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Superspeedways

Sunday April 26, 2015
  • Weather looking good for Sunday's race in Richmond
  • Good news, race fans: The Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway should be good to go for a 1 p.m. ET starting time this afternoon. FOX will televise the race live.

  • RCR crew member released from hospital after pit-road fire
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Richard Childress Racing says crew member Josh Wittman was released from the hospital Saturday, a night after he was injured in a pit-road fire during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

  • One crew member remains hospitalized after XFINITY race fire at Richmond
  • Richard Childress Racing announced late Saturday evening one pit crew member remains hospitalized, while another has been released, after fire engulfed their pit stall during Friday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. 

  • Consistent finishes give Danica Patrick hope for Chase
  • Danica Patrick checks in with the "NASCAR RaceDay" crew and chats about the consistency she has shown so far during the 2015 Sprint Cup season. 

  • Rain forces postponement of Richmond race until 1 p.m. Sunday
  • Heavy, persistent rain and a dire forecast for the rest of the evening forces postponement of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway until 1 p.m. Sunday. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, originally scheduled for Saturday night under the lights, will still be televised on FOX.

  • Rain postpones NASCAR race at Richmond until Sunday
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Weather disrupted NASCAR's top series for a second consecutive week when Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race was postponed because of persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway.

  • Waiting on the rain: See how the NASCAR community passed the time in Richmond
  • For the second straight weeked rain is threatening the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Find out how teams, drivers and fans are passing the time at Richmond International Raceway while waiting on the rain. 

  • Connect live: Vote on RaceDay question, follow live RIR streaming
  • Connect live: Fans can vote now on RaceDay question. Plus they can follow along via live streaming to see what's happening at Richmond International Raceway.

  • Jeb Burton to drive for BK Racing at Richmond after all
  • Jeb Burton failed to qualify for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, but it turns out he will participate after all. BK Racing announced Saturday afternoon that Burton will drive the No. 23 BK Racing Toyota that was qualified on Friday by J.J. Yeley.

  • Update: Rain forces postponement of Sprint Cup race at Richmond
  • Rain has forced postponement of the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond Interntional Raceway until 1 p.m. Sunday.

    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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