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Race track and speedway news, records & links

Most NASCAR Cup points race wins by a driver for each 'active' race track - by track (total races):
Atlanta: Dale Earnhardt - 9 wins (110 races held)
Auto Club / California: Jimmie Johnson - 6 (28)
Bristol: Darrell Waltrip - 12 (113)
Charlotte: Jimmie Johnson - 8 (118)
Chicago: Tony Stewart - 3 (17)
Darlington: David Pearson - 10 (114)
Daytona: Richard Petty - 10 (142)
Dover: Jimmie Johnson - 11 (96)
Homestead: Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart - 3 (19)
Indianapolis: Jeff Gordon - 5 (24)
Kansas: Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson - 3 (24)
Kentucky: Brad Keselowski - 3 (7)
Las Vegas: Jimmie Johnson - 4 (20)
Martinsville: Richard Petty, 15 (138)
Michigan: David Pearson - 9 (96)
New Hampshire: Jeff Burton - 4 (46)
Phoenix: Kevin Harvick - 8 (42)
Pocono: Jeff Gordon - 6 (80)
Richmond: Richard Petty - 13 (123)
Sonoma: Jeff Gordon - 5 (29)
Talladega: Dale Earnhardt - 10 (97)
Texas: Jimmie Johnson - 7 (35)
Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart - 5 (34)
(2-18-2018)

Tracks with the most NASCAR Cup Points Races have been held:
Daytona International Speedway 142 races (since 1959)
Martinsville Speedway 138 (since 1949)
Richmond Raceway 123 (since 1953)
Charlotte Motor Speedway 118 (since 1960)
Bristol Motor Speedway 114 (since 1961)
Darlington Speedway 114 (since 1950)
Atlanta Motor Speedway 110 (since 1960)
Michigan International Speedway, 97 (since 1969)
Talladega Superspeedway, 97 (since 1969)
Dover International Speedway, 96 (since 1969)
North Wilkesboro Speedway, 93 [1949-1996]
Pocono Raceway, 80 (since 1974)
(2-18-2018)


Drivers with most wins at different tracks: 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Gordon won on 24 of the 25 tracks he raced at during his career in the NASCAR Cup Series, including two tracks that are no longer active, North Wilkesboro and Rockingham.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, 22 (missing ONLY Charlotte)
2. #4-Kevin Harvick, 21 (Kentucky, Pocono)
3. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 20 (Kentucky, Watkins Glen, Chicago)
(old NASCAR PR)(2-18-2018)

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)
(2-18-2018)

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)

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NOTE: NASCAR has not reported track attendance since 2012


Track News and Announcements

Austin Dillon honored at Daytona Champion's Breakfast: The magic of Sunday night carried over to Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, with 2018 DAYTONA 500 champion Austin Dillon honored at the annual Champion's Breakfast in the speedway's Bill France Room. Dillon drove the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro owned by his grandfather Richard Childress to a historic victory in the 60th running of "The Great American Race," the season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The victory came 20 years after Dale Earnhardt won the DAYTONA 500 in Childress' No. 3 Chevrolet.[More](2-19-2018)

Cast of Super Troopers to serve as grand marshals at Auto Club Speedway: The Super Troopers will be in full comedic force at the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race. Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva have been promoted to Grand Marshals and will give the command "Drivers, start your engines," on March 18, 2018 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.[More](2-19-2018)

Talladega Superspeedway offers special "33% off" race-week pricing: A return to the high banks and a victory for the iconic No. 3 means big savings for NASCAR fans at Talladega Superspeedway! In honor of Austin Dillon, who drove Richard Childress Racing's (RCR) famous No. 3 to victory in the season-opening DAYTONA 500, Talladega Superspeedway announced today a special "33% off" ticket offer for its GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race on April 29. With the unbelievable racing at Daytona in the rearview mirror, all eyes are now fixed on the spectacular competition at Talladega, the biggest "super" superspeedway in the sport that has seen the No. 3 go to Gatorade Victory Lane a record nine times - all with the late, great Dale Earnhardt, Sr.[More](2-19-2018)

