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    Top Gear UK Filming at Texas Motor Speedway this Weekend (11/5-6)?

    According to a tweet by Eddie Gossage (President of Texas Motor Speedway), "the BBC will be here this weekend shooting episode of long running, highly rated show Top Gear with Richard Hammond". I replied, "US or UK Top Gear?" to confirm, and he replied back "UK". Keep an eye out!!
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    Richard's filming his own series, Crash Course, in the US, so it could be a piece for that, or he could be knocking out a TG piece while he's filming Crash Course.
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    According to his official Facebook, Richard was back in the UK in September after filming for that series. Didn't say if he was done filming or whatnot but.
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    It's entirely possible Richard noticed something there while filming for Crash Course and decided it'd be something worth covering on TG.

    http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com
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    Coincides with the Texas 500... Hmm...
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    Hm. Wondering if I should jander on over to TMS and see if I can spot them....
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    Someone in Georgia tweeted that their uncle will be filming with Jeremy on his boat next week for the show (I'm working on getting a link to it, or at least a username of whoever tweeted it). If confirmed, that's two of them that will be Stateside this weekend/next week. Haven't heard anything regarding James.

    EDIT: Here's a link to said tweet.
    https://twitter.com/#!/kakaleigh/sta...38120971280384
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    If anyone sees anything else as to where exactly they're going to be at TMS, please pass the word. That place is enormous and there are enough film crews on race weekends that picking out the TG/? film crew will be like finding a needle in a barn full of needles.
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    I am heading out to the track on Sunday and I will keep an eye out for the group.

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    Here ya go... http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtim...20uncle%20boat

    Quote Originally Posted by shellygrrl View Post
    Someone in Georgia tweeted that their uncle will be filming with Jeremy on his boat next week for the show (I'm working on getting a link to it, or at least a username of whoever tweeted it). If confirmed, that's two of them that will be Stateside this weekend/next week. Haven't heard anything regarding James.

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    Meanwhile, it looks like Airport Shopping Dare is on the menu.
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    Meanwhile, it looks like Airport Shopping Dare is on the menu.
    Perhaps I should ask the DFW airport to stock lime green leather goods especially for the occasion.
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    And this weekend I'm out of town.
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    a ridiculous jacket...Something in lime green leather
    With NASCAR in town?



    It's faux leather, but still.
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    Has anyone got any better info on this? I'm in the area but can't find them (assuming they haven't retired to a hotel bar someplace nearby at this hour as it is getting dark.) I have found a Brazilian film crew and a Canadian one, but no Brits yet.
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    Pictures of Richard interviewing Jeff Gordon...

    http://yfrog.com/nu9hwxjj
    http://yfrog.com/gyzrpdxj

    Jeff himself tweeted this photo of him, Richard, Kyle Petty, Rutledge Wood, and a couple other guys, before he and Richard started filming.

    https://twitter.com/#!/JeffGordonWeb...328896/photo/1

    Rutledge tweeted to a fan he was just introducing everyone. So I think that rules out a UK vs. US episode.

    https://twitter.com/#!/RutledgeWood/...18960416346112
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    That looks like they were filming early this morning; I didn't get out that way until the afternoon.
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    Looks to me like they might be trying their hand at driving Cup cars.


    If that's true, who wants to bet on how many laps Clarkson went/will go before he starts trying to powerslide? Hahahaha

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    Looks like James had a look at the Fisker Karma. I have no idea if this is in Texas or not, maybe some you can recognize the surrounding area. In fact, is it the US? There are a few suspiciously small vehicles in the background here (yes, I know the 500 is available over there now):

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