IndyCar and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced this week that the series will move its annual championship finale from Sonoma Raceway to the Monterey Bay track.
Bristol Motor Speedway has been one of the favorite short tracks in the NASCAR circuit for both drivers and racing fans. The .533-mile oval means a slower pace, but it ramps up the strategy used by the drivers due to its’4-degree banked turns, narrow straightaways and two pit rows. The speedway opened in 1960, but it bears little resemblance to the original facility. Today the speedway is the 4th largest sports venue in America and the 8th largest sports venue in the world, with a seating capacity of 162,000 fans. This includes more than 150 luxury suites. The speedway has also expanded its complex to include drag racing, truck racing and several levels of stock car racing. This keeps the facility busy throughout the year.
The Stadium Journey Podcast team is venturing into new territory! This week we welcome Stadium Journey Florida Correspondent, and Auto Racing aficionado Chris Green to the Podcast where he schools the team on the finer points of Auto Racing and what a racing experience is like. How does open-wheel racing differ from stock car? How are NASCAR fans different from Indy Car fans? All this and catching up with Marc on the road.
This weekend saw two announcements regarding the future of IndyCar racing at two venues on the 2018 schedule. First, the news was broken that IndyCar and ISM Raceway in Phoenix had mutually agreed to not renew their contract. Tepid attendance numbers combined with generally unexciting racing action on track to create a situation that both parties agreed was not going the way they had hoped.
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (also known as Mosport) is one of the best-known race courses in Canada, and indeed around the world. The fast, sweeping turns at the facility were created for Formula One’s golden days of speed, and the facility hosted the Canadian Grand Prix multiple times throughout the 1960s and 70s. The 2.459-mile circuit is a beacon for the North American racing fan, and features some of the best camping around, while also featuring some incredible on-track action.
The Month of May is 30 day celebration in Indianapolis that climaxes with the Indianapolis 500 in Memorial Day Weekend. The 100 year plus tradition attracts numbers in the six figures to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and produces an atmosphere unlike anything else at a major sporting event.