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Race track and speedway news, records & links

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Most NASCAR Cup points race wins by a driver for each 'active' race track - by track (total races):
Atlanta: Dale Earnhardt - 9 wins (111 races held)
Auto Club / California: Jimmie Johnson - 6 (28)
Bristol: Darrell Waltrip - 12 (116)
Charlotte (ALL): Jimmie Johnson - 8 (120)
Charlotte/ROVAL: Ryan Blaney - 1 (1)
Chicago: Tony Stewart - 3 (18)
Darlington: David Pearson - 10 (115)
Daytona: Richard Petty - 10 (143)
Dover: Jimmie Johnson - 11 (97)
Homestead: Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart - 3 (19)
Indianapolis: Jeff Gordon - 5 (25)
Kansas: Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson - 3 (25)
Kentucky: Brad Keselowski - 3 (8)
Las Vegas: Jimmie Johnson - 4 (21)
Martinsville: Richard Petty, 15 (139)
Michigan: David Pearson - 9 (99)
New Hampshire: Jeff Burton - 4 (47)
Phoenix: Kevin Harvick - 8 (42)
Pocono: Jeff Gordon - 6 (82)
Richmond: Richard Petty - 13 (125)
Sonoma: Jeff Gordon - 5 (30)
Talladega: Dale Earnhardt - 10 (98)
Texas: Jimmie Johnson - 7 (35)
Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart - 5 (36)
(9-30-2018)

Tracks with the most NASCAR Cup Points Races have been held:
Daytona International Speedway 143 races (since 1959)
Martinsville Speedway 139 (since 1949)
Richmond Raceway 125 (since 1953)
Charlotte Motor Speedway 120 (since 1960)
Bristol Motor Speedway 116 (since 1961)
Darlington Speedway 115 (since 1950)
Atlanta Motor Speedway 111 (since 1960)
Michigan International Speedway, 99 (since 1969)
Talladega Superspeedway, 98 (since 1969)
Dover International Speedway, 97 (since 1969)
North Wilkesboro Speedway, 93 [1949-1996]
Pocono Raceway, 82 (since 1974)
(9-30-2018)


Drivers with most wins at different tracks: Kyle Busch is the ONLY NASCAR Cup driver to ever win a Cup points race at every track he has competed on, when he won at Charlotte on May 27, 2018. After winning at Homestead in November 2013, there was only ONE race track on the NASCAR Cup circuit at which #24-Jeff Gordon had never won a race, that being Kentucky Speedway. Gordon won on 24 of the 25 tracks he raced at during his career in the NASCAR Cup Series, including two tracks that are no longer active, North Wilkesboro and Rockingham. Gordon ran his final race at Kentucky on July 11, 2015, finishing 7th, thus failing to win at Kentucky Speedway
Driver -- Wins -- Tracks won at/ Tracks ran
Richard Petty -- 200 -- 51 of 84
David Pearson -- 105 -- 38 of 65
Jeff Gordon -- 93 -- 24 of 25 (never won Kentucky)
Bobby Allison -- 84 -- 28 of 47
Darrell Waltrip -- 84 -- 16 of 26
Cale Yarborough -- 83 -- 18 of 46
Matt Kenseth -- 39 -- 18 of 23 (never won at Watkins Glen, Martinsville, Atlanta, Sonoma, Indy)
Of course, a disclaimer here is that in the old days of NASCAR, many tracks were raced at once or just a handful of times, but that's still pretty impressive.(ESPN)
Current Drivers: the active leaders with the most NASCAR CUP wins at the 23 different tracks currently on the NSCS schedule:
Rank, Driver, Number of Tracks
1. #18-Kyle Busch, 23 (finally won Charlotte)(has WON at all CUP tracks)
2. #4-Kevin Harvick, 21 (Kentucky, Pocono)
3. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 20 (Kentucky, Watkins Glen, Chicago)
Kyle Busch is the ONLY NASCAR Cup driver to ever win a Cup points race at every track he has competed on, when he won at Charlotte on May 27, 2018
(old NASCAR PR)(9-30-2018)

Drivers with at least 10 NASCAR Cup Series wins at one track:
Richard Petty (5 tracks)
-- Martinsville (15)
-- Richmond (13)
-- North Wilkesboro (13)
-- Rockingham (11)
-- Daytona (10)
Darrell Waltrip (3 tracks)
-- Bristol (12)
-- Martinsville (11)
-- North Wilkesboro (10)
David Pearson, Darlington (10)
Dale Earnhardt, Talladega (10)
Jimmie Johnson, Dover (11)
(9-30-2018)

