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.
New Smyrna Speedway may not be a household name in motorsports, but for diehard NASCAR junkies and locals, it is a storied facility that has seen some of racing’s best young talent come through its gates. Nestled south of Daytona just inland from the coast, this raceway is a gem of short track asphalt racing. With updated grandstand seating and plenty of parking, this small high-banked raceway in Central Florida is a must visit for anyone looking to see some of racing’s future stars every night.
One of the most storied raceways in NASCAR history is slated for a facelift thanks to a recently announced project at the facility. “The track too tough to tame” will be renovating and improving several aspects of the race day experience effective immediately the track announced this week. The capital investment project, titled “A Better Darlington…The Tradition Continues” will feature a renovation of the track’s Wallace, Tyler, and Colvin grandstands with a more comfortable seating experience.
Road America is often regarded as one of the greatest race tracks in the world, let alone the USA. Its annual schedule features NASCAR Xfinity Series, Trans-Am, Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA, IndyCar, and vintage racing action throughout the year. Fans from all over the Midwest flock to this track to witness some of North America’s best sports action, in a beautiful setting that proves to be both fan friendly and easy to navigate.
Homestead-Miami Speedway prides itself on being one of the top speedway destinations in America. That has been reflected in the track’s facility upkeep, modernization, and overall fan satisfaction. It continues to be host to a variety of events outside of NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend as well, with club racing and various track-day events taking place on the premises throughout the year.