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Friday March 06, 2015
  • Brian Vickers returning to racing after surviving scare of his life
  • CUP: Brian Vickers will climb back into his car at Las Vegas after recovering from his emergency open heart surgery.

  • Best dollar ever spent? NASCAR drivers weigh in
  • A dollar won't take you very far in Las Vegas, but it's been mighty useful for a few NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.

  • Kurt Busch remains suspended, but NASCAR says reinstatement possible
  • More than seven hours after the Delaware Department of Justice said Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges for his role in an alleged assault of former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll last September at Dover International Speedway, NASCAR said Busch's suspension remains intact.

  • NASCAR changes qualifying inspection for next three races
  • Following last weekend's qualifying debacle at Atlanta Motor Speedway where 13 drivers didn't get through technical inspection in time to make a qualifying run, NASCAR has amended the Friday schedules for the next three race weekends.

  • Move over, Dad: Keelan Harvick roughs up father during 'race'
  • Keelan Harvick seems eager to perhaps someday follow in father Kevin Harvick's footsteps.

  • A NASCAR Throwback Thursday stat that will blow your mind
  • When you think about it, 1998 isn't really that long ago, just 17 years. But when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time 1998, it was something totally new.

  • Are Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney ones to beat in Vegas XFINITY race?
  • Adam Alexander, FOX Sports play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and co-host of NASCAR Race Hub, took a few minutes this week to offer his thoughts on Saturday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Joey Logano buys truck from Charlotte track security guard
  • @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte catches up with the Daytona 500 champ and asks him about his most recent vehicle acquisition.

  • Phoenix International Raceway making safety enhancement to wall
  • Phoenix International Raceway, which hosts the CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race March 15, is joining the lists of tracks ramping up their safety measures in the wake of two hard crashes in the first two weekends of the NASCAR season.

  • Kurt Busch won't face criminal charges in case with ex-girlfriend
  • Kurt Busch won't face criminal charges for allee of ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

    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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