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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.

Country
United States
Location
Bristol, Tennessee
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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.

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Type

Paved oval

Length

0.5 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit with 22 degree banking

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.533 (Miles)

Description

Reshaped and banking raised to 36 degrees

Fastest Race Lap

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

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Type

Dirt oval

Length

0.533 (Miles)

Description

Track temporarily converted to dirt surface

Fastest Race Lap

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