Texas Motor Speedway

Known as "The Great American Speedway," the Texas Motor Speedway is our massive venue for Something Wonderful 2017. Located just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, the 1.5-mile speedway is America's second-largest sports and entertainment facility, making it the perfect location to host our larger-than-life springtime event.

Open since '96, the 1.5-mile track commonly showcases one of the most popular sports in the nation -- NASCAR. Many records have been set here, in fact, Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his first Cup at the Texas Motor Speedway back in 2000. Clocking in as America's second-largest sports and entertainment facility, racing isn't the only thing you can experience at the Speedway.


If you're making your way to Dallas-Ft. Worth from out of town or wanna have a staycation, make sure you to plan out your trip by booking your hotel room on the Something Wonderful Reservation Portal.

Our official hotel choices are hand-picked from their proximity to Texas Motor Speedway and come with the lowest price guarantee; so you know you're getting the most out of your experience. Not only do you get to choose from options across every budget, but you'll also get to take advantage of bundling your lodging and tickets to receive 10% OFF your festival admission!

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The Speedway has plenty of parking at $20.00 per vehicle, cash only, but why not CARPOOL with your crew and forget about driving? Parking lots open at 2:00 PM daily and are located on Victory Cir and Lone Star Cir.

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TRAVEL ADVISORY! Please be aware of road closures on I-35W Northbound and State Highway 183. Plan alternate routes ahead of time to avoid arriving late.


  • Tailgating.
  • Camping/sleeping in your vehicle.
  • Buying/selling tickets.
  • Vandalism.
  • Loitering or other illegal behavior.
  • Drinking alcohol.
  • Illegal drug use.
  • Drones, model aircraft, kites, and any other remote-controlled or tethered flying objects.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available! For more information about ADA accessible parking and entry, contact ada@somethingwonderful.com by email.


This year, we’ve partnered with Lyft to offer a responsible ridesharing program, where festival attendees have access to a special $20 credit. To avoid the hassle of parking, first-time Lyft users can take advantage of a free ride on us, using promo code SOWO17.

Download the Lyft app on your iOS or Android device to get a ride at the tap of a button.

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