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 (116)
Chicago: Tony Stewart - 3 (16)
Darlington: David Pearson - 10 (113)
Daytona: Richard Petty - 10 (140)
Dover: Jimmie Johnson - 10 (94)
Homestead: Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart - 3 (18)
Indianapolis: Jeff Gordon - 5 (23)
Kansas: Jeff Gordon - 3 (22)
Kentucky: Brad Keselowski - 3 (6)
Las Vegas: Jimmie Johnson - 4 (20)
Martinsville: Richard Petty, 15 (137)
Michigan: David Pearson - 9 (95)
New Hampshire: Jeff Burton - 4 (44)
Phoenix: Kevin Harvick - 8 (42)
Pocono: Jeff Gordon - 6 (78)
Richmond: Richard Petty - 13 (122)
Sonoma: Jeff Gordon - 5 (28)
Talladega: Dale Earnhardt - 10 (95)
Texas: Jimmie Johnson - 7 (33)
Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart - 5 (34)

Tracks with the most Sprint Cup Points Races have been held:
Daytona International Speedway 140 races (since 1959)
Martinsville Speedway 137 (since 1949)
Richmond International Raceway 122 (since 1953)
Charlotte Motor Speedway 116 (since 1960)
Bristol Motor Speedway 113 (since 1961)
Darlington Speedway 113 (since 1950)
Atlanta Motor Speedway 110 (since 1960)
Michigan International Speedway, 95 (since 1969)
Talladega Superspeedway, 95 (since 1969)
Dover International Speedway, 94 (since 1969)
North Wilkesboro Speedway, 93 [1949-1996]

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Gordon won on 24 of the 25 tracks he raced at during his career in the Sprint Cup Series, including two tracks that are no longer active, North Wilkesboro and Rockingham.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. Tony Stewart, 21 (missed Kentucky & Darlington) - retired
2. #18-Kyle Busch, 21 (missing Charlotte & Pocono)
3. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 20
3. #4-Kevin Harvick, 19 (Kentucky, Pocono, Sonoma & Texas)
5. #20-Matt Kenseth, 18
(NASCAR PR)(4-30-2017)

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 (10)

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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Gordon Ramsay named grand marshal at Dover: Gordon Ramsay, the British-born, award-winning chef who has gained international recognition for his original TV productions, will serve as the grand marshal for the "AAA 400 Drive for Autism" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4 (1 p.m. ET, FS1), track officials announced today.[More](5-26-2017)

Texas bill would boost possible bids for All-Star Race, season-ending championship: State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star Race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state's Major Events Reimbursement Program, the same fund that is used to help attract big events such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA tournament's Final Four and Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix. The two NASCAR events would fit right in, too.[More](5-26-2017)

Daytona hosting hiring events for the Coke Zero 400 weekend: Daytona International Speedway and Americrown Service Corporation will be hosting hiring events for those interested in being a part of the work force during the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, June 29 - July 1. With more than 200 Guest Services positions available during the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races, Daytona International Speedway Guest Services department will host hiring events inside the motorsports stadium on Tuesday, May 30 and Monday, June 5 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.[More](5-24-2017)

Michigan driver parade lap going through the infield: The MISCAMPING.com Infield Campground at Michigan International Speedway will host 40 special guests moments before the green flag waves for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 18. For the first time in NASCAR history, the driver parade lap will make its way through the MISCAMPING.com Infield Campground as part of pre-race festivities.[More](5-22-2017)

MRO High Heel Dash returns: High heels will lead to high-speed thrills on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when the better halves of NASCAR drivers and crew members race down pit road in stilettos in the third annual MRO High Heel Dash at 7 p.m. during LiftMaster Pole Night. The MRO High Heel Dash will include 12 wives and girlfriends of NASCAR drivers and team members, who will race down pit road in their high heels to raise money for and bring awareness to Motor Racing Outreach. [More](5-22-2017)

Watkins Glen International, New York State Fair announce marketing partnership: Watkins Glen International and the Fair will promote each other's major events through ticket giveaways on their social media channels, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, August 4-7, and the Fair, which runs from August 23 to Labor Day, Sept. 4. These co-promotional efforts will begin immediately.[More](5-21-2017)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to appear at 3-Wide Fan Hospitality at Richmond: Fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make an appearance at Richmond International Raceway's (Richmond) 3-Wide Fan Hospitality area on Saturday, September 9, participating in a Q&A prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This will be the final regular season Cup race for Earnhardt as he will retire at the end of the 2017 season.[More](5-19-2017)

