January 8, 2020

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 8, 2020) – The Brandenburg Intermediate School (Duncanville ISD) mascot is the Explorer, and the 250 fifth graders on campus explored their way through countless books on their way to the Turn Two title in this year’s Texas Motor Speedway Speeding to Read competition.

In its first year competing in the nine-year-old TMS reading initiative, Brandenburg raised its success rate from 51 percent of students reaching their reading goal in Turn One to an impressive 90 percent hitting the standard in Turn Two. The success also moves them into the top spot of the overall school standings at the mid-point of the year-long competition.

The seven other schools representing four ISDs across DFW are K-5 competitors, and Crowley ISD’s Sidney H. Poynter Elementary (71 percent) and Duncanville’s Hyman Elementary (51 percent) were the others to crack 50 percent in Turn Two. Students were challenged to meet 300 (K-2) or 500 (3-5) minute reading goals for the Turn. Turn One leader Rosemont Park (Fort Worth ISD) was fourth with 42.3 percent.

In all, 1,301 students from grades K-5 met their goals (nearly 200 more than in Turn One), and each of them receives two tickets to Sunday, March 29’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race as well as a motorsports-themed prize.

Other schools participating in Turn Two include: Fairmeadows Elementary (Duncanville ISD), George C. Clarke Elementary (Fort Worth ISD), Parkway Elementary (Lewisville ISD), and W.M. Green Elementary (Fort Worth ISD).

Texas Motor Speedway offered a special reward to all competing students at Christmastime this year, delivering toys from program partner Food for the Soul to nearly 4,000 students, the entirety of this year’s program membership.

Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program is supported by the following partners: NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Lionel Racing, Speedway World, Levy Motorsports, The Speedway Club, Food for the Soul, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, Jostens, Woolley’s Frozen Custard, Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter, Chip Ganassi Racing, Arrow McLaren SP, Carlin Racing and Team Texas High Performance Driving School.

For more information on Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program, please visit