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Texas Weekend Schedule Announced

| , RacinToday.com Thursday, April 12 2012


Traffic flow for this week’s Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway will not be affected by any DFW Connector or Highway 114 construction project work, as TxDOT will be shutting down any that require lane closures for the race weekend.

A light traffic day is anticipated at TMS on Thursday, April 12, with only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series practice sessions on the 1.5-mile quadoval in Fort Worth. But TxDOT will close down the Highway 114 project beginning that day as well as Friday and Saturday. Any construction involving lane closures for the DFW Connector project will be halted beginning Friday afternoon.

Prior to the start of Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide qualifying, the Fort Worth Police Department’s Traffic Division will implement contraflow traffic lanes around the motorsports facility for inbound race traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. (CDT).

At the conclusion of that evening’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide race, the FWPD will have contraflow traffic lanes to move traffic out of the venue. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) and should conclude between 9:30 and 10 p.m.

For Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Cup race, FWPD also will conduct contraflow for both inbound and outbound race traffic. The inbound contraflow will focus specifically in and around the speedway property and entrance points.

For outbound traffic, the contraflow will extend from the speedway to Highway 114/Roanoke/Litsey Road for those traveling east. The contraflow also will extend south on Highway 156 to Eagle Parkway/Alliance Corridor. The Samsung Mobile 500 is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and should conclude between 10 and 11 p.m.

Quick Glance At On-Track Activity

Thursday, April 12

4:30-6:30 p.m. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice

6:40-8 p.m. – NASCAR Nationwide Series practice

Friday, April 13

10-11 a.m. – Final Nationwide Series practice

2-3 p.m. – Final Sprint Cup Series practice

4:05 p.m. – SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News – Sprint Cup Series

5:40 p.m. – SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News – Nationwide Series

7:30 p.m. – O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race

Saturday, April 14

6:30 p.m. – Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

| , RacinToday.com Thursday, April 12 2012
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