New food selections abound at Dover International Speedway: NASCAR fans gathering at Dover International Speedway for the upcoming June 2-4 tripleheader weekend will have some new food choices to select from as they explore the Monster Mile. Five popular food trucks from throughout the mid-Atlantic region will be offering tasty treats in a centralized area near the FanZone.[More](5-18-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway cans first batches of 600 Ale: Charlotte Motor Speedway added to its historic legacy in a unique manner on Wednesday, as 600 Ale - the speedway's first officially licensed beer - went into cans at Cabarrus Brewing Company. Cans of 600 Ale - a smooth American Ale - will be sold on speedway property during the May 19-28 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder.[More](5-18-2017)

The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer to headline 400 Fest at the Brickyard: The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer will lead a superstar lineup of performers at the new 400 Fest, a two-night concert event during NASCAR's Brickyard 400 event Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Other 400 Fest artists include Mac Miller, Cheat Codes and DNCE, with an additional performer to be announced soon. Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights, with music starting at 7 p.m. The complete 400 Fest schedule, with specific performance lineups for each day, and additional details will be available soon at www.400Fest.com.[More](5-17-2017)

Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" comes to life at Sonoma Raceway this summer: Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" cruises into theatres this June, but gearheads and movie buffs alike can see the popular characters come to life at Sonoma Raceway during the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 24-25. Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 Lightning McQueen to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release, will conclude its 27-city tour at Sonoma Raceway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend. Life-sized versions of three of the movie's stars will roll into the track to celebrate the latest movie from Pixar Animation Studios, which opens June 16, 2017.[More](5-17-2017)

PG&E, Sentinels of Freedom and Sonoma Raceway partner for Military Career Day: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Sentinels of Freedom and Sonoma Raceway will join forces to play hosts to the third Military Career Day at the raceway's Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend on Friday, June 23. The event will include workshops, panel presentations and a job fair featuring more than 40 Bay Area companies. In addition, the career day will include a Q&A with NASCAR driver and active U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji.[More](5-17-2017)

Pocono Raceway, JR Motorsports continue partnership: Pocono Raceway and JR Motorsports will partner for a host of cool, fan-focused events in 2017, including the JR Nation Block Party prior to the Pocono 400 on June 9. This marks the second year of the partnership. The JR Nation Block Party will feature live music on Friday and appearances from the race teams' stable of drivers. Sponsors of JR Motorsports will be offering free samples throughout the weekend and plenty of giveaways will be offered.[More](5-16-2017)

What's New at Charlotte Motor Speedway: An unrivaled showcase of entertainment and family-friendly attractions will spice up the May 19-28 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but this year's thrilling series of events also features a multitude of new things for fans to enjoy.[More](5-16-2017)

Toyota becomes the "Official Vehicle of Kentucky Speedway": Kentucky Speedway today announced Toyota as the "Official Vehicle of Kentucky Speedway," a partnership that includes a range of integrated elements that will create exposure for the brand using the venue's traditional, digital and social promotional platforms. Kentucky Speedway's annual events, including the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts NASCAR race weekend in July, will serve as core marketing platforms for the manufacturer.[More](5-15-2017)

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)

OneMain Financial to sponsor NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway on June 3: OneMain Financial will serve as the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, June 3, at Dover International Speedway, track officials announced today. The "OneMain Financial 200" NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Monster Mile is the fourth and final Dash 4 Cash race on the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. Four NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, based on stage finishes, will be eligible for a $100,000 bonus at the end of the race.[More](5-15-2017)

NASCAR adds fourth stage to Coca-Cola 600: NASCAR today announced the addition of a fourth stage to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, an update that will provide fans with yet another opportunity for a memorable moment in a season already filled with them. The four stages in the 400-lap race will be uniformly set at 100 laps apiece.[More](5-15-2017)

Kentucky reduces seating capacity by 20,000: When NASCAR's biggest stars return to Kentucky Speedway in 2017, they will find a reduced grandstand. Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said the track has removed 20,000 seats from what had been a grandstand with a seating capacity of 106,000.[More](5-15-2017)

NASCAR Trackside Live Stage Debuts at Charlotte: The monstrous mix of entertainment and racing action at Charlotte Motor Speedway will feature another historic debut during the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder, as the sprawling new NASCAR Trackside Live stage comes to life. NASCAR Trackside Live will serve as a major fan attraction at SMI tracks this year with Charlotte's 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder featuring NASCAR stars, rocking live music and a worldwide audience at Trackside Live in the speedway's Fan Zone.[More](5-12-2017)

Darlington Raceway announces special ticket deal for South Carolina residents: If you're a resident of South Carolina, Darlington Raceway has a great ticket opportunity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 event on Sept. 3. Beginning on Monday, May 15 through July 15, all residents of South Carolina can visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com/PalmettoOffer to take advantage of in-state pricing for the Labor Day weekend race at the track Too Tough To Tame.[More](5-12-2017)

