Top 5 Biggest Racetracks in the United States
Which speedways and road courses are the largest in the country?
Americans like to have everything big—and that can be said especially about their motorsports. Inventors of such outrageous sports as demolition derbies and monster truck rallies, Americans live and race by the idiom, “Go big or go home.”
The nation is filled with speedways large and small—but of course, the big venues are the ones we get most excited about. Here stats on five of the most gargantuan tracks in the United States.
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Top 5 Biggest Speedways in the United States
5. Daytona International Speedway (3.56 miles)
This legendary asphalt loop in Daytona Beach, Florida is like Disney World for race fans. With a seating capacity of over 100,000 spectators, this gargantuan arena has been a premier venue for NASCAR and other motorsports championships ever since its construction in 1959.
4. Sebring International Raceway (3.7 miles)
While not as recognizable in name as Florida’s other preeminent track, this concrete road course is one of the biggest and longest-operating race tracks in the nation (established in 1950). Host of events like the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring International Raceway has a flexible seating capacity throughout its spectator areas and has varied in length over the years, originally being over five miles long.
3. Road America (4.0 miles)
On the north side of the country, where it’s far less tropical, is an asphalt road course that’s located in southeast Wisconsin. A mainstay for American motorsports for half a century, Road America lives up to its name and welcomes fans of IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity, the United SportsCar Championship, and more. With its tight curves and sprawling straightaways, it’s a truly a challenging road course to conquer.
2. Utah Motorsports Campus (4.48 miles)
At nearly 4.5 miles in length, this sprawling asphalt road circuit is big enough for each of its curves to have their own names. Able to be shortened based on event needs, this Utah track welcomes many times of four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles to compete on its massive mix of straightaways and nearly two-dozen turns.
1. Thunderhill Raceway Park (5 miles)
Only the National Auto Sport Association is brave enough to hold its challenge events at this northern California motorsports complex. Made of two courses that can be combined into one, Thunderhill hosts the longest automobile race in the nation: 25 Hours of Thunderhill. During the rest of the year, it’s used for vehicle tests, education, filming, personal events, and more.
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