That race will be the culmination of a thrill-packed weekend. All three of NASCAR’s top series are competing at TMS with the Jag Metals 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hitting the track first on Friday, November 3. Next up is the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Xfinity Series, who will race under the lights on Saturday, November 4. And on Sunday, the first 30,000 fans into the AAA Texas 500 will receive a bobblehead featuring popular driver Kevin Harvick, and Texas country music fans will appreciate a pre-race concert headlined by Pat Green.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RACE WEEKEND
If you’re brand-new to the racing experience at TMS, consider purchasing a Sights and Sounds Two Pack—where fans get two tickets, two headphones and a race scanner—all for $99. The scanner is a cool accompaniment to on-track action as it allows fans to listen to the radios of the drivers, spotters and pit crews—gaining valuable insight about the strategy and decision-making which goes on behind the scenes each weekend.
If you’re looking to upgrade to VIP status this weekend, one popular race package at TMS is Raceday University, an all-inclusive deal of grandstand seating, an exclusive hospitality area with food and drink, souvenirs and a pass to see pre-race driver introductions from the infield.
But the coolest part of Raceday U are the big names who show up to host question-and-answer sessions. This weekend’s lineup has serious star power including current NASCAR drivers Austin Dillon and Danica Patrick and former NASCAR great Bobby Allison. Fans of the hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper (filmed in Waco) might want to check out the appearance by Chip Gaines.
Of course, any race weekend promises plenty of tailgating and people watching. There’s never a shortage of tailgating in and around the track, including the exclusive Texas Lottery Pit Stop Park. And not only are race fans some of the most passionate in sports, but they’re also some of the friendliest.
Naturally, there are plenty of great dining options inside TMS itself, including a location of Fuzzy’s Tacos on the infield.
If you want to chow down before reaching the track, one great spot is Ranchman’s Steakhouse located in the neighboring town of Ponder. Recently featured on Food Network, Ranchman’s has been open since 1948 and serves up some of the best steaks around plus fried green tomatoes that are a must-try.
With this being the final NASCAR weekend until April, what better time to get your final racing fix for 2017?
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