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Texas World Speedway was built in 1969 and was one of only seven superspeedways of two miles or greater in the United States, the others being Indianapolis, Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, California, and Michigan. TWS is located on approximately 600 acres (2.4 kmĀ²) on State Highway 6 in College Station, Texas. There is a 2 mile oval, and several road course configurations. The last major race occurred at the track in 1981. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wing and Wheel Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate city completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Ontario Motor Speedway (nicknamed The Big O) in Ontario, California, was a 2. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... City nicknames: Aggieland, heart of the Research Valley Location in the State of Texas County Brazos County Mayor Ron Silvia Area  - Land  - Water 104. ...


During the 1980s the track fell into a state of disrepair, and both NASCAR and the Indycar series chose to drop it from the schedule. It continued to operate in a limited role for amateur racing. In 1993, the track reopened after a repaving and moderate refurbishment. It hosted a race for the ARCA series but due to the lack of modern facilities and ammenities, it has since served as a circuit for amateur and club racing, along with private testing. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1964 (not to be confused with the sports car club of the same name founded by the Collier brothers in 1933). ...

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Race History

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USAC winners

Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1973 Al Unser Parnelli Offy
1973 Gary Bettenhausen McLaren Offy
1976 A.J. Foyt Coyote Foyt
1976 Johnny Rutherford McLaren Offy
1977 Tom Sneva McLaren Cosworth
1977 Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cosworth
1978 Danny Ongais Parnelli Cosworth
1978 A.J. Foyt Coyote Foyt
1979 A.J. Foyt Coyote Foyt
1979 A.J. Foyt Parnelli Cosworth
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Alfred Unser (born May 29, 1939 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former U.S. automobile racer. ... Parnelli was a Formula One constructor from USA. They participated in 16 grands prix, entering a total of 16 cars. ... Hot Rod magazine cover, featuring supercharged Offenhauser engine Offenhauser was a racing engines manufacturer from that operated from 1933 to 1983. ... Gary Bettenhausen (born November 18, 1941) is a former American auto racing driver. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Hot Rod magazine cover, featuring supercharged Offenhauser engine Offenhauser was a racing engines manufacturer from that operated from 1933 to 1983. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... The Coyote was a racing chassis designed and built for the use of A.J. Foyts race team in USAC Gold Crown big car racing and the Indianapolis 500. ... A.J. Foyt Enterprises is a racing team in the Indy Racing League that can trace its lineage to cars owned, driven, and sometimes built by A.J. Foyt himself in the 1960s. ... Johnny Rutherford (born March 12, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas) was a U.S. automobile racer. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Hot Rod magazine cover, featuring supercharged Offenhauser engine Offenhauser was a racing engines manufacturer from that operated from 1933 to 1983. ... Tom Sneva (full name Thomas E. Sneva) won the 1983 Indianapolis 500. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ... Johnny Rutherford (born March 12, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas) was a U.S. automobile racer. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ... Danny Ongais (born May 21, 1942) was a racecar driver from the United States. ... Parnelli was a Formula One constructor from USA. They participated in 16 grands prix, entering a total of 16 cars. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... The Coyote was a racing chassis designed and built for the use of A.J. Foyts race team in USAC Gold Crown big car racing and the Indianapolis 500. ... A.J. Foyt Enterprises is a racing team in the Indy Racing League that can trace its lineage to cars owned, driven, and sometimes built by A.J. Foyt himself in the 1960s. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... The Coyote was a racing chassis designed and built for the use of A.J. Foyts race team in USAC Gold Crown big car racing and the Indianapolis 500. ... A.J. Foyt Enterprises is a racing team in the Indy Racing League that can trace its lineage to cars owned, driven, and sometimes built by A.J. Foyt himself in the 1960s. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... Parnelli was a Formula One constructor from USA. They participated in 16 grands prix, entering a total of 16 cars. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ...

NASCAR race winners

Season Winning Driver Manufacturer
1969 Bobby Isaac Dodge
1971 Richard Petty Plymouth
1972 Richard Petty Plymouth
1972 Buddy Baker Dodge
1973 Richard Petty Dodge
1979 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet
1980 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet
1981 Benny Parsons Ford
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Bobby Isaac (born August 1, 1932 or 1934, the exact year is disputed - died August 14, 1977) is a former NASCAR Grand National (now Nextel Cup) Series champion. ... Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Plymouth sailboat logo used from 1996 to 2001 Plymouth was a brand of automobile based in the United States, marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 2001. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Plymouth sailboat logo used from 1996 to 2001 Plymouth was a brand of automobile based in the United States, marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 2001. ... For the American composer, see Buddy Baker (composer). ... Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chevrolet (Shev-ro-LAY — French origin), (colloquially Chev or Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. ... Chevrolet (Shev-ro-LAY — French origin), (colloquially Chev or Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors. ... Benny Parsons (born July 12, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, currently resides in Ellerbe, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR announcer/analyst on NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now NEXTEL Cup) champion. ... now. ...

SCCA CanAm winners

Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1969 Bruce McLaren McLaren M8B Chevrolet
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Cover of Car and Driver magazine, showing transparent diagram of CanAm racer The Canadian-American Challenge Cup or CanAm, was an SCCA/CASC sports car racing series from 1966 to 1974. ... Bruce Leslie McLaren (30 August 1937–2 June 1970), born in Auckland, New Zealand, was a race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Chevrolet (Shev-ro-LAY — French origin), (colloquially Chev or Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors. ...

IMSA World SportsCar Championship winners

Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1995 Wayne Taylor Ferrari 333SP Ferrari
1996 Wayne Taylor , Jim Pace Riley & Scott Mk III Ford
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The IMSA can refer to: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy International Motor Sports Association and its namesake IMSA auto racing series Categories: Disambiguation ... Wayne Taylor is a sports racer and winner of the 1996 and 2005 Daytona 24 hour Sports Endurance race and was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 10 July 1956. ... 1993 Ferrari 333 SP static, on track, from the front left The Ferrari 333 SP was a sports prototype car originally built by Michelotto to World Sports Car regulations. ... The current Ferrari logo Ferrari is an Italian car manufacturer in the Formula One World Championship, also involved in high-end and high-performance race cars, supercars, and sports cars. ... Wayne Taylor is a sports racer and winner of the 1996 and 2005 Daytona 24 hour Sports Endurance race and was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 10 July 1956. ... Riley & Scott is a company providing chassis for sportscar racing. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...

External links

  • Trackpedia guide to driving the Texas Motor Speedway
  • Texas World Speedway - Homepage
  • City of College Station - Homepage

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Texas World Speedway (1493 words)
Texas World Speedway was built in 1969 and is one of only seven Super Speedways of two miles or greater in the U.S., the others being Indianapolis, Daytona, Pocono, Talledega, California, and Michigan.
The World Record for a Deisel Bob Tail Truck was set at TWS in April, 1981 by Charlie Baker at a speed of 132.6 mph.
The speedway race tracks are used by sports car, vintage car, motorcycle, and go-kart clubs for racing events, driver training, Indy and stock car tuning and testing, and TV commercials throughout the year on a rental basis.
Texas World Speedway (286 words)
Texas World Speedway is an oval superspeedway with a road course that uses part of the oval, located 70 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, near College Station.
Texas World Speedway is 70 miles northwest of Houston.
The Speedway is 4 miles south of College Station on Hwy.
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