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Tuesday August 04, 2015
  • Joe Gibbs reveals next year's plans for young Erik Jones
  • If anyone thought young Erik Jones might be leaving the Joe Gibbs Racing camp anytime soon, think again.

  • The Moderately early Chase scenario -- Week 21
  • Kyle Busch barely misses his 4th straight win and Kasey Kahne's Chase hopes are dwindling. @TheBuzzer's Adam Alexander takes you through week 21 of the Moderately Early Chase Scenario.

  • NASCAR working with Pocono to stop cars from spinning onto pit road
  • If another car spins off Turn 3 at Pocono Raceway and hits the inside wall to pit road, it won't be from a lack of effort to prevent it.

  • Preliminary Sprint Cup entry list: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for the second final road-course race of the 2015 season.

  • Being Brexton Busch (Kyle and Samantha's baby) is totally awesome
  • You know what's better than being you? Being the kid of a famous athlete. @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte takes a look at all the cool stuff little shrub gets to do.

  • Would two-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton entertain NASCAR ride?
  • Two-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest, most flamboyant and most well-known drivers in the world.

  • Tumultuous triangle: 10 things we learned on a wild day at Pocono
  • It was a wild afternoon in Pocono Raceway, where Matt Kenseth scored a surprise victory in the Windows 10 400. Following are 10 things we learned:

  • Watch out! A 3D look at Keselowski's collision with crewmen
  • Want to see Brad Keselowski's scary incident on pit road at Pocono from a different perspective? Then check out this GIF, which captures the whole thing.

  • Happy birthday, Kurt Busch: A gallery of career highlights
  • As Kurt Busch turns 37 years old, we look back on the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion's wild ride of a career.

  • Happy birthday: A year-by-year photo review of Jeff Gordon's career
  • On Jeff Gordon's 44th birthday, we look back at each year of the legendary driver's lengthy career. Are you ready?

    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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