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Thursday November 27, 2014
  • Daytona's UNOH 'Battle At The Beach' discontinued
  • The Daytona Rising reconstruction of Daytona International Speedway means the fabled 2.5-mile track will not host the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races on a backstretch short-track course as it has in each of the last two seasons.

  • Toyota teams, particularly MWR, look to turn it around
  • Jeff Hammond says that 2014 obviously was a struggle for all the Sprint Cup teams who drove a Toyota. He thinks they'll get it turned around in 2015, but admits that Michael Waltrip Racing, in particular, has a long road to travel.

  • Things from '14 season that NASCAR fans should appreciate
  • The just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with great racing from start to finish.

  • Larry Mac: What's the perfect age for a Sprint Cup champion?
  • With a number of drivers winning championships into their late-30s and even 40s, Larry McReynolds weighs in on his perfect age for a Sprint Cup driver.

  • Like father, like son? Junior and his dad share same taste in crew chiefs
  • Larry McReynolds ponders the relationship that Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects to have with his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and compares Junior's taste in crew chiefs with Dale Jr.'s dad. And McReynolds should know because he used to be the elder Earnhardt's crew chief. 

  • Will 2015 be Danica Patrick's final season in Sprint Cup?
  • With 2014 bringing Danica Patrick her highest finish in NASCAR, Jeff Hammond weighs in on what she needs to be a more competitive Sprint Cup driver.‚Äč

  • Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing
  • DOVER, Del. (AP) A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend.

  • Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson talks kids, disappointment, White House
  • Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spends most of his time at the track focused on going fast in his familiar No. 48 car. But the Hendrick Motorsports driver carved out a few minutes during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with FOXSports.com NASCAR writer Jared Turner about parenthood, how he stays calm under pressure, where he would like to visit and much more.

  • Dale Jr.'s Daytona 500 win kicked off season of amazing moments
  • I felt like we went into the 2014 season with a lot of changes, a lot of opportunity while at the same time, a lot of unknowns.

  • Austin Dillon to run majority of Xfinity Series races with Rheem
  • Two-time series champion Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015 while running the "majority" of the season with sponsor Rheem on board. 

    Superspeedways


    Daytona_Intl_Speedway (54K) Superspeedways are oval racetracks that are greater than two miles in length. The two most famous superspeedways are the Daytona International Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 1988 after a few horrific crashes at both Daytona and Talladega NASCAR introduced the restrictor plate for each of the respected tracks. The reduced power affects not only the maximum speed reached by the cars but the time it takes them to achieve their full speed as well, which can be nearly one full lap of the track. The racing seen at superspeedways today is extremely tight; often in rows of three or four cars wide, and sometimes even 5 wide on the straightaways throughout most of the field, as the tracks are wide enough to permit such racing. Today The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runs on 6 Superspeedway Race Tracks. Follow the links below to learn more about each Superspeedway race track.

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