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NASCAR Notes from Charlotte and more

NASCAR Notes from Charlotte and more

I was hoping we had all the Charlotte races in the books by now but Mother natur had other plans for us!  So far  we seen a Coca Cola 600 that was not to much to say about with very dull racing and almost all passing was done on pit road once in the lead it was almost impossible to pass the leader and almost no passing after a few lap after restarts, if on equal tires!  On the other…

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NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Charlotte Motor Speedway

Now with the Darlington races in the books and finally we got some great racing after all the waiting, first for the Pandemic situation to ease up, and than the rain delays the Darlington races didn’t let us down som really good racing with the best in NXS this time! Now we’re looking forward to the Charlotte races and first the Coke 600 on Sunday And hope we get as god racing as we did at Darlington!!Swedish times +6 hours….

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NASCAR back in business at Darlington

NASCAR back in business at Darlington

…but not only is it NASCAR that is back in business – I will also try to revive our Pure Thunder Racing website/blog as well. As some of you readers know, Pure Thunder Racing is a (amateur) Motorsport fan site based in Sweden. We love American motorsports and are dedicated to spread the word in Scandinavia and beyond. For me, I have followed Swedish V8 Thunder Cars series for long time and I’m personally hoping that this series will expand,…

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NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR will continue the 2020 season with a trip to Henry County, Georgia for a triple header at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series will all race this weekend. Atlanta Motor Speedway, formerly Atlanta International Raceway, opened for racing in 1960 (rebuilt in 1997). The track is a quad-oval and is 2.48 km (1.54 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns. Banking in turns; 24°,straights; 5°. Track record, for NASCAR Series, is held by Geoffrey Bodine with…

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NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Phoenix Raceway

NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Phoenix Raceway

NASCAR will this weekend travel to Avondale, Arizona for a double header at Phoenix Raceway. NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series will race this weekend while the Truck Series is off. Phoenix Raceway (Phoenix International Raceway), former ISM Raceway (2018-2019), opened for racing in 1964. The track is a dogleg tri-oval race track and is 1.6 km (1 mile) long. Surface is paved with four turns. Banking in turn 1 & 2; 11°, turns 3 & 4; 9°, backstretch;…

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NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Auto Club Speedway

NASCAR Weekend Schedule for Auto Club Speedway

NASCAR will this weekend travel to Fontana, California for a double header at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series will race this weekend while the Truck Series is off. Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, opened for racing in 1997. The track is a 3 km (2 mile), D-shaped oval superspeedway. Surface is paved with four turns. Banking in turns; 14°, backstretch; 3° and frontstretch; 11°. Track record, for NASCAR Series, is held by Denny Hamlin with…

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Weekend Schedule for Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Weekend Schedule for Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR will this weekend travel to Clark County, Nevada for a triple header at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series will all race this weekend. Las Vegas Motor Speedway opened for racing in 1972 (drag strip and road course) and the 1.5 mile oval opened in 1996. The track is a tri-oval Superspeedway and is 2.41 km (1.5 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns. Banking in turns; 20°, front/back straight; 9°. Track record, for NASCAR Series,…

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Weekend Schedule for Daytona International Speedway

Weekend Schedule for Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR will kick off the season at Daytona Beach, Florida, with a triple header at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR Gander Truck Series, Xfinity Series and NASCAR CUP Series will all race this weekend. Daytona International Speedway opened for racing in 1959. The track is a tri-oval and is 4 km (2.5 mile) long. Surface is paved with four turns. Banking in turns; 31°, tri-oval; 18° and backstretch; 2°. Track record, for NASCAR Series, is held by Bill Elliott with 210.364 mph (42.783 sec.) February 9,…

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Weekend Schedule for Homestead-Miami Speedway

Weekend Schedule for Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR will this weekend travel to Homestead, Florida, for a tripleheader at Homestead-Miami Speedway. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will all race this championship weekend. Homestead-Miami Speedway opened for racing in 1995. The track is an oval and is 2.4 km (1.5 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns. Banking in turns 18-20°, banking in straits 4°. Track record, for NASCAR Series, is held by  Brad Keselowski with 181.238 mph (29.816 sec.) during qualifying (2014). Most wins…

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Weekend Schedule for ISM Raceway

Weekend Schedule for ISM Raceway

NASCAR will this weekend travel to Avondale, Arizona, for a tripleheader at ISM Raceway. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will all race this weekend. ISM Raceway, former Phoenix Raceway, opened for racing in 1964. The track is a low-banked tri-oval and is 1.645 km (1.022 mile) long. Surface is paved with four turns. Banking in turns 1-2; 11°, turns 3-4; 9°. Track record, for NASCAR Series, is held by Jimmie Johnson with 143.158mph in November 15, 2015. Most wins…

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