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Thursday November 27, 2014
  • Daytona's UNOH 'Battle At The Beach' discontinued
  • The Daytona Rising reconstruction of Daytona International Speedway means the fabled 2.5-mile track will not host the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races on a backstretch short-track course as it has in each of the last two seasons.

  • Toyota teams, particularly MWR, look to turn it around
  • Jeff Hammond says that 2014 obviously was a struggle for all the Sprint Cup teams who drove a Toyota. He thinks they'll get it turned around in 2015, but admits that Michael Waltrip Racing, in particular, has a long road to travel.

  • Things from '14 season that NASCAR fans should appreciate
  • The just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with great racing from start to finish.

  • Larry Mac: What's the perfect age for a Sprint Cup champion?
  • With a number of drivers winning championships into their late-30s and even 40s, Larry McReynolds weighs in on his perfect age for a Sprint Cup driver.

  • Like father, like son? Junior and his dad share same taste in crew chiefs
  • Larry McReynolds ponders the relationship that Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects to have with his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and compares Junior's taste in crew chiefs with Dale Jr.'s dad. And McReynolds should know because he used to be the elder Earnhardt's crew chief. 

  • Will 2015 be Danica Patrick's final season in Sprint Cup?
  • With 2014 bringing Danica Patrick her highest finish in NASCAR, Jeff Hammond weighs in on what she needs to be a more competitive Sprint Cup driver.‚Äč

  • Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing
  • DOVER, Del. (AP) A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend.

  • Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson talks kids, disappointment, White House
  • Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spends most of his time at the track focused on going fast in his familiar No. 48 car. But the Hendrick Motorsports driver carved out a few minutes during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with FOXSports.com NASCAR writer Jared Turner about parenthood, how he stays calm under pressure, where he would like to visit and much more.

  • Dale Jr.'s Daytona 500 win kicked off season of amazing moments
  • I felt like we went into the 2014 season with a lot of changes, a lot of opportunity while at the same time, a lot of unknowns.

  • Austin Dillon to run majority of Xfinity Series races with Rheem
  • Two-time series champion Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015 while running the "majority" of the season with sponsor Rheem on board. 

    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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