Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of "Fixer Upper" and the network's leading talent. HGTV HGTV
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of "Fixer Upper" and the network's leading talent. HGTV HGTV


Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines is coming to a race track near you

By Courtney Ortega

October 04, 2017 05:36 PM

His hit HGTV show might be coming to an end, but Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines shows no signs of slowing down.

In addition to the upcoming release of his new book, “Capital Gaines,” Chip (sans wife Joanna) will be stopping by Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 5 to take part in pre-race festivities for the AAA Texas 500. As the honorary pace car driver, Chip will lead a pack of 40 drivers, including the round of eight championship contenders, to the green flag in the official 2017 Chevrolet SS pace car.

In a press release for the event, Gaines expressed his excitement to get behind the pace car wheel.

"I'm honored to have been invited to drive the pace car in November, but I can't promise that I'll pull over after the first lap," Gaines said. "And growing up in Colleyville, this might actually be the first time I don't get in trouble for speeding in Roanoke."

Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community.

Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today.

Coinciding with Chip’s appearance at Texas Motor Speedway is the launch of the Waco couple’s new line of home decor at Target. Available in stores and online on Nov. 5, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia is a 300-piece collection that will span tabletop, home decor and gifts. All items will range in price from 99 cents to $129.99, with the majority costing under $30.

AAA Texas 500

When: Nov. 5

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth

Cost: starting at $49 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under

For more info or to buy tickets, call 817-215-8500 or visit