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Bristol

Not only is Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway among the shortest circuits on the NASCAR calendar, it also boasts the steepest banking at 36 degrees.

Official Name
Bristol Motor Speedway
Country
United States
Location
Bristol, Tennessee
Co-ordinates
36.515929, -82.256398
Latest Race
First Race

Not only is Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway among the shortest circuits on the NASCAR calendar, it also boasts the steepest banking at 36 degrees. Over 100,000 spectators cram into the facility, especially for the floodlit August night race. With mountains on either side, Bristol is nicknamed “Thunder Valley” although one peak was flattened as new owner Bruton Smith brought the circuit up to date. A temporary dirt surface was introduced for the 2020 NASCAR race, with banking eased, although that event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Type

Dirt oval

Length

0.533 (Miles)

Change

Track temporarily converted to dirt surface

Fastest Race Lap

Kyle Busch (Toyota Camry), 19.393s, 98.944 mph, NASCAR, 2021

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.533 (Miles)

Change

Reshaped and banking raised to 36 degrees

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Brian Gerster, 12.742s, 150.590 mph, Xtreme Racing, 2011

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.5 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit with 22 degree banking

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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18,316

Results

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17,616

Drivers

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10,796

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