Photos from NASCAR at the Texas Motor Speedway

The Drive is spending the weekend with NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway covering the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500.

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Texas Motor Speedway and The Drive is covering all 4 days at the track. Thursday is a quiet one. The garages sit empty until the haulers are allowed in at 5:00pm. Once they arrive, the tool chests are first off the trucks and a well choreographed drill of moving in continues. The evening holds a fan event in the grandstands featuring Kyle Petty, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keslowski and Kevin Harvick. 

The garages sit empty until the haulers arrive at 5:00pm. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Stacks of tires line the pit road, ready for the teams to claim. © Rip Shaub. All Rights Reserved.
The infield and finish line get a fresh coat of paint for the weekend.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Stacks of tires line the pit road, ready for the teams to claim. © Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
The body measurement jig sits ready at the impound.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Haulers line up outside the garage, all haulers must be in place before teams can start to unload.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Hauler tailgates drop as the load in gets underway.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
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The Menards team hauler takes it's place in the paddocks.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Tool chests are the first off the trucks. They take their places in the stalls.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Each toolchest is a different scheme of organization and layout. © Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Fuel cans are everywhere you look, standing sentry over the paddocks.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
The stars and stripes of the pit entry reflect in windows of the luxury suites in the late afternoon light.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
The O'Reilly Auto Part 500 trophy sits ready for Sunday's winner. In true Texas form, the winner also gets the coveted straw cowboy hat. © Rip Shaub. All rights reserved.
Kyle Petty hosts the evening's fan appreciation event.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved.
Tony Stewart talks to fans. He's hosting, and racing in, the Texas Sprint Car Nationals on the dirt track on Friday and Saturday.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved.
Tony Stewart and Joey Logano share a laugh about their feisty wives.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved
Joey Logano, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keslowski, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Petty entertain the fans at Texas Motor Speedway.© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved.