Since it made its debut on the NASCAR Cup Series and NTT IndyCar Series schedules in 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has been a staple of both of America's premier championships, and it only became more important in 2005 when it received a second race late in the NASCAR playoffs. The 1.5-mile oval is home to everything from Legends cars for young racers just starting out, to multiple dates for each of NASCAR's top three series and an annual IndyCar race in June. Both Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored their first Cup wins here, and Paul Tracy once lapped it at 236 miles per hour in a CART practice session.
TMS' layout resembles the shape of sister tracks Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, also owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc. Originally featuring unique dual-angle banking, TMS has received multiple reconfigurations over the years that have changed its character. For 2020, iRacing has re-scanned and fully rebuilt the track from the ground up to give iRacers the most up-to-date experience on one of the most crucial tracks to master in the NASCAR season.
iRacing’s virtual version of 2009 TMS includes a total of six configurations, from the big 24-degree-banked quad oval to the pit-lane-and-front-stretch short oval that plays host to Legends Car races; plus a total of four road-course layouts – the 2.28 – mile primary circuit that includes most of the big oval, and three smaller infield-only courses.