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Wednesday October 01, 2014
  • 'Big Daddy' Bowyer? Drivers react to Clint becoming a dad
  • There are few in the NASCAR garage with as much personality as Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer. Bowyer knows how to have fun, enjoys a good party, for sure, and reportedly once woke up with a driveshaft in his bed after winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • RCR moving crew chief Slugger Labbe to R&D role
  • WELCOME, N.C. (AP) Richard Childress Racing is moving crew chief Slugger Labbe into a leadership role in its research and development department.

  • Clint Bowyer welcomes a son with wife Lorra
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Clint Bowyer and wife Lorra became first-time parents Wednesday.

  • Drivers fear next round of NASCAR's Chase
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

  • Hamlin doesn't regret castigating team; admits work still to be done
  • Denny Hamlin has no regrets about castigating his team over his in-car radio two weekends ago New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota appeared capable of winning before a faulty fuel probe -- the device that gets fuel into the car -- forced him to make multiple spots and lose four laps.

  • Going pink: Charlotte partners with BCBSNC for NNS race
  • One of the leading forces in raising awareness for breast cancer, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced Wednesday afternoon it has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to sponsor the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Oct. 10.

  • RCR shuffles personnel, Paul Menard gets new crew chief
  • Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday afternoon that veteran crew chief Richard 'Slugger' Labbe will move from atop the pit box to the research and development side of things following the Oct. 11 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

  • It's a Bowyer! Clint and Lorra welcome their bundle of joy
  • Congratulations to Clint and Lorra Bowyer on the birth of their baby boy.

  • Joey Logano Foundation donates $5,000 to Carolina Breast Friends
  • As Charlotte Motor Speedway was kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month by painting the pit road wall pink, Team Penske driver Joey Logano was on site to lend a hand and offer up some support for the widespread disease.

  • Best in-car audio: 'Get the **** out of the way!'
  • Enjoy the best in-car audio from Dover International Speedway on this week's edition of NASCAR Race Hub's "Radioactive."

    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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