NASCAR does not provide attendance estimates: NASCAR will end its policy of providing estimated attendance figures in its race reports this season. Spokesman Kerry Tharp said tracks still will have the option of providing crowd estimates, but it will be their prerogative. "NASCAR's race reports generally becomes a box score for the media, and box scores from sporting events do not generally provide estimates," Tharp said. Of the 23 tracks that play host to races in NASCAR's premier series, 21 are owned by publicly traded companies such as International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. Officials with those tracks have said they don't provide attendance figures because they don't want to provide earnings guidance.(USA Today)(2-17-2013)

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
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Race Track Seating Capacity / Attendance Chart Page
NOTE: NASCAR has not reported track attendance since 2012


Track News and Announcements

Sonoma Raceway launches Victory Lane Club: New ticketing concept designed to offer fans more access, value and flexibility for its 2019 race season, as the wine country facility celebrates 50 years of racing in the Sonoma Valley.[More](1-20-2019)

Construction underway for new premium infield RV area near Talladega's start-finish line: Construction has begun for Talladega Superspeedway's new Finish Line Premium RV area, located just past the start-finish line near the entrance to Turn 1, where fans have a bird's-eye view to experience the thrill of the track's wild checkered flag finishes from the comfort of their RV. Fans have already made a statement as this prime real estate area is filling up fast and limited spots remain for the motorsports tripleheader weekend, April 26-28, featuring the GEICO 500.[More](1-19-2019)

Dover International Speedway to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019: Dover International Speedway is gearing up for the biggest year in its history as the Monster Mile celebrates its 50th anniversary season and hosts its 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.[More](1-4-2019)

Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive raises more than $17,000: More than 500 children-in-need in the Martinsville and Henry County area will receive Christmas gifts this year, thanks to the more than $17,300 and 306 toys donated as a part of the 24th annual Martinsville Speedway Christmas Toy Drive. The toy drive, which benefits Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, was held on December 8th at the Speedway. People could donate a new toy or $20 for the opportunity to drive their personal car around the Half Mile of Mayhem, or pay $60 to ride with Speedway President Clay Campbell in a two-seater NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race truck.[More](12-23-2018)

Atlanta president Ed Clark makes his 2019 predictions: In just two months a new season of NASCAR kicks off and preparations are well underway at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend. It's at this time each year, with the Speedway getting ready for its NASCAR weekend and a new year fast approaching, that AMS President Ed Clark tests his clairvoyance and predicts what the next season of NASCAR will bring.
[More](12-21-2018)

Formosa Productions and Bristol Motor Speedway work to bring NASCAR back to Nashville: Formosa Productions Inc. and Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) have today reached an agreement to explore bringing major NASCAR racing events back to Nashville. The joint effort intends to combine local racing and other major motorsports events that once made Fairgrounds Speedway one of the premier raceways in motorsports.[More](12-18-2018)

Sonoma Raceway to host 8th annual John's March Against Stomach Cancer : Sonoma Raceway will open its 12-turn road course to walkers and runners alike as it hosts the West Coast's only major fundraising walk for No Stomach for Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 12. The 8th annual John's March Against Stomach Cancer will support the fight against the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. John's March, which has raised more than $110,000 over the past seven years, offers a unique chance to raise funds for No Stomach For Cancer, a global advocate for stomach cancer awareness, early detection, treatment and prevention.[More](12-19-2018)

Darlington Raceway to celebrate 1990-1994 era for throwback weekend: In 2019, year five of its award-winning Throwback Weekend, Darlington Raceway will celebrate the 1990-1994 era of the sport for its 2019 campaign. The 2019 event will also mark the 70th running of the Bojangles' Southern 500. The "Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR" will be celebrated during the track's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500® and NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 weekend on Aug. 30-Sept. 1.[More](12-18-2018)

Extreme Energy Solutions to serve as official partner of Daytona, Daytona 500: Daytona International Speedway (DIS) announced today a multi-year partnership with Extreme Energy Solutions that will make the green-tech company's leading technology and consumer brands the official all-purpose cleaner-degreaser and the official vehicle/engine emission reducing technology of both the "World Center of Racing" and the DAYTONA 500. [More](12-18-2018)

