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Race track and speedway news, records & links

Most 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 (117)
Chicago: Tony Stewart - 3 (17)
Darlington: David Pearson - 10 (114)
Daytona: Richard Petty - 10 (141)
Dover: Jimmie Johnson - 11 (95)
Homestead: Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart - 3 (18)
Indianapolis: Jeff Gordon - 5 (24)
Kansas: Jeff Gordon - 3 (23)
Kentucky: Brad Keselowski - 3 (7)
Las Vegas: Jimmie Johnson - 4 (20)
Martinsville: Richard Petty, 15 (137)
Michigan: David Pearson - 9 (96)
New Hampshire: Jeff Burton - 4 (45)
Phoenix: Kevin Harvick - 8 (42)
Pocono: Jeff Gordon - 6 (80)
Richmond: Richard Petty - 13 (123)
Sonoma: Jeff Gordon - 5 (29)
Talladega: Dale Earnhardt - 10 (96)
Texas: Jimmie Johnson - 7 (33)
Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart - 5 (34)
(9-17-2017)

Tracks with the most Sprint Cup Points Races have been held:
Daytona International Speedway 141 races (since 1959)
Martinsville Speedway 137 (since 1949)
Richmond International Raceway 123 (since 1953)
Charlotte Motor Speedway 117 (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, 96 (since 1969)
Dover International Speedway, 95 (since 1969)
North Wilkesboro Speedway, 93 [1949-1996]
(9-17-2017)


Drivers with most wins at different tracks: After winning at Homestead in November 2013, there was only ONE race track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSCS) 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Gordon won on 24 of the 25 tracks he raced at during his career in the Sprint Cup Series, including two tracks that are no longer active, North Wilkesboro and Rockingham.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
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 Sprint 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. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 20 (Kentucky, Watkins Glen, Chicago)
2. #4-Kevin Harvick, 20 (Kentucky, Pocono, Texas)
3. #20-Matt Kenseth, 18 (Watkins Glen, Martinsville, Atlanta, Sonoma, Indy)
(old NASCAR PR)(9-17-2017)

Drivers with at least 10 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)
(9-17-2017)

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

Richard Rawlings to drive pace car at New Hampshire: Mogul. Mechanic. Media magnet. All of these accurately describe Richard Rawlings. But later this month, the successful entrepreneur and eclectic star of Discovery Channel's hit TV show "Fast N' Loud" will demonstrate another of his many titles - race car driver - when he leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to green. Rawlings will serve as the official pace driver for the Sept. 24 ISM Connect 300 playoff race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.[More](9-19-2017)

Richmond Raceway Breaks Ground on Infield Redevelopment Project: Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) held a groundbreaking for Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project. The new infield will offer a variety of enhanced amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and other stakeholders to the iconic Richmond infield. Fan access is the focus of Reimagined, which will showcase new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garages with a fan-viewing walkway. The new infield continues the track's mission of being the most fan-friendly track on NASCAR's schedule. The official Reimagined groundbreaking ceremony was held on the frontstretch at the edge of the infield near Turn 1. Guests for the groundbreaking included Todd Haymore, Secretary of Commerce & Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Delegate Lamont Bagby of the Virginia House of Delegates, John Vithoulkas, Henrico County Manager, Frank Thornton, Vice Chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and Rita McClenny, President & CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.(Richmond Raceway)[Read More Here](9-14-2017)

JAG Metals named title sponsor of November Truck race: JAG Metals LLC, a locally based company in Weatherford, has reached an agreement for the title sponsorship of November's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway that will have an emphasis on helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The race, scheduled for the evening of Friday, Nov. 3, will raise awareness of those affected by the disaster by being branded the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief.[More](9-13-2017)

TheHouse.com to sponsor Chicagoland races: Chicagoland Speedway and TheHouse.com today announced a multi-year agreement as the entitlement sponsor for multiple levels of NASCAR races through 2019. The agreement begins with TheHouse.com as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, TheHouse.com 225, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series, The House.com 300, on September 15 and 16, respectively. The multi-year agreement expands in 2018 and 2019 as TheHouse.com will own the race weekend by having the rights to all three NASCAR National Series races: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](9-13-2017)

Brad Paisley honors Dale Jr.'s Last Ride with JR Nation Appreci88ion tour concert: Before drivers battle in the afternoon sun during the Oct. 8 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, stars will shine the night before at zMAX Dragway when award-winning country music singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley lights up zMAX Dragway with a spectacular pre-race concert.[More](9-9-2017)

