Short Tracks

Thursday July 30, 2015
  • NASCAR teams test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup series teams took part in an open test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, preparing for the upcoming Irwin Tools Night Race at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile.' 

  • Top 5: Best streaks of NASCAR's modern era
  • With Kyle Busch's recent success in mind, FOX Sports 1's 'NASCAR Race Hub' took a look at the top five greatest streaks in NASCAR's modern era.

  • Report: MWR's Rob Kauffman moving to buy stake in Ganassi team
  • With reports that Michael Waltrip Racing principal owner Rob Kauffman is looking to buy a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing, the future of MWR is unclear.

  • Red-hot Kyle Busch chasing rarefied air at Pocono
  • Kyle Busch achieved a major personal milestone in winning last Sunday's Brickyard 400 at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Is Gordon retirement from full-time racing just tip of iceberg?
  • @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte fast-forwards five years to see how the NASCAR landscape could change with a number of drivers reaching retirement age.

  • If NASCAR had 'official' Grand Slam, which 4 races should be in?
  • Each month during the racing season, The Century Poll will ask members of the NASCAR community a question and compile the results in an effort to get an overview of what racing insiders are thinking about a competition topic, issue or compelling question.

  • NASCAR penalizes Premium Motorsports for unattached weight
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR has penalized Premium Motorsports because an unattached weight fell off the car during practice last weekend at Indianapolis.

  • NASCAR issues written warnings to teams of Newman, Mears
  • NASCAR has issued written warnings to two Sprint Cup Series teams on the heels of last weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • NASCAR suspends, fines crew chief for infraction at Indianapolis
  • NASCAR has assessed the No. 98 Premium Motorsports team of driver Timmy Hill a P3 level penalty for having an unattached weight leave the car during practice on July 24 for last Sunday's Brickyard 400.

  • Sneak Peek: New NASCAR merchandise tent at Pocono
  • The NASCAR Fanatics Tent is making its debut this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Here's a sneak peek of where you can buy your merchandise at 'The Tricky Triangle.'

    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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