Short Tracks

Tuesday March 31, 2015
  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson released from hospital
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kyle Larson has been released from a hospital after completing tests to determine why he fainted at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Kyle Larson released from hospital, still not cleared to race
  • Kyle Larson, who missed Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway after fainting during an autograph session on Saturday at the track, has been released from a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital but his immediate future in racing remains uncertain.

  • Former driver involved in high-speed police chase sentenced to jail
  • A former NASCAR driver who authorities say led police on a 150-mph chase through three states has been sentenced to 90 days in a Utah jail.

  • DW: If teams want to poke holes in their tires, what's the big deal?
  • Darrell Waltrip questions why NASCAR is concerned about Sprint Cup Series teams punching holes in their tires to gain an advantage.

  • NASCAR stars to show off their cars at CMS AutoFair
  • While NASCAR's biggest stars are in Texas the weekend after next, some of their cars will be staying a little closer to home at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • 15 things learned on a wild day at the Martinsville paperclip
  • As expected, the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway was an intense battle. Here are 15 things we learned on Sunday at the historic Virginia short track.

  • Slow burn: Hamlin's celebratory smoke show that wouldn't end
  • Asphalt, Concrete, Grass -- no track surface was safe after Denny Hamlin wins at Martinsville and lays down an epic burnout for the fans.

  • Kyle Larson remains hospitalized two days after fainting at Martinsville Speedway
  • As of 6 p.m. Monday, Kyle Larson remains in a Charlotte hospital, where tests are ongoing to determine why he fainted during an autograph session Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

  • No shortage of storylines from the short track in Martinsville
  • Larry McReynolds loves short track racing, and Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway provided no shortage of storylines. 

  • Paperclip drift: Denny Hamlin wows with epic burnout
  • Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin wowed the crowd with an epic burnout after winning the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

    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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