With NASCAR season in full swing, the various tracks around the country are seeing a lot of racing action. These races are run on privately owned racetracks, all of which are constructed with either asphalt or concrete. Here are seven of the most famous NASCAR tracks:
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Although this track may be most known for the racing of the Indianapolis 500, this venerable venue also hosts a variety of big NASCAR events including being an official site of the popular Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Boasting a total capacity of up to 400,000 spectators, it is the highest capacity sports venue on the planet.
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: This motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, hosts a myriad of famous events including the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend and the NASCAR All-Star Race. The complex features 2,000 acres of track and facilities designed to impress even the most discerning NASCAR fans and drivers.
ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: This 1.5-mile oval racetrack in Hampton, Georgia takes center stage on Labor Day Weekend as it hosts NASCAR’s premier holiday race.
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: Located in Henry County, Virginia, the Martinsville Speedway is the oldest track in NASCAR. The storied history is felt at every turn, making it a haven for drivers wanting to be part of the tradition of the sport.
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Also known as “Thunder Valley”, Bristol Motor Speedway carries the distinction of being one of NASCAR’s shortest tracks. Located in Bristol, Tennessee, the track also is known for its steep banking and all concrete surface area. Racing enthusiasts delight in how loud the venue becomes during the biggest races on the circuit.
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Formerly named Alabama International Motor Speedway (AIMS), Talladega is known for its reputation of being the longest and fastest track in the sport. Located in Talladega, Alabama, drivers race hard but take special care to avoid what is dubbed as the possible “Big One” multi-car accident.
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: The granddaddy of them all, this track hosts the most prestigious race in the sport, The Daytona 500. Located in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida, this 2.5-mile speedway is one of the most famous venues in all of sports.