Mid-Ohio Season race passes now on sale: Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now for the 58th season of racing at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio. As announced last week, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule in 2019 with three additional event weekends added. The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass is one of the most spectacular values in all of sports and available currently at an advance price of $325. This is the ultimate season ticket to see all the Mid-Ohio racing action, plus it offers exclusive fan access and benefits. [More](12-14-2018)

Speedway Children's Charities' Charlotte Chapter distributes over $1 million: Speedway Children's Charities (SCC), in a special grant distribution ceremony on Wednesday, announced that the nonprofit's Charlotte Motor Speedway chapter distributed $1,040,350 in grants - a record annual amount - to 100 charitable organizations located throughout the Charlotte region. More than 250 children were joined by Santa Claus and Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot, for the grant reception in the Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive infield village at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[More](12-13-2018)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to pace 2019 Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of The Great American Race. This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.[More](12-12-2018)

KDI Office Technology extends partnership with Dover Speedway: KDI Office Technology and Dover International Speedway have reached a five-year partnership extension through 2024, making KDI the official and exclusive business solutions provider to the Monster Mile, and also gaining naming rights to the track's Infield Media Center.[More](12-11-2018)

R.A.C.E. donates more than $50,000 to Chicagoland organizations in 2018: Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway's charitable entity, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.), donated $52,809 in grants to 31 deserving Chicagoland community organizations in 2018 at today's seventh annual luncheon to honor those organizations.[More](12-7-2018)

Stadium Super Trucks added to Texas tripleheader spring weekend: The 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR tripleheader spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway will be further bolstered by the addition of Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks Series, speedway president Eddie Gossage announced. The Stadium Super Trucks Series will showcase its action-packed, high-flying show by having three points-paying races over the course of the March 28-31 weekend featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[More](12-6-2018)

Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter distributes more than $250,000: One of the state's largest living Christmas trees provided the perfect centerpiece for Tuesday evening's Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter Grant Distribution and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Held on the Speedway Club Circle at Texas Motor Speedway, the annual outdoor public holiday event delivered $258,251 to nine children's organizations across North Texas.[More](12-6-2018)

Sonoma Raceway announces 50th anniversary celebration for 2019 season: Sonoma Raceway will celebrate 50 years of racing during its 2019 race season, as the motorsports facility hosts a full slate of on-track activity while looking back at its incredible history in the Sonoma Valley. The raceway kicked off its anniversary celebrations earlier this year, marking the 50th anniversary of the facility's groundbreaking on Aug. 14, 1968.[More](12-5-2018)

Richmond Raceway to offer kids' pricing for DC Solar FanGrounds passes: Richmond Raceway (Richmond) strives to provide a family atmosphere for NASCAR fans to create lifelong memories. To further the fan experience families, Richmond is now offering kids' pricing for DC Solar FanGrounds passes beginning with the 2019 season. NASCAR's youngest fans will now be able to get closer than ever to NASCAR's best in the new modernized infield for a special kids' price.[More](12-2-2018)

Richmond Raceway tickets on sale December 1: Tickets for the 2019 NASCAR season at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) will be available for the public to purchase beginning on Saturday, Dec. 1. Fans can experience the iconic Richmond racing experience "under the lights" over two weekends with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series at America's Premier Short Track. Tickets will be available for purchase on Dec. 1 for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 12-13 and the Fall NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 20-21.[More](11-30-2018)

Brandon Hutchison promoted to Executive VP and General Manager at Atlanta Motor Speedway: Brandon Hutchison has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Track President Ed Clark announced today. With the promotion, Hutchison will oversee the day-to-day operations of Atlanta Motor Speedway and all track events. While Hutchison will manage the daily operations of the track, Clark will remain as the facility's President.[More](11-28-2018)

New premium infield RV area planned near Talladega's start-finish line: For decades, fans in the Talladega Superspeedway frontstretch grandstands located near Turn 1 have been treated to some of NASCAR's closest finishes at the venue's legendary start-finish line. Beginning with this spring's GEICO 500 weekend from April 26-28, campers will have the opportunity to forever experience the thrill of the track's epic checkered flag conclusions from the comfort of their RVs in the new Finish Line Premium RV area.[More](11-27-2018)

Construction moving forward on Talladega tunnel: While heavy amounts of rain hit Talladega Superspeedway over the past two weeks, it hasn't slowed construction. Oxford, AL's Taylor Corporation, which is spearheading the construction effort, is uninterruptedly progressing as the crew has excavated the tunnel pathway and has moved dirt to other areas in the infield. Crushed concrete is also being brought in and smoothed along the ground, while the formwork is being set for the Tunnel slab.[More](11-23-2018)