Martinsville Speedway to host free FanFest event on Saturday, October 28: When the on track action ends at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 28, the fun will continue as the Speedway will host FanFest, a free event giving fans an up-close look at some of the sport's biggest stars, off the track. Following the Camping World Truck Series race at 1 p.m., the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice for the First Data 500 at 4 p.m., FanFest will pit drivers against each other in games and contests and will rely heavily on fan participation and interaction.FanFest will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 and will run until 8:30 p.m. FanFest will be free of charge to fans. There will be special accommodations made for youth in attendance at the event so that they may experience FanFest front and center.[More](9-8-2017)

Wyclef Jean named grand marshal of Dover Cup race: Wyclef Jean, the three-time Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and actor, will be the grand marshal of the "Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 1, track officials announced today.[More](9-6-2017)

Phoenix's luxury suite experience 'Curve' to debut in November: As part of the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar, Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that the new, luxury suite experience Curve will be unveiled during the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series semifinal race weekend on Nov. 10-12. Curve is the first element of the modernization project that will be available to fans.[More](9-6-2017)

Dan+Shay to play pre-race concert at New Hampshire: A sound all their own, platinum-selling country act Dan + Shay will bring their unique blend of country, rock and pop to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch stage on Sunday, Sept. 24. The Nashville-based duo will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert at 11:00 a.m. prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 playoff race.[More](9-6-2017)

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey named grand marshal at Talladega: The 54th Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey (R), is set to give the command to fire the engines prior to the running of Talladega Superspeedway's Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 15. Governor Ivey, who has held several different roles in Alabama politics, officially took the oath of office on April 10, 2017, becoming only the second female to serve as Alabama's governor and the first in 50 years.[More](9-6-2017)

Aurora, Colorado NASCAR project will not move forward: City lawmakers put the brakes on a contentious referendum asking voters to create an entertainment district - and possibly a NASCAR track - in the northeastern part of the city, killing the measure Thursday night.[More](9-5-2017)

New Hampshire preparing for "wicked fun" weekend: September NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will once again provide a relentless supply of on-track racing sure to satisfy the most hearty fan's appetite. The weekend will also deliver a wicked good time outside of the grandstands, too, as speedway officials announce the addition of a Fun Zone in the Fan Zone, the Fan Jam appreciation party, and the return of the Trackside Live Stage.[More](9-4-2017)

Texas, Earnhardt, Jr. partner for Jr Nation Appreci88ion Party: While JR Nation is expected in force for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway coming Sunday, Nov. 5, in the AAA Texas 500, the appreciation for the series' most popular driver will extend throughout the weekend. JR Motorsports, the NASCAR XFINITY Series team co-owned by Earnhardt Jr., his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Rick Hendrick, is partnering with Texas Motor Speedway for the JR Nation Appreci88ion Party on Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m. CT prior to the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. [More](9-3-2017)

Talladega and Anheuser-Busch continue multi-year partnership with Busch Balcony: Talladega Superspeedway is proud to continue its partnership with Anheuser-Busch with the return of Busch Balcony - premium seating and hospitality that towers over the exit of turn - for the excitement of two nail-biting NASCAR playoff races during the "Wildcard" weekend, Oct. 13-15. Fans will experience an incredible sight for Sunday's Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, featuring six-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final scheduled Talladega start, and Saturday's fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event.[More](9-1-2017)

Daytona 500 Club being renovated: After completing the $400 million Daytona Rising project in 2016, a three-year project that transformed the Speedway into the world's only motorsports stadium, the track now has its sights set on the Daytona 500 Club, the four-story building located in the infield just outside of Gatorade Victory Lane. The renovation project is a significant facelift for the building that was first constructed in 2004 as part of a massive infield overhaul.[More](8-31-2017)

Colt Ford in concert at Talladega: Talladega Superspeedway is excited to announce American Ethanol has joined its track family with the Colt Ford Concert Powered by American Ethanol on Saturday night, Oct. 14. Headlined by popular entertainer and country star Colt Ford, the traditional Talladega event is part of a much-anticipated double-header NASCAR "Wild Card" playoff weekend.[More](8-31-2017)

