The track has a long straight (this is used for drag race). After there are a chicane (turn 1) which take the drivers to a hairpin turn. The turn 6 is another chicane, together with T1 was added later. Originally the last curve was a banking turn (this is used in the short layout), in the long version there are a bypass who conducts to the second part of this turn.
There are a second course called "El Frijol", this is for its bean's shape. This is a Dogleg oval of 1 mile of length. In this course the first turn is flat and the second is a banking turn.
An American racer Ron Sheldon died in the 1971 Mexico 1000.
In 1993, running in Formula 2, Marco Magaña was hitting by a rock in the head. He died instantaneously. Together a spectator died in the same accident.
In the inaugural season of Desafío Corona, now NASCAR Corona Series, Marcelo Nuñez avoiding hit the wall in the curve 1 make a cloud of dust blocking the view of incoming drivers. Then, Rafael Vallina hit the Nuñez's car in the right side. Nuñez had several injuries including perforation of lung. 8 days after he died in the Muguerza hospital.