Thursday August 27, 2015
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway surprises Jeff Gordon fans with ticket package
  • In preparation for Jeff Gordon's final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track recently announced a Bank of America 500 ticket package for all of the No. 24 team fans out there. However, two longtime Gordon were surprised when speedway officials dropped off tickets last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • All-time touring series winners list is a who's who of NASCAR greats
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend, but the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series are both on track. Following are the 20 drivers with the most combined race victories in the three series.

  • Lightning show: Spotters snap amazing storm photos
  • Mother nature was putting on quite a show at Homestead-Miami Speedway and two NASCAR spotters snapped some amazing photos of a nearby lightning storm.

  • Fit for 'The King': Almirola to run 1972 Petty STP scheme
  • Aric Almirola and the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will will be running a 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.

  • Throwback Thursday: History of the No. 11 car in NASCAR
  • With the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway just around the corner, it's a good time to note that the most successful car number in NASCAR history is actually the No. 11, the number that was used for years by South Carolina native Cale Yarborough.

  • Hammond: Runner-up for Kevin Harvick is just fine for now
  • Kevin Harvick has earned 10 runner-up finishes so far in 2015, but @TheBuzzer's Jeff Hammond thinks "The Closer" will be just fine come Homestead.

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Terry Labonte named Southern 500 grand marshal
  • As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to return to tradition with Labor Day weekend's Bojangles' Southern 500, Darlington Raceway has named 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Terry Labonte as the grand marshal.

  • NASCAR issues warning to 11 teams; docks Busch, Kenseth practice time
  • A number of Sprint Cup Series teams had issues clearing NASCAR's technical inspection this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and as a result the sanctioning body has issued warnings to 11 teams and docked practice time from two of those.

  • She said yes! Kurt Busch engaged to Ashley Van Metre
  • Kurt Busch is taking the plunge. On Wednesday, Busch - driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing - announced that he and girlfriend Ashley Van Metre are engaged.

  • Son of FOX NASCAR's Vince Welch following in dad's footsteps
  • Dillon Welch, son of FOX NASCAR reporter/host Vince Welch, joins the Motor Racing Network team as a turn announcer for the network's live race broadcast this weekend.

    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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