Friday, February 1, 2008

NASCAR Basics: The Tracks: Master List

As part of my NASCAR Basics series of posts, I'm writing a post about each of the tracks that hold Sprint Cup races. This will be an ongoing process throughout the 2008 season with a new post whenever NASCAR travels to a new track. Then I'll link to that post here, making a master list.

A note: These are loose categories of tracks. Some authoritative sources might have only four categories, combining tracks from one to two miles in length into one big "Intermediate" category. To me, it doesn't make much sense to compare longer, wider, higher speed tracks like Atlanta or Texas to tracks like Phoenix or Dover.

SUPERSPEEDWAYS (over two miles long)

Daytona International Speedway*
Pocono Raceway
Talladega Superspeedway*

* restrictor plate tracks

SPEEDWAYS (1.5 to two miles long)

Atlanta Motor Speedway
Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway)
Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway)
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Michigan International Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway

INTERMEDIATE TRACKS (one to 1.5 miles long)

Darlington Raceway
Kansas Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway

SHORT TRACKS (less than a mile long)

Bristol Motor Speedway
Dover International Speedway
Martinsville Speedway
Richmond International Raceway


Infineon Raceway (formerly Sears Point Raceway)
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