Sonoma Raceway distributes more than 6,200 pounds of food to North Bay food banks: Sonoma Raceway has taken the checkered flag on its 18th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, distributing more than 6,200 pounds of non-perishable food to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) in Santa Rosa. This year's 6,232-pound donation brings the raceway's 18-year total to more than 39 tons of non-perishable food items for Bay Area food banks. In addition, the raceway distributed more than $1,300 in cash contributions from community members to the food banks.[More](11-22-2018)

Desert Diamond Casinos to sponsor XFINITY race at ISM Raceway: ISM Raceway and Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment today announced a multi-year partnership that will give Desert Diamond the naming rights to one of the Raceway's two new Canyons, the immersive entrances created as part of the recently completed ISM Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar. As part of its naming rights deal, Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment will also become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series semifinal playoff race at ISM Raceway in November 2019 and November 2020.[More](1-13-2018)

Hunter Hayes in concert prior to Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead: Before the drivers start their engines for the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday, Hunter Hayes will be revving things up with a pre-race concert. Hayes will be kicking off the action-packed race on the same front stretch where the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be crowned later that same day.[More](11-13-2018)

Drive your car on track at Sonoma Raceway: Tackle the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway's road course in your personal vehicle during Speedway Children's Charities' 6th annual Laps for Charity on Saturday, Jan. 12. This once-a-year-opportunity invites participants to take their vehicle for a few laps around the 12-turn road course. [More](11-13-2018)

Jim Cornelison returning to Chicagoland for National Anthem next year: Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Chicago's own Jim Cornelison will once again sing the National Anthem at this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400 on Sunday, June 30 for the seventh consecutive year. The iconic Cornelison is recognized and respected nationally for his unique rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner." A classically-trained opera singer, Cornelison is known as the National Anthem's Gold Standard.[More](11-13-2018)

Giant ferris wheel, more lights among what's new at Charlotte's Speedway Christmas: In just over a week, Charlotte Motor Speedway will cut the red ribbon to open one of the nation's largest holiday light shows, bringing new attractions and a record amount of lights to the ninth edition of Speedway Christmas presented by AAA Carolinas' Disconnect & Drive. New for 2018, visitors can take a ride in the infield on a 50-foot Ferris wheel, listen to joyful sounds from live musicians, bands, carolers and choirs and drive through more light displays than ever before.[More](11-10-2018)

Josh Dallas named Homestead grand marshal: Adding to the aura of Ford Championship Weekend, Homestead-Miami Speedway has named actor Josh Dallas as Grand Marshal for the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 18. Dallas will recite the most famous words in all of motorsports, "Drivers, start your engines!" just before the green flag waves for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship race.[More](11-10-2018)

Tim Packman named Memphis International Raceway President: Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and parent company IRG Sports + Entertainment, announce motorsports industry veteran Tim Packman as the sports venues' new president. Packman brings nearly 20 years of facility management, event marketing and communications experience to the raceway.[More](11-7-2018)

Special DAYTONA 500 ticket package with Austin Dillon and Richard Childress: The 2019 DAYTONA 500 will be a special one for legendary owner Richard Childress and his grandson Austin Dillon. Childress, a NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time DAYTONA 500 champion-winning owner, will be embarking on the 50th anniversary season of Richard Childress Racing while Dillon will be defending his victory in "The Great American Race" wheeling the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.[More](11-7-2018)

Girl Scout CEO added to the list of dignitaries at Homestead: Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo will have the role of leading the pledge of allegiance prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Acevedo, who is a life-long Girl Scout, was appointed CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA in May, 2017.[More](11-7-2018)

Gateway Motorsports Park making improvements to seating layouts, programs: Gateway Motorsports Park -- in conjunction with the sports marketing program at Maryville University in St. Louis -- conducted extensive fan surveys following its 2017 and 2018 INDYCAR and NASCAR events. The surveys provided detailed information pertaining to the likes and needs of the fans who attend INDYCAR and NASCAR races at the unique 1.25 mile-oval. As a result of these surveys, changes have been made to accommodate the fans to provide a better race day experience. [More](11-5-2018)

Coke Zero Sugar 400 tickets on sale Tuesday, Nov. 6: Tickets for the 61st annual Coke Zero Sugar 400, the Independence Day holiday weekend classic scheduled for Saturday, July 6 at Daytona International Speedway, will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. EST. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 showcases the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series under the lights on the daunting 31-degree high banks battling for a coveted Daytona victory in a 160-lap, 400-mile race. [More](11-5-2018)