Channing Tatum named Grand Marshal for Coca-Cola 600: Channing Tatum, actor and producer of "Logan Lucky," Steven Soderbergh's summer heist movie filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will serve as Grand Marshal of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28. Tatum will give the command to start engines for the 58th running of the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's ultimate test of man and machine. No stranger to Charlotte Motor Speedway, Tatum spent considerable time at the speedway last year during filming for "Logan Lucky," which features an all-star ensemble cast. In addition to his "Drivers, Start Your Engines" call before the race, Tatum will attend the pre-race drivers meeting.[More](5-11-2017)

Sonoma Raceway's STEM Challenge sets participation record with North Bay Schools: More than 1,900 North Bay students from 33 schools and clubs will take part in the 4th annual STEM Race Car Challenge, presented by Friedman's Home Improvement. This curriculum-based event, which is a partnership with Sonoma Raceway, Kid Scoop News and Friedman's Home Improvement, focuses on educating students about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).[More](5-11-2017)

Coca-Cola 600 pre-race show features spectacular salute to America's Armed Forces: Memorial Day weekend kicks into high gear on May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as the speedway's spectacular patriotic salute to servicemen and women returns before the 58th running of the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's toughest test of man and machine. Prior to the green flag of NASCAR's only 600-mile race, a remarkable showcase including 600 Fort Bragg servicemen and women on track alongside Humvees, Howitzers, a HIMARS rocket launcher, an M777 Howitzer and a RAZOR combat vehicle will electrify a captivated audience of race fans. More than 1,000 additional servicemen and women will be at the speedway to enjoy the race day atmosphere. [More](5-11-2017)

Monster Energy & Pocono Raceway partner for Free Friday: Thanks to Monster Energy, fans can enjoy all of the racing action and fun activities at Pocono Raceway on Friday, June 9 for free just by recycling any size Monster Energy can. With Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NASCAR XFINITY Series practice and the ARCA Racing Series General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200, Friday has a bevy of on-track activity.[More](5-11-2017)

Kimble restores Coca-Cola machines for Coke 600 winners: Drenched in Coca-Cola, sweat and confetti after winning the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29, 2016, Martin Truex Jr. noticed a large, red-and-white Coca-Cola vending machine entering Charlotte Motor Speedway's winner's circle. Truex initially thought it made for a nice photo-op, but he could barely contain his excitement when he learned that the decades-old vending machine was his to keep.[More](5-11-2017)

Darlington partners with Rent Like a Champion for race week home rentals: Darlington Raceway is partnering with Rent Like A Champion (RLAC), a Mark Cuban Company, to provide private home rentals for race week(end) during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500. RLAC will be the conduit for Pee Dee area residents wishing to rent their homes to industry executives and fans that attend the Labor Day weekend festivities, scheduled for Sept. 1-3, at the famed historic track.[More](5-3-2017)

Bellator MMA joins Monster & NASCAR for race fight series UPDATE: Bellator MMA announces a partnership with Monster Energy and NASCAR to showcase a series of fights to take place at select races during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the first time in NASCAR history, mixed martial arts will be included as a pre-race activation for the fans in attendance and just like the action the cars bring on the racetrack, Bellator will bring the same excitement inside the cage.(4-3-2017)
UPDATE: The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series visits Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race weekend on Saturday, May 20 with several MMA bouts scheduled throughout the afternoon leading up to the start of the biggest all-star event in sports.[More](5-2-2017)

The entertainment starts Monday of race week at Michigan: Michigan International Speedway is adding to the fan entertainment value in 2017. Guests will want to arrive extra early this season to take advantage of all the options that are available. MIS has added week-long entertainment to all the campgrounds and to the race weekend with special programing and performances throughout the New Holland Fan Plaza.[More](5-2-2017)

Eli Young Band to perform Pocono 400 pre-race concert: Multi-PLATINUM, award-winning national country artists Eli Young Band is coming to Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 11 to perform the pre-race concert prior to the start of the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.[More](4-30-2017)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns for Chicago race entitlement: Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon today announced that the number-one entertainment brand for kids is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The announcement was made atop the 360 Chicago Observation Deck by Chicagoland Speedway President, Scott Paddock and Nickelodeon Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing, Anthony DiCosmo.[>More](4-28-2017)

GEICO Partners with Richmond International Raceway for Restart Zone and Campground Sponsorship: Richmond International Raceway's (Richmond) new look continues to evolve with the return of red stripes and a new wall badge to welcoming GEICO as a naming rights partner to the Restart Zone and it's four campgrounds. The blue GEICO Restart Zone after turn four will lead drivers back to the green flag following cautions.[More](4-28-2017)

