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Thursday July 31, 2014
  • Zest returning as primary sponsor for Stenhouse in 2015
  • The Zest soap brand will be back on board Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s No. 16 Ford as a primary sponsor in 2015.

  • Mother Hubbard! It's Bad British Commentary: NASCAR Edition
  • What happens when you combine racing highlights with a British guy who knows nothing about NASCAR? A jolly good time, that's what. Take a listen to Bad British Commentary: NASCAR Edition. 

  • Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hendrick Motorsports didn't look far for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s next crew chief, choosing a candidate already quite familiar with the organization.

  • Hendrick names Greg Ives crew chief for Earnhardt Jr. in 2015
  • Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  • Is five-time Indy winner Jeff Gordon NASCAR's G.O.A.T.? DW says ...
  • In any professional sport, the debate always rages about who is the greatest of all time in that particular sport. That's what G.O.A.T. stands for, by the way -- "Greatest of All Time." The sport of NASCAR is no different about who is the greatest driver of all time. The reality is it's a debate that will never be settled.

  • 'I'm going to go throw up': Best in-car audio from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • You can't blame Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 team for feeling a little queasy after Sunday's Brickyard 400. But Kasey and his crew weren't the only ones feeling sick at IMS. Enjoy the best in-car audio from Indianapolis Motor Speedway in another edition of NASCAR Race Hub's "Radioactive."

  • Jeff Gordon pays visit to Riley Hospital for Children
  • Every year, Jeff Gordon's trip to race at Indianapolis includes a trip to Riley Hospital for Children and a bowling tournament to raise money for sick kids.

  • Indy track officials seek new ways to attract NASCAR fans
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.

  • Was it unprofessional for Roush to reveal Edwards' status at Indy?
  • One of the biggest news items to come out of the Brickyard 400 was the announcement from Roush Fenway Racing that driver Carl Edwards will not be driving for the organization in 2015.

  • Bump 'n' Run: Kenny Wallace joins to talk Denny, Carl, Indy and more
  • Bump 'n' Run: Veteran driver and FOX Sports television analyst Kenny Wallace joins FOX staffers Jared Turner and Joe Menzer to debate the hottest topics in NASCAR.

    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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