When it comes to NASCAR racetracks, you’ll have a hard time finding any two that are the same. Each individual track has its unique attributes, giving drivers and spectators something different as the season progresses.
Of course, some tracks are more interesting than others are, while others could use a few upgrades. The design of each individual track affects the performances of the drivers, and that in turn affects the enjoyment factor for fans.
Given the above, lots of effort has been put into developing new tracks and upgrading the old ones over the years.
Here are the top five NASCAR racetracks right now:
5. Richmond International Speedway
Also known as America’s Premier Short Track, the Richmond International Speedway is one of the most impressive tracks in the Country, especially at night. It’s the venue for two Nascar Doubleheader weekends every year, and its layout creates entertaining side-by-side racing while allowing drivers to reach speedway velocities.
4. Talladega Super Speedway
The fasted speed in NASCAR history was reached here by Bill Elliot back in 1987. Located on a former Air-force base, the Tri-oval track offers many sharp tons, and there’s lots of room for contestants to reach high speeds, making it an fun track for spectators and an challenging one for drivers.
3. Dover International Speedway
Also known as the “Monster Mile,” you’ll have a hard time finding NASCAR drivers who doesn’t respect this track. It large enough to hold 135,000 spectators and its steep banks keeps everyone on their toes. It’s an excellent place to spend the weekend.
2. Darlington Raceway
The most historic track in NASCAR history, the Darlington Raceway was the first super speedway built. It’s one of the toughest tracks in the country, making it a challenge for drivers, but that translates into more entertaining races for the fans. Wrecks are pretty much guaranteed at this track.
1. Bristol Motor Speedway
The best racetrack in the entire country, and arguably the world, its unique design offers some of the best views available for spectators. As impressive as the Bristol Motor Speedway is during the day, it becomes even more impressive once the sun goes down and the lights come on.