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)

IMS Seating To Be Smoke-Free Beginning in October 2017: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that its grandstands will be entirely smoke-free beginning with the 2017 Red Bull Air Race. In addition, leading up to the Air Race, the track will provide limited smoke-free family grandstands at select Month of May events and at the Brickyard 400.[More](4-27-2017)

Watkins Glen President hopes to name an entitlement partner soon Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup was asked:
Q) What's the status of the search for title sponsors for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the Verizon IndyCar Series race?
A) Michael Printup: NASCAR, I wish we had better news and we could announce an entitlement partner. As you know, Cheez-It pulled out in October, November last year. Great sponsor. Kellogg's did a great thing (as our sponsor). They had a change at the top in some of their management and they moved their dollars to Major League Baseball. They pulled a lot of money from their racing program. That happens in this world. When sponsors change, a lot of it comes from a CMO level, a VP level or a president level. We got caught up in that. ... We're still looking. We're down to about two companies we are talking to seriously. We would have hoped we would have closed it by now, but we haven't.(Q&A at the Elmiria Star Gazette)(4-22-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway Reveals Plans For Innovative Turn 4 Sun Deck Known for leading the way in innovation and creating unforgettable fan experiences, Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced plans Friday for the facility's latest modernization project, a multipurpose fan enhancement that will literally energize the sport and offer fans a bevy of new ways to watch the thrilling on-track action during May's 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder and for many years to come. The Turn 4 Sun Deck is the speedway's latest cutting-edge offering for fans attending events at the iconic 1.5-mile superspeedway, adding to improvements over the decades that have included innovative lights for night racing, a giant 16,000-square-foot Speedway TV, condominiums overlooking the track and luxury dining experiences with The Speedway Club.(Charlotte Motor Speedway)[More](4-21-2017)

'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)

Dover Speedway to host International Drone Racing Series' USA Race from 2017-19: The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced a new partnership with Dover International Speedway. The IDRA will hold its USA event at the track famously known as "The Monster Mile" June 2-4, 2017, in conjunction with Dover's NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. The event will be free and open to the public to watch in Dover's FanZone.[More](4-14-2017)

Richmond to host Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship: The season finale of the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour will take place at Richmond International Raceway (Richmond) in Richmond, Virginia, during the track's fall NASCAR race week festivities. Richmond-based QubicaAMF will install bowling lanes for the event as part of its new sponsorship of the PWBA. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship is set for September 3-6 in the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex.[More](4-14-2017)

Bret Michaels to perform Bojangles' Southern 500 pre-race concert: Highlighting its award-winning throwback weekend plans of celebrating the 1985-89 era of the sport, Darlington Raceway will have rock legend Bret Michaels perform the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 pre-race concert on Sunday, Sept. 3. Michaels, known for his role as front man for the multi-platinum recording band Poison and as a highly successful solo artist, will perform a variety of Poison and solo hits spanning his multigenerational career.[More](4-12-2017)

Busch Beer named partner of Bristol's Banks & Brews Area: Busch Beer has signed a multi-year agreement with Bristol Motor Speedway to become the title sponsor of one of motorsports' most unique hospitality spots. Busch Beer, whose parent company Anheuser-Busch has been a long-time supporter of the Speedway, has taken over as the marquee sponsor for the popular Banks & Brews deck. The Busch Banks & Brews is an outdoor sports-bar type setting featuring luxury loge boxes and individual barstool seating. The deck is located in Turn 1 and offers its guests an exclusive experience and one of the best views in motorsports. [More](4-5-2017)

International Speedway Corp. reports first-quarter results: International Speedway Corp. reported Tuesday that attendance was down about 7 percent on average for NASCAR Cup events at Phoenix, Auto Club Speedway and Martinsville, but officials are encouraged by increases in some younger demographics. International Speedway Corp. owns 12 tracks that host NASCAR Cup events, including Daytona International Speedway. The company reported its first-quarter results in a conference call with investor analysts Tuesday. The first quarter covered only the Rolex 24, Daytona Speedweeks and the Ferrari World Finals.[More]{4-4-2017)

Safety enhancements continue at Pocono Raceway: Pocono Raceway has added an additional 5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier and is among the top three tracks in terms of length of the safety feature. With a late start to winter, Pocono Raceway was able to cover the front stretch of the 2.5-mile raceway as well as areas between Turns 2 and 3.[More](4-4-2017)