Dover partners with "Apache Warrior" film and Lucas Oil for fall Cup race: Dover International Speedway officials announced today the entitlement partner for the upcoming Oct. 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race - the "Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil." "Apache Warrior" is a feature-length documentary that puts the viewer in the cockpit of an Apache helicopter during one of the most intense missions in aviation history. Telling the story of an elite U.S. Army Aviation Squadron, this film highlights the adaptability, courage and selflessness of Apache pilots and their crews as they launch an attack during the initial surge into Iraq in March 2003. The mission unfolds in near real time as these heroic soldiers fight to stay alive. The film is a Strong Eagle Media production, in association with A. Smith & Co. Dox and Mechanical Dragons.[More](8-30-2017)

Country music star Carly Pearce to perform National Anthem for Oct. 8 Bank of America 500: The Bank of America 500 on Sunday, Oct. 8, brings race teams back for NASCAR's homecoming at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but the iconic fall classic will also bring fans to their feet when breakthrough singer/songwriter Carly Pearce performs the national anthem. Lighting up the crowd with a spectacular rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Pearce's appearance builds anticipation around her long-awaited debut album on Big Machine Records. [More](8-29-2017)

Premium seating available at Talladega: A limited number of premium seating options - Back Forty Beer Co. Paddock Club and Premium Boxes - remain for Talladega Superspeedway's action-packed, double-header NASCAR Playoff weekend Oct. 13-15, featuring Sunday's Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race and the fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event on Saturday. The array of opportunities have their own unique niche at the track and will provide an extraordinary experience with unforgettable views, along with special access and other perks for different race-day perspectives.[More](8-29-2017)

UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje to drive honorary pace car at Phoenix Arizona native, five-time World Series of Fighting Champion and current UFC lightweight Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje will lead the field to the green flag behind the wheel of the Official 2017 Toyota Camry Pace Car at the start of the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 12. As the honorary pace car driver, the 28-year old mixed martial artist will lead the warm up lap around the one-mile oval. Gaethje owns an impressive 18-0 mixed martial arts record after turning professional in 2011 and joined the World Series of Fighting in 2013, where he became Lightweight Champion. He defended his championship title a total of five times before vacating to join the UFC in 2017. Gaethje's appearance was the result of a partnership between Phoenix Raceway and Niner Sports & Entertainment. In addition to his duties behind the wheel, Gaethje will make a promotional appearance at Phoenix Raceway prior to the race on Sunday, Nov. 12. For more information on timing and other celebrity appearances as well tickets to all events throughout the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Phoenix Raceway are available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or in person at the Phoenix Raceway ticket office.(PhoenixRaceway.com)[Read More Here](8-28-2017)

DC Solar Brings Mobile Solar Lighting to Darlington Raceway DC Solar, a California-based clean energy company that specializes in mobile solar technology, has been named the Official Mobile Solar Provider at Darlington Raceway. Under the new partnership, Darlington Raceway will incorporate DC Solar's environmentally friendly light towers into its safety and security network throughout the venue. Since solar technology requires no fuel and only minimal maintenance, incorporating solar will allow the track to operate with greater efficiency, and at a substantially lower cost. The mobile solar light towers provided by DC Solar will be distributed around the track property for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 weekend. To learn more information about DC Solar, please visit www.dcsolardistribution.com(Darlington Raceway[Read More Here](8-27-2017)

NHMS proposing 3-day music festival next year The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is trying to pave the way for a three-day music festival, asking the town of Loudon to give its support to the event, which would happen next year. Residents packed into the Loudon Elementary School gymnasium Thursday night to hear the plans for the proposed festival, which would be put on by entertainment company Live Nation.
The Speedway said it started considering the concert before it learned it would lose one of its two NASCAR races to Las Vegas in 2018. NHMS said this is a good way to use the venue and bring business to the state, specifically requesting the town allow camping in some parking lots. NHMS said it already conducted sound tests, traffic studies and hosts other recreation and entertainment events.(WMUR / Concord Monitor)[Read More Here](8-27-2017)

Martin Guitar facility, homes proposed for Nazareth Speedway site The 157-acre property that once housed the Nazareth Speedway in Northampton County (PA) could soon be home to a Martin Guitar facility and homes. Developer David Jaindl presented his proposal to Lower Nazareth Township supervisors Wednesday. Plans include 18 acres of commercial space, 79 acres of industrial space and 37 acres of housing that could include apartments, townhouses and twins. An additional 27 acres is proposed for a conservation zone, which Jaindl said is open space at the request of the township. The goal for this project is to find uses that are compatible with the neighborhood, said project engineer Bruce Anderson with Pidcock Co. The company purchased the property in 2015. The sale included a clause that prevented the buyer from trying to bring racing back to the Lehigh Valley. As for the industrial zone, it would contain three warehouses measuring about 100,000 to 150,000 square feet in addition to another warehouse, which will be a Martin Guitar distribution center. The proposal is in its preliminary stage.(WFMZ)[Read More Here](8-26-2017)