Kansas Speedway tickets on sale: Tickets for the 2018 Kansas Speedway racing season are on sale now and the track is offering more $64 ticket choices for both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races than ever before. Also new in 2018 is more youth ticket options! In addition, several sections of Kansas Speedway grandstands have been enhanced with drink rails to offer race fans a more comfortable experience.[More](2-16-2018)

Limited space available for Talladega infield camping: With the official start of the 2018 NASCAR season just days away, Talladega Superspeedway fans have already spoken in a big way with their excitement for the track's Spring triple-header weekend, April 27-29. Officials at NASCAR's Most Competitive track announced that fewer than 20 reserved RV camping spots remain in its infamous infield, the most coveted real estate in motorsports.[More](2-16-2018)

Whosyourdriver.org to present Martinsville Speedway race weekend: Driver safety is a top priority at Martinsville Speedway, not just for drivers racing the cars, but for fans travelling to and from the Speedway as well. As a way to promote driver safety, DRIVE SMART Virginia and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office's "Who's Your Driver" campaign will once again present the STP 500 race weekend, Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell announced today. For the second year in a row, the weekend will be called the STP 500 Race Weekend presented by whosyourdriver.org.[More](2-15-2018)

Chipper Jones named honorary race official for DAYTONA 500: Former Atlanta Braves great and new Baseball Hall of Fame member Chipper Jones will serve as an Honorary Race Official for the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, the opening race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.[More](2-14-2018)

Auto Club Speedway releases VIP ticket experiences: Want to be in Gatorade Victory Lane when a NASCAR Cup Series driver celebrates their Auto Club 400 win? How about seeing celebrities walk the red carpet prior to the NASCAR drivers meeting? Well, here's your chance. Auto Club Speedway has released two VIP experiences starting at $59 for fans to go behind-the-scenes at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 18, 2018.[More](2-14-2018)

Peyton Manning to drive pace car at Daytona 500: Peyton Manning, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Nationwide member/spokesperson, will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. TThe DAYTONA 500, first held in 1959 at the famed 2.5-mile high-banked tri-oval, is the season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Manning will be behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry XSE pacing the 40-car field prior to taking the green flag.[More](2-13-2018)

Famous Martinsville Speedway hot dog to be sold At Daytona 500: The Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog will be sold during Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway as a result of winning Americrown's Hot Dog Playoff, a contest where fan votes decided the best hot dog in NASCAR. The red hot dog with chili, mustard, onions and slaw on a steamed bun, will be sold at the Great American Grill 383 concession stand while supplies last on Sunday, as well as in the Bistro in the infield Fan Zone on Friday.[More](2-13-2018)

Kansas Speedway introduces the Ignition Garage: The Ignition Garage will only be open on Cup race day, and includes a hospitality parking pass, pre-race pass for access to the pre-race concert, driver introductions and the DC Solar FanWalk, a guided tour of the Cup garage, and more.[More](2-13-2018)

Cole Swindell to perform All-Star Race concert: Race fans will rock and roll with Cole before the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Platinum-selling singer and songwriter Cole Swindell will light up the biggest all-star event in sports with the Monster Energy All-Star Race Concert Presented by Rayovac Batteries, Kwikset, George Foreman and National Hardware. The concert is FREE with the purchase of any Monster Energy All-Star Race ticket.[More](2-12-2018)

Charlize Theron named honorary starter for 60th annual DAYTONA 500: Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG winning and Emmy nominated actress Charlize Theron has been named the Honorary Starter for the historic 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Theron will wave the green flag for the DAYTONA 500, the season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](2-12-2018)

Navy Band Southeast to perform Daytona 500 National Anthem: "The Great American Race" will have an all-American flavor this year when the National Anthem is played by Navy Band Southeast prior to the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Navy Band Southeast was established in 1995 and is one of 11 official United States Navy bands. Proudly representing the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, the band consists of trained professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance. Inspiring pride and patriotism through music, the band performs more than 350 engagements annually throughout the Southeast.[More](2-9-2018)