Vankor signs multi-year sponsorship for Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas: Vankor, an independent energy and commodities company headquartered in North Texas that specializes in the trade and distribution of oil and gas, has signed a multi-year deal to serve as the entitlement sponsor for the spring NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race beginning in 2019.The Vankor 350 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race will be making its debut during the spring weekend for the first time in the history of Texas Motor Speedway.[More](11-2-2018)

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights returns to Bristol: A family-favorite holiday spectacle that showcases dazzling Christmas lights returns to Bristol Motor Speedway with the 22nd edition of The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights serves as the premiere holiday display in east Tennessee spread across a five-mile route illuminated by more than 2 million lights among 250 displays. The popular event serves as the main fundraiser for SCC-Bristol. A trip through the display sends guests down alongside the famed Bristol Dragway quarter-mile and all throughout the property, culminating with a lap around the historic Bristol half-mile oval.[More](11-2-2018)

Gateway interested in Cup date in 2020: A schedule shakeup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series could come as early as the 2020 season and Gateway Motorsports Park is positioning itself for the shortlist for when league officials are ready to talk. Track owner says not only he is interested in a Cup date, but would favor a mid-week race.[More](10-27-2018)

DAYTONA Beer Festival to debut during Speedweeks: Daytona International Speedway has a new event on tap for DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth. The DAYTONA Beer Festival will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 in conjunction with DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger and the Advance Auto Parts Clash. The inaugural DAYTONA Beer Festival will be held from Noon-3 p.m. and will span multiple Midway Suites, allowing fans to choose from over 70 different brands of beer.[More](10-25-2018)

Speedway Christmas returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway: Charlotte Motor Speedway elves are breaking out the trees, tinsel, ornaments and lights in preparation for a holiday light show extravaganza like no other. Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect and Drive returns Nov. 18 with over three million lights totaling 3.75 miles around the speedway, infield and concourse. Mother Goose, Rapunzel and The Three Little Pigs come to life in this year's "Storybook in Lights" theme that will illuminate the iconic race track.[More](10-18-2018)

Talladega to build oversized tunnel in turn three: Talladega Superspeedway and its parent company, International Speedway Corporation (ISC), revealed today that the construction of the new Turn 3 Oversized Tunnel, an important component of the track's new Transformation Infield Project - will begin in a matter of days during the week of Oct. 21. The new two-lane tunnel will have dimensions capable of allowing vehicles as large as race team haulers and fans' recreational vehicles to enter and exit the track simultaneously with ease. [More](10-14-2018)

Truck and XFINITY races at Nashville? The owner of Bristol Motor Speedway is in preliminary talks about holding two yearly NASCAR races at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but the two sides appear no closer to a deal. Tony Formosa, the longtime promoter of the fairgrounds racetrack, said Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Bristol Motor Speedway, has expressed interest in holding a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the fairgrounds.[More](10-12-2018)

AdventHealth will be official sponsor of Daytona Speedweeks: Daytona International Speedway and Florida Hospital, which will soon be renamed AdventHealth, announced today an expansion of their relationship, making the health system the official presenting sponsor of DAYTONA Speedweeks at the "World Center of Racing."[More](10-8-2018)

Bristol Food City 500 tickets on sale: Following an exciting racing season in East Tennessee, Bristol Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that 2019 season and Food City 500 tickets go on sale Thursday, October 4. Returning guests who purchased 2018 tickets will pay the same for their 2019 tickets if they renew by Friday, Nov. 9 (Food City 500) and Friday, Feb. 1 (Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race). New customers who are interested in checking out the one-of-a-kind short track action can save up to $20 per ticket if they buy before the November or February cutoff dates. Season tickets can be renewed until Friday, Nov. 30 and include the Bristol REWARDS loyalty program.[More](10-4-2018)

2019 tickets on sale at Pocono Raceway: Tickets for the 2019 NASCAR and INDYCAR event weekends at Pocono Raceway are now available for purchase. Children can attend all motorsport events, including Sunday races, free of charge at 'The Tricky Triangle' in 2019.[More](10-2-2018)

Sonoma Raceway marks 50th anniversary with return to original NASCAR circuit: Sonoma Raceway will return to the historic 12-turn, 2.52-mile road-course layout for the 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 as part of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration.[More](9-29-2018)