Sonoma Raceway Hosts "Party with Petty": Race fans are invited to join the celebration as "The King" Richard Petty celebrates his 80th birthday during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 25. "Party with Petty" will serve as the centerpiece of the Pre-Race show powered by Friedman's Home Improvement just hours before the green flag falls on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event. Fans will have stage-front access for the party, which includes a Q&A with Petty, as well as the presentation of a birthday cake and chorus of "Happy Birthday" for The King.[More](4-3-2017)

Drivers appearing at Autism Awareness Day at the Races in Dover: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Danica Patrick and A.J. Allmendinger will make appearances at the Autism Awareness Day at the Race program at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4. Patrick and Allmendinger will meet and greet families of children on the autism spectrum before racing in the "AAA 400 Drive for Autism" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Monster Mile.[More](3-31-2017)

Dover and Iron Source reach multi-year corporate partnership: Dover International Speedway and Iron Source, a Delaware-based construction equipment company, have reached a multi-year corporate partnership agreement, Speedway and Iron Source officials said today. The agreement with Iron Source, which has offices in Georgetown, Del., and Smyrna, Del., makes the company the "Official Equipment Rental Provider of Dover International Speedway."[More](3-30-2017)

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)

Automobile Club of Southern California renews Auto Club race sponsorship: Officials from Auto Club Speedway and the Automobile Club of Southern California today announced a multi-year race entitlement extension for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AUTO CLUB 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The three-year deal marks 14 years of race sponsorship from Auto Club and the 20th year as a marketing partner. Auto Club has been a partner with the Speedway in Fontana since it opened in 1997, then sponsoring the Winston West Series. [More](3-27-2017)

Dover to 'Light It Up Blue' for Autism Awareness Month: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Dover International Speedway will continue their support for increasing understanding and acceptance of autism by participating in the global "Light It Up Blue" campaign, organized by Autism Speaks, in April. Two of Delaware's most famous landmarks, the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield, as well as the Dover Downs Hotel, will be illuminated in blue light throughout April, coinciding with Autism Awareness Month.[More](3-25-2017)

NASCAR Fan Settles Suit Over Daytona Crash Debris Injury: A lawsuit by a NASCAR fan injured by flying debris from a 12-car crash at Daytona International Speedway came to an end Monday as a Florida federal judge issued a final dismissal of the case following a settlement reached last month. U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell dismissed Allen Davis' case against NASCAR, the speedway and speedway owner International Speedway Corp. with prejudice on Monday, putting an end to the over-year-old case concerning the 2013 crash.(Law360)(3-21-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway removing more seats NASCAR fans may soon notice some changes to the seating area around turn four at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a cost-saving initiative, Speedway Motorsports - the local company that owns nine NASCAR tracks, including the one in Concord, NC - is removing some lower-demand seating areas and suites, according to a securities filing earlier this month. The company also said it will start offering "premium hospitality and entertainment activities" at the track. It is also considering installing solar panels at the Concord track as part of its "green initiatives," after the seat "re-purposing" project.(Charlotte Observer)[More](3-20-2017)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway considers eliminating seats for NASCAR races The bloody gash on Kyle Busch's forehead wasn't the only cut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week. The track appears poised to ax more seats that were largely empty at the Kobalt 400, and TV ratings for the March 12 NASCAR race were down 17 percent. What, if anything, does it mean for the viability of a second NASCAR race in Las Vegas? The Kobalt 400 produced a late pass for the lead and a pit road fight pitting hometown hero Busch against Joey Logano and members of Logano's pit crew. It seemed to be the shot in the rocker arm LVMS was seeking. It was announced March 8 that Las Vegas also will host a fall playoff race starting in 2018. LVMS President Chris Powell said he was "thrilled" with the early demand for tickets. But fans who sought to renew seats in Sections 1 and 3 - the lower grandstands fronting the Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Terraces - were told they could not purchase them for 2018. "We are not prepared to sell tickets in those areas," Powell said. Does that mean Sections 1 and 3 will be eliminated? "A final decision hasn't been made." A 2018 seating chart on the speedway's website shows the lower grandstands in front of the terraces grayed out. If the sections in front of the terraces are eliminated, it would trim LVMS capacity to around 80,000.(Las Vegas Review-Journal)[More](3-20-2017)

April possible date for future spring NASCAR PIR race The nearly $180 million facility redevelopment project at Phoenix International Raceway might not be the only big change eventually coming to the Avondale track. Preliminary discussions have taken place between PIR and NASCAR about moving the track's spring weekend to April from the mid-march March date it's had since 2015. Nothing is likely to happen for next year, but there's little doubt PIR would eventually love to reclaim the mid-April Saturday evening date it enjoyed from 2005-10.(Arizona Republic)[More](3-20-2017)

