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Wednesday January 28, 2015
  • RCR adds two female teenagers to driver development program
  • Richard Childress Racing and Team Dillon Racing announced Wednesday afternoon it has signed 14-year-old Ahnna Parkhurst and 17-year-old Kate Dallenbach to its driver development program.

  • Wood Brothers push Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup races
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season.

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour: 10 things learned on Day Three
  • Joey Logano and the former Brittany Baca were married Dec. 14 of last year at the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. While the ceremony undoubtedly was nice, on the honeymoon Logano encountered his first "issue" of married life.

  • Richard Petty Motorsports committed to running Hornish Jr.
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Sam Hornish Jr. is finally back in the Sprint Cup Series after a four-year absence, in a ride Richard Petty Motorsports insists it is committed to fielding for the entire year.

  • Unapologetic Brad Keselowski: 'I'm never going to be Dale Jr.'
  • To say Brad Keselowski had a tumultuous 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season would be an understatement.

  • NASCAR legend David Pearson recovering from stroke
  • Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke suffered on Dec. 9.

  • Wood Brothers expand schedule, will enter 18 races with Ryan Blaney
  • Wood Brothers Racing will expand its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule from 12 to 18 races this year, the team announced Wednesday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom.

  • Watch on-demand: Team Penske media tour press conference
  • Watch live as drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and team principals from Team Penske speak with reporters on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.

  • Wave of optimism sweeping Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Like many teams, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series offseason was one full of change for Richard Petty Motorsports.

  • Roush Fenway looks to rebuild after rough 2014 season
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roush Fenway Racing enters a season of rebuilding following a self-described ''brutal'' 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards defection to Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year.

    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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