Texas Motor Speedway Enhances Benefits for 2018 Season Ticket Holders The perks of purchasing Texas Motor Speedway Season Tickets have never been more abundant with the introduction of a referral program and an early pay gift to celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final season being added to the 2018 package. The referral program will provide Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to earn statement credits for every individual referred and converted into a fellow Season Ticket Holder as well as earn entry into a random drawing of unique race access and experiences at Texas Motor Speedway. Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, when 2018 Season Tickets go on sale, a current Season Ticket Holder will receive a $50 statement credit toward ticket-related purchases for next year for every new Season Ticket referred and paid in full. Current and new Season Ticket Holders can also earn free tickets to November's AAA Texas 500 to witness Earnhardt Jr.'s final race at Texas Motor Speedway. Every Season Ticket paid in full by Friday, Oct. 27, will earn the account a free ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 5. For more information on 2018 Season Tickets and benefits, call the Texas Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (817) 215-8500 or visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.(Texas Motor Speedway)(8-23-2017)

Sugar Ray to perform pre-race concert at Phoenix: Fans attending the Can-Am 500 on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Phoenix Raceway will be entertained with live music before the start of the race as multiplatinum rock band Sugar Ray will perform a pre-race concert in the DC Solar Power Pavilion at 10:30 a.m. (local).[More](-2017)

Texas celebrating Dale Jr through fans that attended his first win: It was April 2, 2000 and a colossal crowd of 223,000 fans were on hand at Texas Motor Speedway to see NASCAR history in the DirecTV 500. It would be the final season and stop at Texas Motor Speedway for three-time Cup series champion Darrell Waltrip as well as the highly anticipated first Cup start for fourth-generation NASCAR driver Adam Petty. Little did the massive crowd realize that even more history would be in the making by the time the checkered flag fell on the DirecTV 500 that day.[More](8-18-2017)

Texas offering $88 ticket package with Earnhardt, Jr. commemorative t-shirt: Texas Motor Speedway will commemorate Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first career NASCAR Cup and XFINITY victories with a special "Dale Of A Deal" ticket package for the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 5, as his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and career comes to a close.[More](8-17-2017)

Tony Stewart returns to Texas for "Smoke Show" fantasy camp: Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will make a return to stock-car racing at Texas Motor Speedway to take part in the "Smoke Show" Fantasy Camp set for Wednesday, Oct. 11. Stewart, who retired from NASCAR competition last year, returns to the track as the host of the "Smoke Show" Fantasy Camp benefitting the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. A limited number of spots remain to take part in this unique experience that offers fans the chance to walk in the shoes of a Cup Series driver on race day and run 20 competitive laps on Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile oval in a Team Texas Driving Experience stock car.[More](8-11-2017)

Martinsville Speedway welcomes back Texas Roadhouse for Truck race sponsorship: For the second year in a row, Texas Roadhouse will join Alpha Energy Solutions to the sponsor the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 28. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 500 locations in 49 states and 6 countries, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions is the first race in the second round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Last year, Johnny Sauter won the race, on his way to winning the series championship. Kids 12-and-under are admitted free to the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions.[More](8-10-2017)

Irwindale Speedway to close: After years of uncertainty whether racing would continue at Irwindale Speedway, operators said Wednesday the racetrack will close in January 2018. In an emailed statement, Jim Cohan, CEO of Team 211 Entertainment, which runs the Irwindale Event Center housing the speedway, expressed surprise at receiving word this week from the property's owners notifying him they would shut down the facility.[More](8-10-2017)

Eighth annual Monster Miles for a Cause set for Saturday, Oct. 21 at Dover International Speedway: Several non-profit organizations and community groups will raise awareness and funds at Dover International Speedway this fall as the Monster Mile again hosts the eighth annual "Monster Miles for a Cause" on Saturday, Oct. 21. This year's event is presented by Bayhealth. The event is free and open to all non-profit groups as an opportunity for them to use the Speedway's grounds on Oct. 21 to raise awareness and funds for their organizations. [More](8-8-2017)

