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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 (141)
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)
(11-19-2017)

Tracks with the most NASCAR Cup Points Races have been held:
Daytona International Speedway 141 races (since 1959)
Martinsville Speedway 138 (since 1949)
Richmond International 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]
(11-19-2017)


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Gordon won on 24 of the 25 tracks he raced at during his career in the NASCAR Cup Series, including two tracks that are no longer active, North Wilkesboro and Rockingham.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)(11-19-2017)

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)
(11-19-2017)

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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Track News and Announcements

Mayhem returns to Martinsville for STP 500 on March 25, 2018: The dust hasn't fully settled on the 2017 NASCAR season, but Martinsville Speedway is already starting to plan for 2018 after a banner year at the historic Speedway. For a place that's seen plenty of defining moments in its 70 year history, 2017 will go down as one of the best ever. From Brad Keselowski winning the STP 500 in the spring, to Kyle Busch winning amid the drama that filled the closing laps of the First Data 500 in October, Martinsville Speedway lived up to the billing a "Half Mile of Mayhem." Racing returns to Martinsville March 25 for the STP 500 and tickets to the race are available now at the lowest price of the season. Prices will increase on December 14.(NASCAR Wire Service)[More](11-21-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway's Black Friday Blowout event returns Nov. 24 with big savings at the gift shop and an opportunity for fans to drive their personal vehicles on the track with a $50 NASCAR or NHRA ticket or merchandise purchase or a $25 donation to Speedway Children's Charities. Charlotte Motor Speedway's annual Black Friday Blowout from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 features discounts on men's and women's apparel as well as diecast cars; Fans can drive their personal cars on the track with a $50 merchandise or ticket purchase, or a $25 donation to Speedway Children's Charities Fans can buy tickets to upcoming events by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visiting charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/. Fans looking to experience the thrill of Charlotte Motor Speedway's high-banked turns will get their chance on Nov. 24, when Black Friday Blowout roars into Charlotte with exciting, once-a-year opportunities for fans and spectacular savings in the speedway gift shop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.(Charlotte Motor Speedway)[Read More Here](11-21-2017)

Daytona International Speedway Black Friday and Cyber Monday Ticket Specials Those looking to give the gift of Daytona International Speedway will find options for fans of all forms of motorsports in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Thanksgiving holiday ticket specials. On Friday, Nov. 24 (Black Friday) and Monday, Nov. 27 (Cyber Monday), the "World Center of Racing" will offer the following $60 ticket package specials. Kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission stadium seating and UNOH Fanzone for the above Speedweeks events. There are also ticket package specials for fans of Bike Week At DAYTONA. To take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials, call 1-800-PITSHOP between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com/deals.(Daytona International Speedway)[Read More Here](11-21-2017)

Mustang, F-150 Performance Icons Pace All-or-Nothing NASCAR Championship Races at Homestead-Miami Speedway The 2018 F-150 and Mustang - America's best-selling truck and the world's most popular sports car - will cap big launch years by pacing NASCAR's championship-deciding races for America's most popular racing series. A Race Red 2018 Mustang GT will lead the 40-car field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Ford Championship Weekend on Nov. 19. The new 2018 F-150 and JDRF F-150 Raptor will pace the Ford EcoBoost-sponsored Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series finales on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively. Three Ford drivers qualified for the three finales in the 16th consecutive year Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's top three touring series. This marks the 16th consecutive season in which Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's three major touring series.(Ford Performance)[Read More Here](11-18-2017)

Food City now selling 2018 Bristol Motor Speedway tix Beginning today, all Food City locations will offer tickets to two of the most popular NASCAR weekends of the year, the Food City 500 weekend (April 13-15) and the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race week (Aug. 15-18). Tickets for April 15's Food City 500 will start at $50 for adults and $10 for kids (12-and-under) while tickets for April 14's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 will cost $30 for adults and FREE for kids 12-and-under. Tickets are $60 for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Aug. 18 and $30 for the Aug. 17 Food City 300 XFINITY Series race. Kids' tickets (kids 12-and-under) will be sold at $10 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and free for the NASCAR XFINITY Series event. New this year, each ticket purchased in-store will earn shoppers 500 additional ValuPoints on their Food City ValuCard. ValuPoints are redeemable to save money on fuel and groceries.(Bristol Motor Speedway)[Read More Here](11-15-2017)

