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Friday May 06, 2016
  • Unpredictable Talladega gives way to predictable Kansas
  • KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The controversy that surrounded the crash-filled race at Talladega last weekend made its way to Kansas Speedway, where what exactly should be done about restrictor-plate racing remained the topic du jour.

  • NASCAR revises format for All-Star Race at Charlotte
  • KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) NASCAR announced a new format for the All-Star Race at Charlotte on Friday that will feature two 50-lap segments followed by a 13-lap shootout in which a portion of the field will be on fresh tires.

  • Jimmie Johnson's Engine Problem - Kansas Practice 2016
  • During final practice at Kansas, Jimmie Johnson suffers a similar engine issue to what Kasey Kahne experienced at Phoenix.

  • Jimmie Johnson experiences engine issues during Kansas final practice
  • Jimmie Johnson has engine trouble during Sprint Cup final practice at Kansas Speedway.

  • Martin Truex Jr. tops Sprint Cup Happy Hour, see full results from Kansas
  • Check out the complete results from Sprint Cup Series final practice for the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.

  • Sprint All-Star Race Format Changes
  • The 2016 Sprint All-Star Race has a new format, General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway announces the changes on 'NASCAR Race Hub.'

  • Elliott Sadler's Thoughts on Talladega Win
  • Elliott Sadler checks in with the 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew and talks about that crazy finish at Talladega.

  • Most Breathtaking Crash
  • The 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew needs the fans vote to help determine which crash was the most breathtaking.

  • Complete results from Friday's first Sprint Cup practice at Kansas Speedway
  • See the full results from Friday's first Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway unveils new Sprint All-Star Race format
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway has come up with a new plan for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race with a unique format for 2016.

    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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