Watkins Glen would like earlier start time: With a third consecutive sellout of grandstand seating, Watkins Glen International has a very good thing going with its annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The track's president wants to keep it that way. While he categorized this year's three-day event as "an awesome weekend" outside of a storm that canceled Friday's planned Fan Fest, the ever-latening start time of Sunday's featured race has him concerned.[More](8-7-2017)

First Data to sponsor fall Martinsville race: First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, announced Wednesday it will enter into a three-year agreement, running through 2019, with Martinsville Speedway to be the entitlement sponsor of the fall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, starting with the First Data 500, on October 29. In addition, First Data's Clover platform, a business management and point-of-sale payments solution, will be deployed at three International Speedway Corporation tracks this season: Martinsville, Phoenix Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](8-2-2017)

Pocono willing to hold a Cup race on road course: What would Pocono call itself if it ditched its tri-oval shape for a Cup race on the road course? Track CEO Nick Igdalsky said he would be willing to hold one of the track's two Cup races on the road course .[More](7-31-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway offering Dale Jr. bobblehead for Bank of America 500: Fans feeling mixed emotions about Dale Earnhardt Jr. making his final Monster Energy Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway have reason to smile with news of the speedway's latest promotion, which is sure to leave avid supporters shaking their heads in delight. For every two adult tickets purchased for the Oct. 8 Bank of America 500 - Earnhardt Jr.'s final chance at an elusive Monster Energy Cup series victory at his home track - buyers will receive a commemorative keepsake bobblehead of NASCAR's 14-time most popular driver, while supplies last.[More](7-26-2017)

The Struts to play free concert at Dover on Oct. 1: The Struts, an English rock band that has opened for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses, will perform a free concert on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.[More](7-19-2017)

How much is a Cup race sponsorship? When race fans attend the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen in August, they'll be greeted with multiple billboards and signage promoting the state's tourism brand. The signs are part of a $463,500 agreement between the state and Watkins Glen International that's highlighted by the state's sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the track. The race had corporate sponsorships in the past, including Budweiser and, most recently, Cheez-It.[More](7-9-2017)

September New Hampshire Cup Race now the ISM Connect 300: Sports venue digital activation innovator to serve as entitlement sponsor for Sept. 24 ISM Connect 300 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at NHMS. With an emphasis on enhancing the fan experience, ISM Connect is a picture-perfect partner for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The innovator in sports venue digital activation will headline the Sunday, Sept. 24 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, which speedway officials announced on Thursday will now be entitled the ISM Connect 300. The sponsorship of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's September race is the latest ISM activation in a company-wide relationship with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), the speedway's parent company. NHMS is one of eight SMI-owned tracks across the country. For more details and ticket information on the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway visit Fan Relations, the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call us at (603) 783-4931.(NHMS)[Read More Here](6-23-2017)

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)

Richard Petty birthday celebration coming to Homestead: "The King" is coming to Homestead-Miami Speedway! As part of a year-long celebration of his 80th birthday, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty will be hosting a birthday party prior to the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship finale on Saturday, November 18. As part of the event, racing fans will have the chance for an exclusive meet and greet, and Q&A session with the NASCAR legend.[More](5-15-2017)

Three-day ticket package for Homestead Championship weekend on sale now: This year, in addition to hosting the championship race in the Monster Energy Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway will also be the site of another iconic moment. The 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 is scheduled to be the final Monster Energy Series race in the storied career of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who on Tuesday announced his retirement from the series. 3-Day ticket packages to Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19, are officially on sale now to the public.[More](4-28-2017)

'Daylight Racing Time' Returns to Charlotte on Oct. 8 "Daylight Racing Time" is back at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Bank of America 500, NASCAR's homecoming, returns to its original afternoon starting time on Sunday, Oct. 8, in a move geared for on-track competition and a schedule-friendly weekend format for families. Charlotte's iconic 1.5-mile superspeedway hasn't scheduled a daytime Bank of America 500 since 2002, but a return to the traditional Friday-Saturday-Sunday format offers families an unmatched opportunity to enjoy two sun-drenched afternoons of racing at an affordable price. Kids' tickets cost just $10 for the Bank of America 500 and are FREE for every other event.
Bojangles' Pole Night remains under the lights at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 while the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will run at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. The exhilarating second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins with the Bank of America 500 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 on NBC. Race times are subject to change. To purchase tickets, camping and race-day upgrades to the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder or the Bank of America 500, fans can call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.[More](4-20-2017)

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

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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