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Superspeedways

Monday December 05, 2016
  • Fans weigh in: Daytona 500 is the favorite crown jewel NASCAR race
  • Fans are already looking ahead to racing at Daytona International Speedway in February.

  • One ripple in NASCAR manufacturer pond can have huge effect
  • If Dodge were to return, which teams would be the best candidates to switch to them?

  • HScott Motorsports announces it won't field any teams in 2017
  • In expected move, team owner Harry Scott Jr. says he's closing up shop.

  • Danica Patrick to come out with 'Pretty Intense' new book
  • NASCAR driver to lay out guideline 'to help others get stronger mentally and physically.'

  • Rusty Wallace enjoys successful 'out of the box' experience at Daytona Ferrari event
  • Wallace proved he still has what it takes to go fast at Daytona International Speedway

  • What offseason? Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows he's still doing the Dew
  • There is no racing right now in NASCAR, but its top star is staying busy.

  • Watch this incredible view of Kyle Busch tearing up the sand dunes
  • Kyle Busch had some fun in the sand while out in Las Vegas for the NASCAR awards banquet.

  • Season snapshot: Clint Bowyer's 2016 NASCAR year in review
  • His one season with HScott Motorsports did not go as planned.

  • Jordin Sparks to sing national anthem at 2017 Daytona 500
  • Sparks was one of many celebrities who attended the NASCAR awards banquet in Las Vegas.

  • Winter wonderland: New Hampshire Motor Speedway buried under snow
  • Take a look at NHMS after it gets hit with winter storm.

    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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