Saturday, April 18, 2009

Texas Motor Speedway of Life

Today for the first time I decided to check out Texas Motor Speedway. No events were scheduled so I could walk around with no problems. From what I can tell NASCAR is very popular around here. The place is absoluley huge (1200 acres). It also has a few fully equipted camp grounds and a ten story condominium and office building over looking the track and probably a lot more things that I didn't notice. I read that it cost around a quarter of a billion dollars to build and can seat over 200,000 people.
The condos are in the building on the right in the bottom photo and they can be rented for $12,000 a week or $5,000 a weekend during NASCAR races. :-0


  1. wowwwwww this place is huge!
    In Brazil we have "Interlagos Autodrome José Carlos Pace"famous mainly for the race "Formula 1".

    But I need to confess I'm not this kind of speed "fan"!!!
    For me, something more calm please!
    Great post James...Very interesting and "expensive"sport!

    By the way, your comment about that post Kiss from a Rose in Luna's blog was fantastic! Congratulations for your delicate "rose"and God bless your love !Sooo beautiful indeed!
    Kind Regards

  2. Thanks Léia. I'm not a racing fan either but after seeing this place it looks like it would be exciting to see. I would like to see just the last few laps. :-)

  3. I was never a fan of racing, either, but this place looks grand! I actually like the building in your first photo. But goodness at the rent of those condos!