Martinsville introduces $25 tickets for youth 17-and-under: As a way to make a trip to Martinsville Speedway more affordable than ever for families, all tickets for youth 17-and-under are $25, with the purchase of an adult ticket. The $25 youth ticket applies to every seat, in every section and row of the stadium and will replace the Family Four Pack, which was restricted to certain sections and rows.[More](2-9-2018)

Texas Motor Speedway grandstands going smoke-free: In an effort to create a better overall experience for all of its fans, officials announced Tuesday that the grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway will be completely smoke-free, including all electronic cigarette devices, beginning this year. Texas Motor Speedway established a ban on smoking in the grandstands in 2013, but the updated policy to include e-cigarettes and vapes comes as a result of strong feedback from guest surveys and the speedway's fan council. Speedway guests will still be able to smoke - both standard and electronic smoking products - in designated areas throughout the lower concourse area.[More](2-9-2018)

Overton's to sponsor Chicagoland races: Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Overton's, America's Marine and Watersports Superstore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year's NASCAR weekend June 29 - July 1. The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will affectionately be known as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton's 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton's 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400.[More](2-8-2018)

Bush's Beans and Bristol Motor Speedway extend partnership: Bush Brothers & Company and Bristol Motor Speedway have extended their partnership featuring two old-school Tennessee institutions with a new three-year deal through 2020. The East Tennessee-based company will continue on as entitlement partner for Bush's Beans Pole Day in April and the Bush's Beans 150 in August. In addition to entitlement rights, Bush's Grillin' Beans® will be available at the Bush's Trackside Cafes at Gates 6 and 16 during both NASCAR race weekends. [More](2-8-2018)

Michigan International Speedway to celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2018: Michigan International Speedway is marking its 50th anniversary in 2018 with a season-long celebration. Lawrence H. LoPatin's vision of building a speedway in Michigan became reality on September 27, 1967 when he broke ground on Michigan International Speedway in Cambridge Township just south of Brooklyn. The Detroit-area land developer designed the facility along with City Engineer Charles Moneypenny, who designed Daytona International Speedway. The inaugural race was a 250-mile open wheel event won by Ronnie Bucknum on Oct. 13, 1968. [More](2-7-2018)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet remains title sponsor of Truck race: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will remain the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The speedway's continued partnership with KYTC is centered on the "Buckle Up in Your Truck" (BUIYT) campaign to bring awareness to seatbelt use in pickup trucks. The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will kick off a NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Thursday, July 12.[More](2-6-2018)

Corrigan Oil to sponsor Truck Series race at MIS: Corrigan Oil is expanding its partnership with Michigan International Speedway in 2018. The company will be the entitlement sponsor for the August NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200.[More](2-6-2018)

Gander Outdoors to sponsor Pocono July Cup and Truck race: Pocono Raceway announces event names for two of the 'The Tricky Triangle's' NASCAR-sanctioned races this season. The July 28th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 150 and the July 29th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 400.[More](2-6-2018)

Miller Lite named official beer of ISM Raceway: ISM Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today a new multi-year agreement with Crescent Crown to make Miller Lite the new official beer of the race track, beginning at the TicketGuardian 500 race weekend on March 9-11. Together, Miller Lite and ISM Raceway will be partnering to create a fully branded food and beverage experience in the new infield Fan Zone, set to open in November 2018.[More](2-6-2018)

Richmond Raceway strikes with Go Bowling as fall XFINITY Series sponsor for the Go Bowling 250: Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces an extension of its relationship with the bowling industry as Go Bowling becomes the entitlement sponsor for the fall NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race. The Go Bowling 250, set for Sept. 21, 2018, marks the start of the 2018 NXS Playoffs and will be the first playoff race in Richmond track history. The race also will mark the grand opening of Richmond Raceway Reimagined, the $30 million infield redevelopment project.[More](2-5-2018)

Big Machine Vodka becomes title partner of Brickyard 400 at IMS: A new era for NASCAR racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will feature even more excitement, as Big Machine Vodka was named the title partner of the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at IMS. The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 on the 2.5-mile oval at IMS. The 25th annual NASCAR weekend at the Racing Capital of the World is moving from the heat of late July to cooler temperatures of early September, and the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard also will serve as the thrilling finale to the Cup Series regular season, setting the field for the Playoffs.[More](2-5-2018)

