, you know exactly what to expect. This is the home of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and the championship races for that series. The Monster Energy Championship Series brings in the biggest crowds of any motorsport series, and it continues to grow in popularity every year. The biggest race of the year is undoubtedly the Monster Energy Cup Series Championship race, which is why this year’s installment is called the “Best Buy Seat Texas Motor Speedway.”
The history of the racetrack is as rich as the the sport itself is competitive. The track was originally built in 1952 and was named after its founder, J.C. Williams. The track was originally a.625 mile tri-oval, but was expanded to its present size in 1985.
In the ‘70s, the track began to host championship events for NASCAR and Formula One cars. The most popular race on the schedule today is the Monster Energy Cup Series race, which has been going strong for more than 75 years.
A Look At Sunday’s Main Event
The Monster Energy Cup Series will be held on Sunday, March 10, and it’ll kick off at 11 a.m. CST at Texas Motor Speedway. The first 25 minutes of the race will be dominated by routine caution periods. The race will then get underway in earnest, with the last half hour being full of intense competition. The winner of the race takes the checkered flag, and the field is then set for the championship round.
The race will be split into two parts today. The first 20 laps or so will serve as a pre-race warm-up for the field. The final 20 laps will be the real race. Here’s a look at each phase of the event:
Racing Begins With A Warm-Up
The warm-up session will be 45 minutes long, and it will get the drivers and fans hyped up for what’s ahead. The first wave of green flag laps will be a mixture of caution and caution-free laps. The pace of the cars will be relatively slow in the first phase, with top speeds limited to under 195 mph. This phase is mostly used to establish a pace for the race and to test new materials and equipment. The drivers will wear short-shorts and t-shirts in an effort to keep cool.
After the warm-up, the field will be ready for the start of the main event. The race will begin at 11:00 a.m., with live television coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT on CBS. The biggest names in motorsport will be on hand for the starting line, including 12 race winners who will be looking to extend their championship lead.
The First 25 Laps, Mostly Caution
The first 25 laps of the race will be dominated by caution flags. There will be a total of 14 caution periods in this first phase, which means that a full lap will be lost every time caution is displayed. The largest of these caution periods will be at the halfway point of the race. Here’s a look at how the first half of the race will play out:
The first seven laps will be a mixture of caution and caution-free laps. The yellow flag will be shown for a typical sequence of events: (1) debris on the track; (2) car breakdowns; (3) multiple accidents; or (4) a tire blowout. Typically, the first four or five laps will be pretty yellow, as the track is still being laid down by the track crews. This is when the pace of the cars will be relatively slow, with the majority of the action consisting of the drivers waiting their turn at the pits.
The middle portion of the race will be a wild melee, as the competitors try to assert their authority over the rest of the field. This will be reflected in the number of cautions that will be displayed. For example, the halfway point of the race will be flagged and it will be a caution period until the end of the race. There will be 12 such periods during the middle portion of the race. Here’s a look at how the second half of the race will play out:
The final 20 laps of the race will be a battle between the front-runners for the win, as well as a battle for position among the mid-pack. This will be the closest and most exciting part of the race, as the drivers try to extend their lead over the rest of the field. There will be a few cautions in this part of the race, as the drivers battle for position, but the pace will be quick. The end of the race will be frantic, as the drivers battle for position and for the win.
Overall, the first two phases of the race will be a waste of time. However, this is when fans can get their money’s worth, as there will be lots of opportunity to see the great personalities in motor-sports and lots of exciting action. The final phase of the race will be when the fans can truly get into the spirit of the event.
The Final Lap, The Most Exciting Part Of The Race
The last 20 laps of the race will be the most exciting part. This is when the drivers battle it out to the end, as the fans get their money’s worth and the excitement builds to a fever pitch. This is the best part of the race for the fans, as it’s when they can get out their frustrations on the drivers. It’s also when they can see the great talents of the top drivers from different generations battle it out for the checkered flag. Here’s a look at how this last phase of the race will play out:
The final lap will start with a typical yellow flag lap, as the crews are still working on the track. The pace will then quicken, as the drivers will be fighting for position. This is when the fans get their money’s worth and when the talents of different generations can be seen battling it out. The final lap will likely see multiple battles for position, as this is when the drivers try to extend their lead over the rest of the field. The fans get to showcase their aggression as they cheer on their favorite drivers while watching the great talents of different generations duke it out on the track. The checkered flag will bring an end to the most exciting part of the race as the fans slowly settle down.
This year’s installment of the Texas Motor Speedway will be the 76th running of the event. The big track has seen some great moments of racing history, as well as some frustrating ones. The biggest frustration came in 2013, when a tire went bad on Dale Earnhardt Jr., causing a big crash that took out a lot of the race’s top drivers. Another big one came in 2002, when the track was nearly sold off. Thankfully, the sport itself is thriving, and there’s a good chance that this year’s main event will be one of the greatest yet.