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Superspeedways

Monday September 01, 2014
  • Photos: Racing under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Check out some of the best images from Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Column: Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

  • Kyle Busch's sorry stretch of races continues at Atlanta
  • The past few weeks have been miserable for Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch, and while he was able to finish 16th Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the frustration and disappointment was still very evident. 

  • NASCAR Power Rankings: Hendrick Motorsports shines again
  • Kasey Kahne scored a much-needed win Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but which of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates tops this week's NASCAR Power Rankings? 

  • Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

  • Whoa, daddy! Danica flirts with victory, turns in career-best finish
  • Whoa, daddy! Danica flirts with victory, turns in career-best finish

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kasey Kahne's ''downer'' year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

  • NASCAR star finally in Chase
  • NASCAR star finally in Chase

  • Game-changer: Kahne races way into Chase with dramatic Atlanta win
  • Kasey Kahne made a late-race pass on the final restart to win Sunday night's Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and lock himself into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Game-changer: Kahne races way into Chase with dramatic Atlanta win
  • Live from Atlanta Motor Speedway: Follow all the action in the Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup race via RaceTrax, with live scoring updates and up-to-the-second tweets.

    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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