Brickyard 400 changes weekend schedule: An exciting new schedule, race format and fan activities will deliver more NASCAR action and thrills than ever to the Brickyard 400 race weekend July 21-23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All on-track action for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will take place over a condensed two-day schedule, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Practice and qualifying are set for Saturday, with the 24th annual Brickyard 400 at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday. A full schedule of speed Saturday also will include qualifying and the race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series event, with the 250-mile race starting at 3:30 p.m. The event weekend will start Friday, July 21 on the 2.5-mile oval with two practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. An engaging, new Friday Fan Fest featuring stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the popular Hauler Parade that afternoon and evening will complete the opening day of race weekend at IMS.(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)[More](3-17-2017)

Atlanta Air Show to be held at Atlanta Motor Speedway: Officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway and B. Lilley Productions announced that the track will host the inaugural Atlanta Air Show, October 14-15. It will be the first air show in history to be held at a motor speedway.[More](3-12-2017)

Pennzoil to sponsor spring Las Vegas race: Pennzoil and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated (SMI) announce Pennzoil motor oil as title sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) starting in 2018. The Pennzoil 400 will anchor a NASCAR tripleheader weekend ending with the main event at the 1.5-mile tri-oval race in early March, 2018.[More](3-10-2017)

Charlotte Motor Speedway likely to use road course in 2018 UPDATE: Right turns in the Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway are on hold for 2017. Multiple sources within the NASCAR industry told NBC Sports that the 1.5-mile track will hold its Oct. 7 race on its oval after exploring the concept of using the road course. It's likely the track's road course will be used in the 2018 playoffs.(3-7-2017)

UPDATE: With Charlotte Motor Speedway using its 1.5-mile oval in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs this October, the track is in the process of considering the road course for 2018. In a phone call Thursday morning to NBC Sports, Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Marcus Smith addressed the prospect and said the track is making upgrades to its infield layout.[More](3-10-2017)

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)

After 70 Years, Martinsville Speedway "Flips the Switch" With seven decades under its belt, and an eye toward the future, historic Martinsville Speedway has officially flipped the switch. The "Light Up Martinsville" project concluded today, as the facility debuted its new LED lights - the first major motorsports facility to do so. "Today is truly a historic day in the history of Martinsville Speedway," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. "This is a venue which has a long and storied past, but with these lights now in place, we're looking forward to a bigger and better future - and certainly a brighter one." The industry-leading LED lighting solution, located around the perimeter of the facility and the infield of the track, will provide better illumination as well as greater flexibility and efficiency than traditional metal halide lights. This will lead to a better visual experience for fans in attendance at races, in addition to providing better clarity for television viewers. The installation was managed by Graybar, a leading distributor of high-quality electrical and communications products and services, featuring Eaton's Ephesus Stadium 750 LED professional sports lights (Martinsville Speedway)[More](3-3-2017)

Cup Series to qualify and race same day at Watkins Glen Watkins Glen International has announced the official race weekend schedule for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tripleheader weekend, August 3-6. This year's event will feature an enhanced Sunday lineup featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at 12:35pm/et, just hours prior to the start of the 90-lap race which goes green at 3:00pm/et. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 100 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 will take center stage on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, with the sport's up-and-coming stars taking on the historic 2.45-mile road course in search of a precious win and points that could propel their team in the hunt for a championship (WGI)[More](3-1-2017]

Cup to qualify and race same day at Martinsville Speedway in Oct: As Martinsville Speedway celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017, fans will get more value for their ticket to the fall race, as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will qualify and race on the same day, Sunday, October 29. Saturday will have an "old-school" feel as well, as NASCAR will return to a true "happy hour" practice session, immediately following the Alpha Energy Solutions 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. All kids 12-and-under are admitted free on Saturday. Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR are also planning a fan event on Friday, October 27, featuring some of NASCAR's top stars. More information on the event will be available in the coming months.[More](3-1-2017)

Circuit of the Americas would like a NASCAR race: While NASCAR gears up for Sunday's Daytona 500, its kickoff and signature event, Circuit of the Americas officials are casting their eyes toward the most popular racing series in the United States.(2-26-2017)
UPDATE: Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage wanted to be as respectful as possible, but couldn't help but rip the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin for believing it could land a NASCAR race one day. "I don't blame them for wanting NASCAR races, it's just that they're 20 years too late," Gossage said Monday. "I don't think they know the business, or they wouldn't be saying such things." [More](2-28-2017)

Advance Auto Parts enters partnership with Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, has signed a strategic, multi-year partnership with the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The agreement designates Advance Auto Parts as the official partner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at events including the legendary Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, INDYCAR Grand Prix, Lights at the Brickyard, and more. [More](2-28-2017)

