Short Tracks

Friday July 03, 2015
  • FANTASY NASCAR PREVIEW: Coke Zero 400 drivers to start
  • FANTASY NASCAR PREVIEW: Coke Zero 400 drivers to start

  • Mary Scott, widow of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Wendell Scott, passes away
  • Mary Scott, widow of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Wendell Scott, has passed away. The matriarch of the Scott family, Mary was the driving force behind the scenes of NASCAR's first African-American winner. Mary Coles married Wendell Scott in 1943, four years before the future Hall of Famer would begin his racing career. 

  • Keep on truckin': Dale Jr. takes Nationwide hauler to Daytona
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. - CB handle "Hammerhead" - is trucking his way to Daytona International Speedway. On Thursday, Junior jumped into the passenger seat of the No. 88 Nationwide hauler and hit the highway for the 'World Center of Racing.'

  • What wild card? Five drivers with a chance to win at Daytona
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the Coke Zero 400. While restrictor-plate races often are wild cards, following are five drivers who are among the favorites to win under the lights at Daytona on Sunday night.

  • Throwback Thursday: The biggest crash in NASCAR history
  • @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte looks back at the 1960 Modified-Sportsman race from Daytona, where 37 of the 68 cars crashed in Turn 4.

  • Photos: Celebrating 'The King' Richard Petty's 78th birthday
  • As NASCAR's King, Richard Petty, celebrates his 78th birthday on Thursday, look back on his Hall of Fame career with this photo gallery.

  • Inspired by Danica's yoga, 63-year-old Eddie Wood goes upside down
  • Danica Patrick's yoga moves have inspired the 63-year-old co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing. Watch as Eddie Wood flips things upside down.

  • NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

  • NASCAR tracks urge fans to keep Confederate flag away from races
  • As controversy about the Confederate flag continues to dominate the national conversation, a number of racetracks came together to issue a statement backing NASCAR's decision to not use the flag in any official capacity, while urging their fans to keep the controversial symbol away from their events. 

  • Race Team Alliance partners with DraftKings Inc.
  • The Race Team Alliance (RTA) announced Thursday it has partnered with DraftKings Inc., to help promote the free daily NASCAR game through a multi-year marketing partnership.

    Short Tracks

    Bristol_Motor_Speedway (70K) Short track racing, has often been associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, Short tracks is where stock car racing first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "trading paint," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans.



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