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NASCAR Racetracks

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has fueled the American spirit ever since its conception in 1948, garnering the second largest sports-television viewing audience in the country, after the NFL. From the Texas Motor Speedway to Sonoma Raceway, NASCAR tracks serve racing fans throughout the United States.

With its headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida, NASCAR also operates out of U.S. offices in North Carolina (Charlotte, Concord, Conover) as well as Los Angeles and New York City. In fact, NASCAR first began at the Charlotte Speedway. The Charlotte Motor Speedway has been in business since 1960, and the track is a regular fixture in today’s NASCAR schedule.

Hardcore NASCAR fans and curious novices will discover a lot of history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which opened to stock car races in 1909. Home of the famous Indianapolis 500, it’s the former site of the United States Grand Prix. Centrally located in downtown Indianapolis, the track grounds also house the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Auto Racing Hall of Fame. The museum features exhibits exploring general automotive history, including motorsports and passenger cars.

Another historical NASCAR track, Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, is a short track that held its first NASCAR race in 1960. Its unique construction—0.533 miles long, grandstands that rise the equivalent of 21 stories—makes it the loudest track in all of NASCAR. Likewise, the Texas Motor Speedway has claimed one of the largest high-definition screens in the world. Nicknamed “Big Hoss,” it measures 218 feet wide and 94.6 feet tall.

NASCAR tickets go faster than the speedy cars themselves, so don’t delay in booking your seat for a race near you.