Hulman Terrace Club tickets on sale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Premium seating in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Club is on-sale now for the 2017 racing season and beyond.[More](2-23-2017)

Bojangles' Legends Breakfast will return to Darlington: Darlington Raceway is once again giving fans the opportunity to participate in a special race-day celebration featuring several NASCAR Hall of Famers and other industry legends that helped build the foundation of the sport.[More](2-22-2017)

Kentucky Speedway to Celebrate Richard Petty's 80th with Birthday Festivities: Kentucky Speedway, Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services, and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) have collaborated on a multi-layer celebration to begin at approximately 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 8. The King will participate in the celebration at The King's 80th Birthday presented by Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services fan hospitality tent located in the Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village where he'll be part of a question-and-answer session hosted by his son, former NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty. Other significant members of the NASCAR community including drivers, team owners, sponsors, and more are also scheduled to make appearances throughout the day to offer their personal birthday wishes, share a favorite story or talk about what The King has meant to the sport. Kentucky Speedway, Alsco, and RPM will be unveiling several tiers of activation in the coming weeks as part of the overall celebration. Fans can join the party by calling (859) 578-2300 or by visiting kentuckyspeedway.com/KINGs80th and can join in the conversation at any time through social media using the hashtag #KINGs80th across all Petty, Alsco and Kentucky Speedway entities.(RPM)(2-8-2017)

Autism Awareness Day at the Races set for Dover: Dover International Speedway is once again hosting a special event for families of children on the autism spectrum. On Sunday, June 4, during the "AAA 400 Drive for Autism" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Autism Awareness Day at the Races will provide families with a sensory-friendly environment to enjoy 400 laps of North America's top motorsports series. The event, in its sixth consecutive year, is a joint effort between Dover International Speedway and Autism Delaware, supported by AAA Mid-Atlantic and Ollie's Bargain Outlet. The Autism Awareness Day at the Races ticket package will include seating in the enclosed grandstands at the Monster Mile, which offers views of the backstretch as well as the highly-banked concrete turns. In five years, more than 3,000 people have participated in the program. Other highlights include pre-race appearances by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and personalities, information booths with items of interest to families affected by autism, a hot lunch buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and much more. Drivers will be announced closer to event day. As in years past, a reserved area near the grandstand seats will provide a quiet zone, with muted lighting and sound, allowing attendees to take a break from the race and crowds when necessary. The room includes comfortable seating, games, and video screens to help fans keep up with the race or watch family friendly movies. Autism Delaware's service professionals will also be on hand to assist families as needed. Autism Awareness Day at the Races tickets cost $95 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under.(Dover International Speedway)(2-2-2017)

Phoenix unveils details of modernization project: Phoenix Raceway, together with its parent company, International Speedway Corporation, announced the details of a $178 million modernization of the race track with a variety of enhanced amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and other stakeholders.
"This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans in the state of Arizona and around the world," ISC Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy said. "A project of this magnitude is monumental for our company as we get to work enhancing the experience of the great fans who love to watch our races in Phoenix and enjoy this beautiful area. Having Phoenix Raceway within our prestigious stable of venues always has been a tremendous asset and source of pride for us. We are thrilled to create a best-in-class facility in Phoenix, and we're confident it will grow the fan base here and further serve as a destination track for motorsports fans everywhere."
Among the many highlights of the modernization project is a completely redesigned infield featuring a first-of-its-kind Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Garage Fan Zone, placing fans face-to-face with the superstars of the sport. Phoenix Raceway's start/finish line will be repositioned in Turn 2 just before the track's well-known dog leg. Other new highlights include a new pedestrian tunnel connecting the infield to the new seating areas featuring in-seat Wi-Fi connectivity.
DC Solar, entitlement partner of Phoenix Raceway's spring NASCAR XFINITY Series race, the DC Solar 200, will serve as the title sponsor for the modernization project (Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar) as well as a multi-year sponsor of the redesigned Midway. The repositioned start/finish line will enhance the competition near one of the most challenging areas of the track while adding to the excitement during key race moments such as restarts and the closing laps. The modernization project also includes the installation of new/upgraded seating and hospitality areas near the current Turn 2 location. A new grandstand will be built alongside upgraded seats in the existing Bobby Allison Grandstand (both featuring individual chair back stadium seats with armrests), complete with modern amenities such as several new escalators and elevators, additional restrooms and concessions and a redesigned Midway conveniently located near the seating areas.(Phoenix International Raceway)(1-30-2017)

