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Charlotte Motor Speedway – 2008

October 25th, 2012 by

Legacy Track – Circa 2008 Opened in 1960 by Bruton Smith and NASCAR driving legend Curtis Turner with the running of the longest stock car race in history, the World 600, a year later the 1.5-mile the Charlotte Motor Speedway was in bankruptcy, done in by a huge infield rock formation that ballooned construction costs … Read the Rest »

South Boston Speedway

October 25th, 2012 by

A mecca for southern Virginia short-track racing for over half a century, South Boston Speedway today bills itself as “America’s Hometown Track.” South Boston Speedway – SoBo to its many fans – was a quarter-mile dirt track when it opened its gates in 1957, and in that dusty incarnation hosted NASCAR stock car racing as … Read the Rest »

Oulton Park Circuit

October 25th, 2012 by

An integral part of the fabric of the British motorsports scene for more than half a century, Oulton Park is one of the world’s most picturesque – and challenging – road circuits. Originally developed by the Mid-Cheshire Car Club on an estate between Chester and Liverpool, Oulton Park has been a staple of the British … Read the Rest »

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

October 25th, 2012 by

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is one of North America’s classic road-racing circuits. A serpentine ribbon of pavement winding through the hills overlooking California’s Monterey Peninsula, “Laguna” is the site of one of the most unique and famous corners in motorsport – The Corkscrew. Approached from a long, fast uphill run, the Corkscrew is a blind, … Read the Rest »

Okayama International Circuit

October 25th, 2012 by

Opened in 1990 as one of the world’s first – and best – “country club” race tracks, Okayama International Circuit was designed largely for the use of wealthy clients looking to exercise their exotic automobiles in the challenging but safe environment of a world class motorsports facility. The circuit (formerly known as TI Circuit Aida) … Read the Rest »

Phoenix Raceway – 2008

October 25th, 2012 by

Nestled in the foothills of Arizona’s Estrella Mountains, Phoenix International Raceway is one of America’s most challenging ovals.  Though originally built for open wheel racing, over the past two decades the desert flower has become even more famous for stock car competition. With its short front straight and asymmetrical layout – including a trademark left-hand … Read the Rest »

Concord Speedway

October 24th, 2012 by

Located in the heart of NASCAR country, North Carolina’s Concord Speedway features two adjacent oval tracks. The larger track, which has grandstand seating for 8,500 spectators, bills itself as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile Tri-Oval” and it really is a sort of mini Pocono, with three very distinct turns. With different radii and banking (14 degrees … Read the Rest »

Oxford Plains Speedway

October 24th, 2012 by

Maine is the northeastern-most state of the United States, and the 14,000-seat Oxford Plains Speedway is the biggest public facility in the Pine Tree State. OPS opened in 1950 as a half-mile dirt track with shallow-banked turns. Carved out of 200 acres of woodland in six short weeks, the facility featured a wooden grandstand that … Read the Rest »

Lanier National Speedway

October 24th, 2012 by

Lanier was a typical southern dirt track when it opened in 1982.  Five years later the 3/8-mile oval was paved, and its moderately-banked wide-open turns and fairly short straightaways made NASCAR-sanctioned Lanier National Speedway a good test for the track’s weekly racing divisions, among them Pro Late Models, open-wheel Modifieds and Legends Cars. Located across … Read the Rest »

USA International Speedway

October 24th, 2012 by

A three-quarter-mile, high-banked, paved oval, USA International hosts USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour and Super Late Model Stock Car events each season. Located in Lakeland, USA International Speedway’s central Florida location makes it a year-round facility. Add in the track’s configuration – relatively long straights into tight banked turns that test … Read the Rest »