Kids get free gate admission at Pocono next year: Children, ages 12 and under, will receive free gate admission for Sunday Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series races at Pocono Raceway in 2019. This new initiative will start today as part of the 2019 Pocono Raceway Ticket Renewal Program. All remaining tickets for next season's events at 'The Tricky Triangle' are scheduled to go on sale to the public in early October.[More](9-5-2018)

Rockingham Speedway sold to investors UPDATE: A group of Raleigh investors Thursday bought the Rockingham Speedway. The buyer, Rockingham Properties LLC - of which Dan Lovenheim is majority owner - will finalize paperwork on the purchase of the Rockingham Speedway Thursday. Lovenheim could not provide details on the plans for the property Thursday afternoon, but said they are "remarkably encompassing."(8-30-2018)
UPDATE: The future of the Rockingham Speedway will include racing, the new owners say - and much (much) more. Dan Lovenheim, majority owner of Rockingham Properties LLC, confirmed Saturday that racing would be an "integral part" of what he and his co-owners had in store for their new property, which will be known as the Rock Entertainment Complex.[More](9-4-2018)

Lucas Oil Raceway to begin renovations: Lucas Oil Raceway is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar renovation aimed at turning the motorsports park into a multi-purpose facility that can be used year-round. The dragstrip is home to the prestigious U.S. Nationals, NHRA's biggest race. There is also a 0.686-mile oval that once hosted NASCAR Xfinity, Truck Series and USAC races. The 2.5-mile road course hasn't been used in 10 years.[More](8-31-2018)

Martinsville interested in Cup night race: According to Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell, "There's nobody that wants a night race here more than I do." But in a video posted on the track's Twitter page in response to a fan question, Campbell said, "The earliest it would happen is in 2020."[More](8-3-2018)

Bubba and Blaney ticket packages available at Homestead-Miami Speedway: As Homestead-Miami Speedway prepares for its 17th consecutive year of crowning NASCAR's champions, the Speedway continues to host unique and interactive events during Ford Championship Weekend. This year, fans attending Ford Championship Weekend will have the rare opportunity to take part in an insightful Q&A session with two of NASCAR's most promising young drivers, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace.[More](8-1-2018)

Live Nation country music concert set for summer 2019 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: The Merrimack County Superior Court has cleared away the final hurdles to a proposed country music festival at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. After a nearly two-year process, a judge has ruled in the Speedway's favor, clearing the way for a three-day music festival with Live Nation in the summer of 2019.[More](5-17-2018)
1000Bulbs.com sponsoring fall Talladega race: The future of Talladega Superspeedway became brighter today. 1000Bulbs.com, the award-winning, internet-based lighting retailer recognized for growth, innovation and customer satisfaction, announced that the track's anticipated Fall NASCAR Playoff event (October 14) will be known as the 1000Bulbs.com 500.[More](3-19-2018)


Inaugural Race Winners of Active Tracks: A list of the active tracks since 1949 and the winners of those inaugural events:
Year, Track, Driver
2011, Kentucky, Kyle Busch
2001, Chicago, Kevin Harvick
2001, Kansas, Jeff Gordon
1999, Homestead, Tony Stewart
1998, Las Vegas, Mark Martin
1997, Texas, Jeff Burton (first career win)
1997, California, Jeff Gordon
1994, Indianapolis, Jeff Gordon
1993, New Hampshire, Rusty Wallace
1989, Sonoma, Ricky Rudd
1988, Phoenix, Alan Kulwicki (first career win)
1974, Pocono, Richard Petty
1969, Talladega, Richard Brickhouse (first career win)
1969, Dover, Richard Petty
1969, Michigan, Cale Yarborough
1961, Bristol, Jack Smith
1960, Atlanta, Fireball Roberts
1960, Charlotte, Joe Lee Johnson
1959, Daytona, Lee Petty
1957, Watkins Glen, Buck Baker
1953, Richmond, Lee Petty
1950. Darlington, Johnny Mantz (first career win)
1949. Martinsville, Red Byron


SOME PAST TRACK NEWS

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Veteran Executives Receive Promotions
$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway
Rockingham Speedway for sale...again
Pocono Raceway Offering Worry-Free Weather Guarantee
Restrictor-plate engines in Indy XFINITY race?
Gary Baker says Nashville Superspeedway could be saved
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park would like an XFINITY race
Racing will return to Mansfield Speedway
Canadian Motor Speedway on course in Fort Erie