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Friday February 12, 2016
  • Brian France addresses Wood Brothers' exclusion from chartered teams
  • What does NASCAR's chairman and CEO have to say about the Wood Brothers not receiving a charter?

  • Results: Final practice for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
  • See the full results from Friday's final practice for Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway

  • The Joy of NASCAR: A conversation with FOX Sports' Mike Joy
  • FOX Sports Florida's Paul Kennedy chats with NASCAR on FOX announcer Mike Joy ahead of the Daytona 500 and the start of the 2016 NASCAR season.

  • 5 things learned on an unusually active first day back at the track
  • We count down five interesting things we learned on Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where Sprint Cup drivers hit the track for the first time since November

  • Practice 1 results for Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
  • Cars for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were finally back on track during Friday's opening practice for this Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited non-points race. Check out results from the first practice here.

  • Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.

  • Photos: Daytona comes to life with Sprint Cup Series cars
  • The lengthy national nightmare is over. Sprint Cup Series cars and drivers have convened at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks 2016. Check out a few scenes from around the garage on Friday at The World Center of Racing.

  • HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season.

  • NASCAR's new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) It's been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009.

  • Starting lineup is set for Saturday's season-opening exhibition
  • It was the luck of a random draw, but perhaps it is going to be that kind of season for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team. Johnson is set to lead Saturday's Sprint Unlimited field to green.

    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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