Texas Motor Speedway is hosting its annual Spring NASCAR races this week, which will attract about 100,000 race fans and cause some traffic jams in southern Denton County.
The Roanoke Police Department warned residents that the area around TMS — Roanoke, Northlake and the I-35W/Hwy 114 interchange — is expected to be “extremely congested with vehicles and people” Thursday through Sunday.
On Friday, there will be dirt track races from 5-10 p.m. Traffic will remain heavier than normal until about 11, according to RPD.
On Saturday, the My Bariatric Solutions 300 is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., and dirt track races are from 5-10 p.m. There should be an inbound contraflow from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a lull in traffic from 2-4:30 p.m., and then traffic will remain heavier than normal until 11 p.m.
On Sunday, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Inbound contraflow is expected from 1 a.m. to race time, and starting at 4 p.m., there will be a full outbound contraflow.