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Saturday November 22, 2014
  • Longtime motorsports PR professional Denny Darnell dead
  • Denny Darnell, one of the most influential public relations specialists in the history of NASCAR, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports.

  • Manufacturer wars: Chevy is king but history shows wealth shared
  • Chevrolet ended the 2014 racing season by winning its 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers Championship and its 12th in a row. And in recent years, Chevrolets certainly have dominated in NASCAR. But the Bowtie brand hasn't been the only story.

  • What kind of impact will rule changes have on 2015 season?
  • We all know that changes are coming down the pike for these teams for the 2015 season.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. 

  • Box checked: Team owner Stewart sees Harvick title as personal milestone
  • Rodney Childers and Owner Tony Stewart reflect on what Kevin Harvick's 2014 Sprint Cup championship means to Stewart-Haas Racing.

  • Happy cars: New Chase was a win-win for three automakers
  • Among the biggest fans of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format are the heads of the three automakers that compete in the sanctioning body's top division -- Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

  • The biggest losers: NASCAR edition
  • While Kevin Harvick thoroughly enjoyed winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, not everyone found happiness in the 2014 season. Eight drivers who won races in 2013 -- including a pair of high-profile past champions -- went winless this season. Here they are:

  • Year of speed: NASCAR teams go faster than ever before
  • There were 36 Sprint Cup points races this year, with 24 track records set in qualifying. Of the 23 tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, 17 of them saw new record speeds, including several with track records set on multiple race weekends.

  • NASCAR crumb catchers: Imagining mustaches on your favorite drivers
  • The 2014 NASCAR season may be over, but thankfully "Movember" is still going strong. Through the magic of Photoshop, we've provided epic lip foliage to some of your favorite non-mustachioed drivers.

  • JR Motorsports enjoys 2014 season to remember
  • Less than a week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller were standing on stage celebrating their first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with driver Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives. 

    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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