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Friday April 29, 2016
  • Walk-on to Pit Road - 'NASCAR Race Hub'
  • William Rowdy Harrell's road to becoming a member of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pit crew started as being a walk-on for The University of Alabama.

  • Youth Movement in NASCAR
  • Jeff Hammond and Andy Petree break down which young driver has the best chance to win their first career race this weekend at Talladega.

  • 8 drivers who can win at Talladega Superspeedway
  • Here's a short list of NASCAR drivers who have beat the odds multiple times on restrictor-plate tracks.

  • Tony Stewart unveils his complete pinball machine collection
  • You may as well call him Tommy because the driver of the No. 14 is a pinball wizard.

  • Tony Stewart completes final tire test of career at Indy
  • Tony Stewart had a chance go home to Indianapolis and take part in his final tire test in a Sprint Cup car.

  • Podcast with NASCAR driver Ty Dillon on Fantasy Baseball & Fantasy Football
  • Dillon talks about setting daily fantasy lineups, the NFL Draft and his Carolina Panthers.

  • Looking back at Dale Earnhardt's wild last win at Talladega
  • On Oct. 15, 2000, Dale Earnhardt mounted a charge from deep in the field to win his 76th and final NASCAR Sprint Cup race in spectacular fashion.

  • NASCAR stars go Hollywood on Texas Motor Speedway 'Big Hoss' screen
  • Austin Dillon becomes Austin Powers and the Busch Brothers become the Blues Brothers on the Texas Motor Speedway "Big Hoss" screen.

  • That time a fan stole the pace car at Talladega Superspeedway
  • In 1986, this fan literally drove it like he stole it at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Jeff Gordon delivers championship-style rings to Hendrick team members
  • Jeff Gordon delivers championship-style rings to Hendrick team members.

    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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