Darlington to celebrate late 80s with throwback weekend: Another historic celebration of the sport is in store for Darlington Raceway. The track is pleased to announce "Year 3" of its award-winning throwback campaign for the Bojangles' Southern 500 race weekend on Sept. 1-3, 2017. The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR will be celebrating the 1985-89 era of the sport in 2017, which like the 1975-84 period it celebrated in 2016, was a time of exceptional growth and exposure for NASCAR.
"The track will be celebrating the 1985-89 time period of the sport during our throwback weekend in 2017," Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp said. "As we enter the third year of our throwback campaign, we'll be focusing on drivers, personalities and moments that were compelling in that timeframe, such as the emergence of Dale Earnhardt Sr., Bill Elliott winning the first Winston Million, and the growth of the NASCAR XFINITY Series (formerly the Busch Grand National Series). It will be an exciting era for the track and industry to celebrate."
As the sport moved into the late 1980's, NASCAR champions such as Dale Earnhardt Sr., Darrell Waltrip, Bill Elliott and Rusty Wallace, among others, made a tremendous impact on the sport and will be celebrated during the Labor Day weekend festivities. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Richard Petty's one and only Southern 500 victory (1967).
For the third straight year, Darlington Raceway is also excited to announce it will once again highlight its rich history with a commemorative ticket design for the Bojangles' Southern 500 linking the past, present and future. The retro design will link 1987 Southern 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., who ranks second all-time with nine NASCAR Cup Series wins at Darlington Raceway, and 2016 Bojangles' Southern 500 winner Martin Truex Jr. These special tickets will be used for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500.(Darlington Raceway)(1-19-2017)

Darlington now hosts "The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR": It's now official! Darlington Raceway and its Labor Day race weekend are now being recognized as "The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR." The designation ensures that the official historical celebration of the sport will continue to take place at the famed 1.366-mile superspeedway in Darlington, South Carolina.
"We have worked closely with NASCAR to ensure that Darlington Raceway now has the exclusive rights to the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR for promotions and advertising of our event," said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. "Our return to Labor Day weekend, coupled with the Throwback theme has elevated our event across the entire sport and this move only solidifies that among our fans, race teams, sponsors, broadcast partners and media, among others."
The track's award-winning throwback campaign has earned rave reviews throughout the industry since its inception in 2015. The campaign has aligned all key stakeholders in the sport and provided a historical celebration that has earned much praise from fans and corporate partners. It was because of this collaboration over the past two seasons that NASCAR recognized the importance of the track's throwback weekend and in turn will now celebrate The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at the sport's original paved superspeedway, which opened and began hosting NASCAR events in 1950.
The track's 2016 throwback campaign last season featured a celebration of 1975-84 including the following highlights:
• Over 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race teams competed with throwback paint schemes for the Bojangles' Southern 500, the most in any single NASCAR event in the sport's history.
• Over 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series teams competed with throwback paint schemes.
• Use of NASCAR's famed "NASCAR International" logo for the second consecutive year.
• For the second straight year, Goodyear put the original white lettering on its race tires specifically for the Bojangles' Southern 500.
• NBC did another throwback broadcast of the race featuring old station logos and graphics. NASCAR legends Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett and Dale Jarrett did a special throwback broadcast during the race for the second straight year.
• Honored 14 NASCAR Hall of Fame members at the Bojangles' Legends Breakfast.
• 2017 NHOF inductees Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Mark Martin served as the Bojangles' Southern 500 grand marshals.
• Unique food offerings from the 1975-84 time period, including the pimento cheese sandwich.
• Pre-race concert by rock legends KANSAS and national anthem performance by Barry Williams (of The Brady Bunch fame).
The Tradition Continues on Labor Day weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway and get tickets at DarlingtonRaceway.com.(Darlington Raceway)(1-12-2017)

Indy 500 not considering early start time to facilitate 'The Double': IndyCar head Mark Miles said Hulman and Co., which owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the open wheel series are not currently considering a return of the Indianapolis 500 to the traditional 11:00am start time to facilitate drivers competing "The Double," in conjunction with the NASCAR Coca-Cole 600. The topic flares sporadically, but found a fresh news cycle recently when Team Penske president Tim Cindric told Motorsport.com that he believed more drivers would attempt the historic feat with more time between the Indianapolis start and the early evening NASCAR start in Charlotte. Just four drivers have attempted it, most recently NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who finished sixth in the 500 for Andretti Autosport in 2014. The endeavor is currently still possible with proper logistical effort including private helicopter travel to speed arrival to Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We aren't revisiting whether the Indianapolis 500 is going to move into the morning," Miles told USA TODAY Sports. "We are always open to see what can be done to help make it easier for somebody who could do it now with a 12 o'clock start, to do as it's scheduled now, helicopters out, expediting, if they win, that sort of thing. But we're not thinking about revisiting the time for the 500."(Indianapolis Star)(12-11-2016)


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