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Monday September 26, 2016
  • NASCAR community mourns the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer
  • 'Arnie's Army' rode on the hood of Brian Vickers' car for two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season.

  • NASCAR: Updated Chase Standings Following New Hampshire
  • The first round of the 2016 NASCAR Chase is 2/3 over and only one race stands in the way of the Chase field going from 16 drivers down to 12.Sunday in New Hampshire Kevin Harvick punched his ticket into the second round of the NASCAR Chase after a late restart allowed him to get around Matt Kenset...

  • Kevin Harvick - Loudon - 'NASCAR Victory Lane'
  • CUP: Kevin Harvick checks in with the 'NASCAR Victory Lane' crew after winning the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at Loudon.

  • NASCAR: Winners And Losers From New Hampshire
  • NASCAR's second race of the Chase was defined by a late restart. Take a look at a few winners and losers from the Bad Boy Off Road 300.After anexciting first race of the Chase, NASCAR traveled to New Hampshire for the second race of the Round of 16.The afternoon started off slow as we saw...

  • Xfinity: Elliott Sadler Survives Wreck-Filled Chase Opener at Kentucky
  • Survive and advance. That's what Elliott Sadler did on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, winning to move on in the Xfinity Series Chase.Following closely in the style and excitement of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Xfinity Series kicked off their first championship hunt in the Bluegras...

  • Trucks: William Byron Kicks off Chase with a Win at NHMS
  • William Byron proved why he was the top seed in the Truck Chase in 2016, winning the opening race of the playoffs in New Hampshire on Saturday.In recent years in the Camping World Truck Series, there may have only been three or four drivers left to contend for the championship. But with the fi...

  • 'Great finish' after 'so-so day' makes Keselowski the new Chase points leader
  • Fourth-place run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is second consecutive top-five finish in the Chase for the Sprint Cup for Brad Keselowski.

  • Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round
  • LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.

  • Martin Truex Jr. had 'fun day' despite second straight Chase win slipping away
  • Late cautions in Sunday's race at the Magic Mile ultimately hurt Martin Truex Jr.'s chances for another win in the Chase.

  • Matt Kenseth on final Loudon restart: 'I just totally didn't get it done'
  • For the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Sunday's race came down to the last restart. And he blames himself for losing out on a victory.

    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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