SNL's Kenan Thompson named grand marshal at Atlanta: Atlanta native and comedy sketch actor Kenan Thompson of "Saturday Night Live" fame will return to his home city of Atlanta to serve as the grand marshal for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Born and raised in Atlanta, Thompson made his television debut as a 16-year-old on Nickelodeon's wildly popular all-kid sketch comedy-variety show "All That" in 1994 before starring in the American teen sitcom "Kenan and Kel" alongside Kel Mitchell between 1996 and 1999. Thompson also appeared in several films early in his career, including "Good Burger," "D2: The Mighty Ducks," and "Heavyweights" among others.[More](2-4-2018)

'Speedweeks Premiere At DAYTONA' fan event set for February 10: Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR will take fan-friendliness to a new level on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 10 with the Speedweeks Premiere At DAYTONA event in the speedway infield's UNOH Fanzone. From 6:30-8 p.m. - following the completion of the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire race that opens the season for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards - drivers and crew chiefs from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be involved in several interactive activities with fans. Activities include autograph sessions, participating in Facebook Live sessions in the infield media center and competing in the new 2018 Season Update for the video game NASCAR Heat 2 on the UNOH Fanzone's main stage.[More](2-3-2018)

Stratosphere named title sponsor of Truck race at LVMS: The Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower has been named title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Stratosphere 200 will follow Stratosphere Qualifying for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Friday, March 2, and will kick off the track's first of two NASCAR tripleheaders in 2018. The 134-lap race is set to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised live by FOX Sports 2.[More](2-1-2018)

Darlington planning renovations: Known lately for throwing it back to the past, Darlington Raceway has its sights set on the future. The track announced Wednesday a capital improvement project to the 1.366-mile speedway, slated to begin immediately. The project, coined A Better Darlington...The Tradition Continues, will feature a renovation of the track's Tyler, Wallace and Colvin Grandstands, giving fans a more comfortable seating experience when they attend the September NASCAR race weekend. The track will once again celebrate NASCAR's history with its throwback platform with the "Seven Decades of NASCAR," in tribute to the 70th anniversary of the sport.[More](1-31-2018)

Arctic Glacier Premium Ice partners with Pocono Raceway: Pocono Raceway announced today a multi-year partnership with Artic Glacier Holdings, Inc., the largest producer of packaged ice in Canada and among the largest producers in the United States. Arctic Glacier Premium Ice becomes the 'Official Ice Provider of Pocono Raceway' and will supply ice to all hospitality, catering and retail concessions locations at 'The Tricky Triangle.' Ice will also be available for purchase in all camping locations and inside the garage, for race teams, during our NASCAR and INDYCAR race weekends.[More](1-30-2018)

Michigan announces guest enhancements: Michigan International Speedway continues to enhance the experience for guests all week long at NASCAR's most entertaining track. In 2018, MIS will debut a new high-end campground, seating option, ticket package and hospitality area. A new high-end campground will overlook Turn 1 with upscale amenities. In addition, countertop seating will be added to rows in the Turn 1 Grandstands. The track is also introducing a new all-you-can eat ticket package and the track's hospitality area will move to Turn 1.[More](1-25-2018)

Dover Speedway hosting Daytona 500 watch party: Celebrate the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with your friends at Dover International Speedway at our Daytona 500 Watch Party on Sunday, Feb. 18. Held at the Fire & Ice lounge in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, the event is FREE for everyone. Children are welcome in the lounge but prohibited from the bar area. [More](1-25-2018)

Speedway Motorsports outlines 2018 fan initiatives: Continuing its "Fans First" approach and building on its lasting legacy of providing exceptional sports entertainment experiences, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) officials have revealed new, cutting-edge developments at several speedways. "Speedway Motorsports works very hard to continually modernize our facilities, with the ultimate goal of providing fans with the very best amenities and experiences," said Marcus Smith, President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. [More](1-23-2018)

