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Sunday June 26, 2016
  • NASCAR chairman quashes weeknight races, more road courses
  • SONOMA, Calif. (AP) NASCAR is unlikely to add a road course to the Chase for the championship schedule because it would be hard to get one moved into the Sprint Cup schedule.

  • Clint Bowyer's Sonoma hopes go up in smoke after electrical fire
  • Clint Bowyer's unhappy 2016 season continues as he encounters early trouble on Sonoma road course.

  • CUP: Clint Bowyer Suffers Electrical Fire - Sonoma 2016
  • NASCAR: Clint Bowyer's race at Sonoma comes to an early end after his car stalls out and suffers an electrical fire.

  • Follow all the road-course action in Toyota/Save Mart 350
  • There is no better way to track your favorite drivers than via RaceTrax, which provides live scoring updates and up-to-the-second tweets.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, others weigh in on Gateway fight night
  • NASCAR stars, others take to social media to offer commentary on the brawl that broke out between Camping World Truck Series drivers John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher at Gateway Motorsports Park.

  • Sherry Pollex's Road to Recovery
  • NASCAR RaceDay: It has been two years since Sherry Pollex was diagnosed with cancer and has now started Catwalk for a Cause to help others.

  • 2016 Byrnsie Award Winner: Chris Osborne
  • NASCAR RaceDay: Chris Osborne has overcome tremendous odds after a scary car accident and is awarded the 2016 Byrnsie Award.

  • Brian France Answers Pressing Questions
  • NASCAR RaceDay: Chairman & CEO Brian France stops by the Hollywood Hotel and answers questions on the future of NASCAR.

  • Toyota, Sonoma Raceway announce extension of long-running partnership
  • Toyota entities sign three-year agreement to remain the co-title sponsor of the annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the California road course.

  • Expect an unexpected winner at today's NASCAR road course race
  • Today's Toyota/Save Mart 350 could easily produce an 11th winner in the last 12 Sonoma races.

    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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