The Possibility of a NASCAR Return to North Wilkesboro Speedway is Exciting, but, No Guarantee

The Possibility of a NASCAR return to North Wilkesboro Speedway was a topic of discussion in a recent Dale Jr Download with Marcus Smith.

The possibility of a NASCAR return to North Wilkesboro Speedway is a topic of discussion in a recent Dale Jr Download with Marcus Smith. North Wilkesboro’s last race was in 1996 but, the track is now abandoned since 2011. For fans, the possibility of the track’s return to NASCAR is exciting news.

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NASCAR, Charlotte Motor Speedway Announce Format, Technical Specs for Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

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Format Mirrors Last Year’s Thrilling Spectacle

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2019) – Race fans looking for a glimpse into the future need look no further than this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.  As demonstrated throughout its illustrious history, NASCAR’s annual all-star spectacular will again provide the platform for the world’s greatest stock car drivers to compete for $1 million dollars, while race teams will get real-world experience with technical components that could be implemented in the next generation car.

The next step in the all-star evolution was unveiled today.

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Innovative Format for Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The competition package and format for NASCAR’s highly anticipated May 19 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will have a new look, one the sanctioning body feels confident will provide a lot of excitement for both fans and drivers in the annual non-points event. Continue reading

Roaring Around the Roval Truex’s Toyota Leads Thrill Rides for Media

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Defending Bank of America 500 winner and reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. headlined a Roval ride-and-drive event for media in 2018 Toyota Camry XSE cars on Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo – HHP/Harold Hinson

Charlotte Motor Speedway revealed its revised Roval road course in a media event on Monday at the speedway; The 17-turn, 2.28-mile Roval layout features a faster infield portion that will be used in the Bank of America 500 race weekend Sept. 28-30  Continue reading

Tweaks to Charlotte’s Road Course should make Playoff Race Faster, More Intense

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NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. talks about testing tires at the new Roval track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 18, 2017, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo – Bob Leverone/Getty Images

CONCORD, N.C. – Get ready for a road-course Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on a layout unlike any other.

That, at least, was the way reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. put it.

When he tested on the Charlotte road course in October, Truex described the road course/oval track hybrid as “all kinds of craziness going on.”

That was before the track made tweaks to the 2.28-mile course that should make it faster and more intense, lopping as much as 20-seconds off the time it takes to negotiate the 17 turns that make up a lap, Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Marcus Smith said on Monday during the kickoff for the NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading