The Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia is the shortest and slowest NASCAR track. The track is a .526 mile oval.Know More
Since 1948, the Martinsville Speedway has been a key track in NASCAR's schedule. It was part of the first year of NASCAR racing, when the organization raced stock cars only.
The Martinsville Speedway remains in the Sprint Cup schedule, despite its challenges for drivers in it being the slowest and shortest track. Because of its small size and the crowded conditions that result, it can be an unusually dangerous track.
Many people enjoy attending races at Martinsville Speedway because it feels like a track at a county fair and reminds many of a small town. This is one of the reasons why it attracts a large crowd season after season.Learn more about Pro Auto Racing
NASCAR race results can be found online at ESPN.com. To find NASCAR results at ESPN.com, one can first click on the NASCAR link in the menu tab and then click the Results link from the NASCAR page.Full Answer >
The stock cars used in NASCAR racing are equipped with power steering. This is one factor that differentiates the stock cars of NASCAR from IndyCars, which do not have power steering.Full Answer >
As of April 17, 2014, Bill Elliott tops the list of fastest qualifying track records in NASCAR history, having driven 212.809 mph at Talladega in 1987. In that same year, he drove 210.364 mph at Daytona, earning NASCAR's second-fastest time.Full Answer >
In general, the top speed for most NASCAR cars is around 200 miles per hour. In April 2014, five NASCAR Sprint Cup teams achieved speeds over 217 miles per hour during Goodyear's tire testing event at Michigan International Speedway.Full Answer >