Saturday April 19, 2014
  • Spring break: How some of your favorite drivers spend their time off
  • See how some of NASCAR's brightest stars spend their down time. Just don't get jealous over some of the exotic locales they choose to visit during the rare weekend when they aren't racing.

  • Winners & Losers: Who is most improved from this time in 2013?
  • With the first off weekend of the Sprint Cup season here, it's time to explore who has made the biggest points gains -- and who has experienced the steepest dropoffs -- from exactly one year ago.

  • Photos: Fast cars and fun times for NASCAR fans
  • NASCAR fans are some of the best in all of sports, and whenever they head to a race good times are always had. Check out a gallery of their at-track festivities. 

  • VIDEO: Some teams deserve weekend off -- and some don't
  • Jeff Hammond says teams off to a hot start, like the No. 88 crew led by driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., deserve to take this weekend off. Other teams need to use it to try and get better.

  • Call off the Chase: Elliott shouldn't rush to Sprint Cup Series
  • Young Chase Elliott is the fastest man in the Nationwide Series, but our Larry Mac believes he should back off the proverbial accelerator when it comes to making the jump to NASCAR's No. 1 division.

  • Don't sweat it: Jimmie Johnson's slow start no cause for concern
  • The reigning six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is winless in 2014, but don't think for a minute he won't be a major factor come time to fight for a record-tying seventh title.

  • NASCAR Race Hub's best rookie seasons: No. 9, Kyle Busch
  • NASCAR Race Hub's best rookie seasons: No. 9, Kyle Busch.

  • VIDEO: The Mock Run with Kaitlyn Vincie -- Creepy selfies
  • Kaitlyn Vincie and Nascarcasm tackle Kevin Harvick's Creepy Selfie, Dead Bird-Named Races, and Perrier Cookies. Get a lighter spin on all your NASCAR headlines every week on The Mock Run.

  • So close, so far away: Harvick and Kahne in different places
  • Thanks to a revamped points system that puts more emphasis than ever on winning, Kevin Harvick is Chase-bound while Kasey Kahne's playoff status is uncertain -- despite the two being tied in points.

  • Swan Racing evaluating its ?ability to continue to compete? in Sprint Cup
  • After a slow start to the 2014 season, Swan Racing announced on Thursday it is reviewing it's current situation in the Sprint Cup Series due to a lack of sponsorship. 

    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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