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Superspeedways

Tuesday March 03, 2015
  • With Atlanta win, is Jimmie Johnson the early title favorite?
  • Last season, Jimmie Johnson needed 12 races to get to Victory Lane. This season, Johnson needed just two starts to pull into the Winner's Circle. Does that make him the early favorite to capture the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title?

  • How aggressive should Kyle Busch be in plans to return?
  • Joe Gibbs Racing is hurting enough by not having Kyle Busch behind the wheel, but it accomplishes nothing by putting him back in the car too early.

  • The Absurdly Early Chase Scenario - Week 2
  • Playoffs? It's never to early to start talking playoffs. @TheBuzzer's Adam Alexander takes you through the Week 2 version of the Absurdly Early Chase Scenario. Spoiler: Danica is IN!

  • Junior answers fans' questions about dad during #IAmDale film
  • A revealing documentary entitled, "I am Dale Earnhardt," aired Monday night on the life of the late seven-time NASCAR Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer.

  • Brad Keselowski: 'Racing is dangerous and always will be'
  • With motorsports safety at the forefront of the conversation as of late, former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski took to his personal Twitter account to discuss the hot-button topic. 

  • Time to panic? Some big names deep in Sprint Cup standings
  • The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season may be only two weeks old, but some of the sport's biggest names face an uphill climb after a slow start to the year. While there are still 24 races before the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup field is solidified, several top drivers find themselves mired deep in the standings. 

  • PRESS RELEASE: Kyle Petty Charity Ride announces 21st anniversary route
  • Kyle Petty's 21st annual motorcycle tour that benefits children with chronic illnesses will travel from Santa Cruz, California to Branson, Missouri. 

  • 'Race Hub' roundtable: What can NASCAR do to improve safety?
  • Chad Knaus and Jeff Hammond join the Race Hub crew to talk about what steps NASCAR can take to improve safety in the long and short term.

  • DW: NASCAR must improve driver safety, fix qualifying procedures
  • Darrell Waltrip discusses Jimmie Johnson's Atlanta Motor Speedway win and NASCAR's SAFER barrier crisis and qualifying problems.

  • 15 things we learned during a wild, wet Atlanta weekend
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' lone visit to Atlanta Motor Speedway was an action-packed affair.

    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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