Enjoying a race at any NASCAR track brings forth the excitement. While some may say it’s a series of left turns and round and round racing, to be there is a whole other story. Those left turns leave others in the dust. The roar of the engines, the smell of burnt rubber and the thrill of the crowd make it better than any ball game I have ever come across. I believe there are favorite tracks, drivers and numbers so here are the top five tracks in my book.
Dover International Speedway is the top pick. Commonly referred to as Monster Mile has a concrete surface that eats those tires up and makes rubber fly. Five cameras mark this course. NASCAR delivers the action on this speedway like no others can. The track dates back to the 1969 “Mason-Dixon 300, on July 6, won by Richard Petty.” (1)
Richmond International Speedway- Coming in a close second, this three quarter mile track brings the best in “side by side” racing and fights to the finish line. Under the night lights, watch the turns on this oval track, the designs offer only the best as speed and control reign supreme. With over eighty six thousand seats and eight hundred acres of parking, there is room for everyone.
Bristol Motor Speedway- Racing in the good ole south has never been better than watching the turn by turn action at this speedway. The track was first opened in 1961 with the first race was on, “July 27, 1961..” The first driver to ever set tracks “was Tiny Lund in his Pontiac.” A true three quarter track was born and Nascar took over with race fans piling in each season.
Daytona International Speedway-Where legends are make and only smoke remains, this track delivers time after time. Pretty much known as the “home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500″, this two point five mile track features a three thousand feet back stretch allows drivers to hammer down before sliding in and around the curves in hunt of that checkered flag.
Martinsville Speedway-is the only track that can lay claim to hosting Nascar every year since its inception. Built in 1947, this .52 mile track delivers up close and personal racing with non-stop action and plenty of bumps and rubs. “Martinsville Speedway was voted as the top bargain in all of Sprint Cup racing as well as the track having the best view of the action.” That is the bottom line in this no bones about it track.
There is never a shortage of track favorites for Nascar fans, the only shortage comes when race season closes and the lights go out for yet another season. Until then, gentlemen start your engine and let ’em roar.