LTi Printing 250 official name of NASCAR XFINITY Series at MIS: Michigan International Speedway and LTi Printing will continue to expand their strong partnership in 2018. The printing company is increasing its involvement in NASCAR by sponsoring the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 9 at MIS. In the two years since joining NASCAR, LTi Printing has seen immediate rewards on its involvement. LTi Printing sponsored Jordan Anderson during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway in 2016. Then earlier this year it sponsored the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200.[More](11-15-2017)

Possible change for Charlotte Roval: Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval could be getting another course correction. NASCAR and Goodyear officials discussed last week the possibility of a change to the infield course of the Charlotte Roval, in particular the sharp final turn that takes cars back up onto the regular track in the area of Turn 1.[More](11-7-2017)

LVMS implementing number of upgrades to enhance fan experience: Race fans will be in for quite a treat when they flock to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to get their NASCAR fix in March. The speedway, in an effort to improve and diversify its fan experience, is making a number of enhancements to the speedway's seating and viewing areas for 2018. The renovations, designed by the Detroit-based architectural firm Rossetti, will modernize and transform LVMS's fan experience, bringing the facility to a new level and in line with fan expectations that continue to evolve at sports venues.[More](11-7-2017)

AAA renews sponsorship of fall Texas race: AAA and Texas Motor Speedway announced jointly Sunday prior to the running of the AAA Texas 500 that the national insurance company and auto club has signed a multi-year renewal of its race entitlement of the marquee Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at the world-renowned motorsports facility.[More](11-5-2017)

2018 Bristol tickets on sale: Bristol Motor Speedway officials announce that a new pricing structure will go into effect in 2018. The Speedway's main goal is to introduce new options that benefit both returning fans and new customers who act before upcoming deadlines.[More](11-2-2017)

Auto Club Speedway announces numerous fan experiences for race weekend: Whether it's taking a behind the scenes tour of NASCAR garages, watching the Auto Club 400 race from an all-inclusive pit road hospitality suite, or attending a NASCAR driver Q&A, there are a variety of unique race day experiences at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend - March 16-18, 2018.[More](11-2-2017)

Coke Zero 400 tickets on sale: Tickets for the 60th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, the Independence Day holiday weekend classic scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at Daytona International Speedway, are now on sale.[More](11-1-2017)

Country 500 Music Festival returns to Daytona: Organizers today confirmed the third edition of Country 500 - The Great American Music Fest at Daytona-setting the dates for May 25, 26, & 27, 2018. Already a Memorial Day tradition, Country 500 draws over 75,000 fans from across the globe to Daytona International Speedway, the "World Center of Racing," for an unforgettable weekend of music, camping, and summertime fun at one of America's most iconic sports destinations.[More](10-17-2017)

Auto Club Speedway tickets on sale: How can you make your friends 'green' with envy? How about by going to the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race on St. Patrick's Day Weekend when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend returns to Auto Club Speedway - March 16-18, 2018. Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $42.00 which includes parking. Fans can also save 50% off a Pre-Race Pit Pass and $10.00 off of general admission tickets to the NASCAR XFINITY 300 race on March 17. Special offer valid Oct. 9-13, 2017.[More](10-10-2017)

Phoenix Raceway to host Tough Mudder Arizona: This March, Tough Mudder, Inc. will bring a different kind of race to Phoenix Raceway, dropping obstacles and mud where race cars normally reign supreme. The world's leading obstacle course racing organization announced that they will bring Tough Mudder Arizona to Phoenix Raceway on March 24-25, 2018, featuring 10 of the toughest miles on the planet with more than 20 world-class obstacles spread across the all-terrain Raceway property to test both the physical and mental strength of competitors.[More](10-9-2017)

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)


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