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Solar Car Challenge Celebrates 26TH Season of Competition at Texas Motor Speedway

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The Solar Car Challenge returns to Texas Motor Speedway from July 14-20, with three days of qualifying and four days of racing competition where all entrants’ vehicles are powered solely by the sun.
The Solar Car Challenge ( is an education program designed to motivate students in science, engineering, and alternative energy. High school students are taught how to plan, design, engineer, build, race, and evaluate roadworthy solar cars.
Scrutineering of vehicles participating in the Solar Car Challenge will take place July 14-16, beginning each day at 8 a.m. Each day of the four-day competition, July 17-2, begins at 9 a.m. A media event will be held Friday, July 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the garage area at Texas Motor Speedway.
Car breakdowns, variations in weather, track conditions, and team experience limit the number of miles a team can drive each day during the four-day competition. The team driving the most miles accumulated over the four days of the event will be declared the winner in each racing division.  
The Challenge has 261 high school solar car projects located in 39 states, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Spain, Uzbekistan, and Hong Kong. The Solar Car Challenge is hosted by Texas Instruments, Oncor, and Lockheed Martin.
Classic Division
Ballard Bombers / Ballard Memorial High School / Barlow, Kentucky
Blazin’ Bulldogs / Delta School / Wilson, Arkansas
Dallas Solar Tigers / Harmony School of Science / Dallas
Holy Solars / Kent School / Kent, Connecticut
Pirate Ingenuity / Brazosport High School / Clute, Texas
Solar Crusaders / Keller Advanced Center / Keller, Texas
Solar Tigers / Harmony School of Innovation / Fort Worth, Texas
Advanced Classic Division
Covenant Cougars / Covenant Christian School / Colleyville, Texas
Los Diableros / Presidio High School / Presidio, Texas
Solar Falcons / Palmdale High School / Palmdale, California
Stony Point Solar / Stony Point High School / Round Rock, Texas
Winston Solar / Winston School / Dallas
Wylie East / Wylie East High School / Wylie, Texas
Advanced Division
Covenant Cougars / Covenant Christian School / Colleyville, Texas
RAHS Green Energy Team / Raisbeck Aviation High School / Tukwila, Washington
Houston Solar Team / Houston High School / Houston, Mississippi
Iron Lions / Greenville High School / Greenville, Texas
Oregon Solar / Bend Area School / Bend, Oregon
Plano Green Team / Plano Schools / Plano, Texas
Staten Island Solar / Staten Island Tech High School / Staten Island, New York
Electric-Solar Powered Division
Heroes’ Alliance / Heroes’s Alliance / Detroit, Michigan
Solar Falcons / Palmdale High School / Palmdale, California
Solar Jumpers / Somerset High School / Somerset, Kentucky
Cruiser Division
Solar Jumpers / Somerset High School / Somerset, Kentucky 
Texas Motor Speedway will play host to the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs on Sept. 24-25. The weekend will be highlighted by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 on Saturday, Sept. 24(2:30 p.m. CT on USA Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch), and the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday, Sept. 25 (2:30 p.m. CT on USA Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch).
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