Charlotte Motor Speedway reveals faster, tougher Roval layout: Playoff drama will be at an all-time high this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Monday, speedway officials revealed the finalized, revolutionary Roval layout ahead of the historic Bank of America 500 race weekend Sept. 28-30. The first road course race in the history of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will see drivers attempt to tackle a 17-turn, 2.28-mile road course that features a faster infield portion and additional passing opportunities.[More](1-22-2018)

Tiny House Village available for Bristol spring race weekend: A new and unique way for race fans to experience luxury, home-style accommodations at the Food City 500 is coming in 2018 with the introduction of Bristol Motor Speedway's Tiny House Village.[More](1-17-2018)

Martinsville Speedway removing some seats: The two ends of Martinsville Speedway will look a bit different when fans fill the grandstands in March. Speedway President Clay Campbell confirmed Friday that the Speedway is taking out rows of seats from the top of the Bill France Tower between Turns 3 and 4, and all of the seats above the press box between Turns 1 and 2.[More](1-15-2018)

Rascal Flatts to perform DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show: Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts will perform the pre-race show at the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio), the opening race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Rascal Flatts recently released their 10th studio album (Big Machine Records), as well as back-to-back chart topping singles "Yours If You Want It" and "I Like The Sound Of That."[More](1-10-2018)

Darlington to celebrate "Seven Decades of NASCAR" for Throwback weekend: In year four of its award-winning throwback platform, Darlington Raceway will be celebrating "Seven Decades of NASCAR" for its 2018 campaign. 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. 31-Sept. 2.[More](12-14-2017)

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa named title sponsor of September Cup Series race at Las Vegas: The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa has been named title sponsor of the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). The multi-year agreement will make the Michael Gaughan-owned property title sponsor of the South Point 400 beginning in 2018. The 267-lap race, set for Sunday, Sept. 16, will be the first in the 2018 Cup playoffs.[More](11-30-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway reveals revolutionary synthetic turf, roval upgrades: Charlotte Motor Speedway has added another revolutionary "first" to its illustrious history. During this weekend's Bank of America 500, fans will notice a new frontstretch chicane developed with the installation of a Sports Fields Inc. synthetic turf. The new chicane and turf are located at the exit of Turn 4 and are part of a new layout for the speedway's 2018 Roval course. The innovative Roval will feature an 18-turn, 2.4-mile layout for the Bank of America 500 on Sept. 28-30, 2018 - the first road course race in the 14-year history of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.[More](10-5-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway Introduces ROVAL for 2018 Bank of America 500 Known across the world as a trailblazing innovator, Charlotte Motor Speedway ushered in a thrilling new era of excitement with NASCAR's historic Tuesday scheduling announcement that next year's Bank of America 500 will be contested on Charlotte's ROVAL on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The road course oval announcement carries with it several groundbreaking connotations, including:
The first road course NASCAR race in Charlotte Motor Speedway's 58-year existence;
The final event in Round 1 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs;
The first road course race in the 14-year history of the Playoffs;
The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in September at Charlotte Motor Speedway;
The first new track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule since Kentucky Speedway joined the circuit in 2011.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL is a daunting, new 13-turn, 2.4-mile road course incorporating part of the infield and all but 400 feet of Charlotte's iconic 1.5-mile oval on which drivers will race 500 kilometers over 130 laps. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series will compete on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, 2018.(Charlotte Motor Speedway)[Read More Here](5-23-2017)

Atlanta Motor Speedway to delay repave: After an in-depth review and exhaustive consultations with NASCAR, Goodyear, race teams and drivers, Atlanta Motor Speedway has elected to postpone its plan to resurface the 20-year-old 1.54-mile racing surface at least until after its 2018 NASCAR weekend.[More](3-28-2017)

Las Vegas to host two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup races in 2018: Las Vegas Motor Speedway will hold a pair of aces next year as the 1.5-mile superspeedway doubles down with a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for the 2018 season and beyond. The speedway made the announcement at a joint news conference with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at Cashman Center Wednesday, just two days before the green flag drops on its 2017 NASCAR weekend. LVMS will host the new Monster Energy Cup race beginning in the fall of 2018 in addition to its customary March NASCAR weekend.[More](3-8-2017)


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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