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Dickies 500

The AAA Texas 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The inaugural race took place on November 6, 2005. The race is held on the first weekend in November each year; TMS has expressed interest in changing the date, which is also the opening weekend of deer hunting season in Texas.

The race was acquired as a result of the Ferko lawsuit, which forced NASCAR to relinquish the sport's fourth major, the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and in the process end its Grand Slam, as the Southern 500 was one of the four races that made it up.

This race has been derisively referred to as the Francis Ferko 500, mostly by traditionalist fans upset by the demise of the Southern 500.

This race is featured in the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby where on the last lap Ricky Bobby spins out with Jamie McMurray and McMurray continues but Bobby puts the car in reverse and wins backwards. The filming was actually at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the wall painted to look like Texas.

The race has always started in the late afternoon, gone through sunset and twilight, and ended under the lights at night, much like Coca Cola 600. It is not considered a night event.

Past winners

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
Laps Miles (km)
2005 November 6 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 334 501 (806.281) 3:19:00 151.055 Report
2006 November 5 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 339* 508.5 (818.351) 3:46:11 134.891 Report
2007 November 4 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 501 (806.281) 3:49:05 131.219 Report
2008 November 2 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 501 (806.281) 3:28:26 144.219 Report
2009 November 8 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 334 501 (806.281) 3:24:18 147.137 Report
2010 November 7 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 501 (806.281) 3:34:01 140.456 Report
2011 November 6 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 501 (806.281) 3:16:51 152.705 Report
2012 November 4 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 335* 502.5 (808.695) 3:41:30 136.117 Report
2013 November 3 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 501 (806.281) 3:18:05 151.754 Report
  • 2006 & 2012: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.

Multiple winners (drivers)

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Jimmie Johnson 2007, 2012, 2013
2 Carl Edwards 2005, 2008
Tony Stewart 2006, 2011

Multiple winners (teams)

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Hendrick Motorsports 2007, 2012, 2013
2 Roush Fenway Racing 2005, 2008
Joe Gibbs Racing 2006, 2010

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
5 Chevrolet 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013
2 Ford 2005, 2008
1 Dodge 2009
Toyota 2010

Memorable races

  • 2008: Carl Edwards win makes him the first driver to sweep both races at Texas and the first 3-time winner at TMS.
  • 2010: Denny Hamlin became the second driver to sweep both races at Texas when he won the Samsung Mobile 500 and the AAA Texas 500. Also, around mid-race, a shoving match occurred when Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon crashed in turn 2.
  • 2012: The first 100 laps of the race went green, combine that with the last 234 laps of the April 2012 race that went green, means a total of 334 consecutive laps were run caution free, a full scheduled race at Texas. Jimmie Johnson's 60th Sprint Cup win, and also Chevrolet's 700th win.

Television broadcasters

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2012 ESPN Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2010 Marty Reid
2009 ABC Jerry Punch
2007 Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2006 NBC Bill Weber Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach

External links

  • NASCAR Commentators Crews and Networks

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