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Tuesday June 30, 2015
  • Rainbow returns: Jeff Gordon to run iconic paint scheme at Bristol
  • The rainbow returns. Thanks to Axalta, Jeff Gordon will be running an iconic paint scheme on his No. 24 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Take a look. 

  • Did Dale Jr. buy engagement ring despite jewelry phobia?
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no fan of jewelry, admitting during February's Media Day in Daytona that he actually has what he considers to be a jewelry phobia.

  • 10 things we learned: Breaking down the weekend at Sonoma Raceway
  • After the first road course race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, we break down the 10 things we learned from this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. 

  • One sweet ride: Larry Mac looks at the first 16 races of 2015
  • With the FOX NASCAR portion of the season coming to an end Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, Larry McReynolds breaks down the first 16 races of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. 

  • Barry Bonds, Ndamukong Suh take in the sights at Sonoma
  • Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds and Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh took in the sights and sounds of a NASCAR weekend at Sonoma Raceway. 

  • Photos: The 15 most successful stock car racers at Daytona International Speedway
  • As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend, take a look at the 15 best stock car racers at the 'World Center of Racing.'

  • Landon Cassill draws hilarious track map of Sonoma Raceway
  • Sonoma Raceway can be challenging ... unless you take great notes. Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill gave Twitter followers an inside look at how he prepares for the 1.99-mile California road course: A hand-drawn track map with hilarious notations. 

  • Despite victory, Kyle Busch still faces a bumpy road to the Chase
  • Kyle Busch scored a much-needed win at Sonoma Raceway, but if the Joe Gibbs Racing driver wants to be a part of the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup he still has a lot of work to do. 

  • Loyal to the end: Keselowski fan has the perfect memorial
  • Brad Keselowski lost one of his biggest fans earlier this month when Rhonda Beamer passed away after a battle with cancer. Now, Rhonda's husband Kenneth is making sure the 'Blue Deuce' is included in a memorial to his late wife.  

  • NASCAR burnout bursts into flames at Goodwood FOS
  • This is one hot burnout. Watch as a right-rear on the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry bursts into flames at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Tracks


    Homestead_2011-1 (24K)     The majority of today's NASCAR Sprint Cup series races are held on high-speed circle tracks with banked turns; Currently NASCAR races on four different types of tracks. Short tracks: oval racetrack that is less than one mile in length. Intermediate: oval racetrack that is greater than one mile in length but less than two miles in length. Superspeedway: oval racetrack that is greater than two miles in length. Road Course: racetrack with both left and right hand turns.

        All of NASCAR's Oval racetracks can be categorized into a few other classifications. Quad Oval: circle racetrack with four corners a straight backstretch and a frontstretch with two slight turns in it with little or no banking. Tri-oval: circle racetrack with four corners a straight backstretch and a frontstretch with one slight turn in it with little or no banking. D-shaped Oval: circle racetrack with four corners a straight backstretch and a frontstretch that arcs from turn four to turn one. Oval: circle racetrack with four corners and two straightaways. All the oval-track races are run counterclockwise, meaning they have only left-hand turns.

        Today all of the tracks that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series run on are paved, but it wasn't always that way. NASCAR's inaugural 1949 season, all the tracks were dirt except for the 4.15-mile Daytona Beach & Road Course, only part of which was paved. NASCAR continued to run on both paved and dirt tracks until September 30, 1970.

        Follow the links provided below to learn more about the NASCAR race tracks of today. View pictures of the tracks, and find out information you will need to know when you attend a race and purchase Race Tickets.

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