NASCAR Race Fans Check out the Tracks on Google Earth
There was a time when I followed NASCAR racing a bit when I was married to my first husband. He was a Ford man. Back then, not too many years ago really, Ford sponsored a free meet and greet type party in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area just before a big NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway just north of Ft. Worth. We went to several of these events and were able to meet some of the legends of Ford Racing like Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin and Bill Elliott. When I say meet, I mean meet. You got to stand in line, which wasn't too bad, and then get to shake their hand, get some pictures taken with them and chat for a moment. It was a very friendly atmosphere and my son in particular got a big kick out of it. He was at just the right age to appreciate that these men were important to the racing industry.
Over the years I've driven past several of the great NASCAR tracks in the United States, like Taladega and Indianapolis,
So, I thought it would be fun to locate some of the NASCAR racetracks around the United States and find them on Google Earth. In doing so, I was most impressed with the detail you can see at Texas Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Below, I have provided you with a quick list you can use to open up Google Earth and search for these tracks. Then click on the link to learn more about each track.
Racetracks in the United States
The following list of United States racetracks was found on Wikipedia. Use this list to have fun locating these racetracks on Google Earth. Each racetrack has a link to more information about that track as found on Wikipedia.
- Atlanta Motor Speedway, in Atlanta Georgia
- Autobahn Country Club, in Joliet Illinois
- Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, in Pomona, California
- Bandimere Speedway, in Morrison Colorado
- Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Alabama
- Berlin Raceway, in Marne, Michigan
- Blackhawk Farms, in South Beloit, Illinois
- Brainerd International Raceway, in Brainerd, Minnesota
- Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee
- Buttonwillow Raceway, in Buttonwillow, California
- Caesars Palace Grand Prix, in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Carolina Motorsports Park, in Kershaw, South Carolina
- California Speedway, in Fontana, California
- Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, in Denver, Colorado
- Chemung Speedrome, in Chemung, New York
- Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida
- Firebird International Raceway, in Chandler, Arizona
- Gateway International Raceway, in East St. Louis, Illinois
- Gingerman Raceway, in South Haven, Michigan
- Grattan Raceway Park, in Belding, Michigan
- Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, in Hallet, Oklahoma (I've been to this one!)
- Heartland Park, in Topeka, Kansas
- Homestead Miami Speedway, in Miami, Florida
- Houston Raceway Park, in Baytown, Texas
- Hutchinson Island Road Racecourse, in Savannah, Georgia
- O'Reilly Raceway Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Infineon Raceway, in Sonoma, California
- Iowa Speedway, in Newton, Iowa
- Irwindale Speedway, in Irwindale, California
- Kansas City International Raceway, in Raytown, Missouri
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Connecticut
- Macon Speedway, in Macon, Illinois
- Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, in Mansfield, Ohio
- Maple Grove Raceway, in Mohnton, Pennsylvania
- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California
- Miami Bicentennial Park, in Miami, Florida
- Miami's Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida
- Mid America Motorplex, in Pacific Junction, Iowa
- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio
- Miller Motorsports Park, in Tooele, Utah
- Milwaukee Mile, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Nelson Ledges Road Course, in Garrettsville, Ohio
- New Hampshire International Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire
- New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, New Jersey
- Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, in Englishtown, New Jersey
- Oswego Speedway, in Oswego, New York
- Pacific Raceways, in Seattle, Washington
- Portland International Raceway, in Portland, Oregon
- Pocono International Raceway, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
- Prairie Hills Motorsports Club, in Lake Village, Indiana
- Putnam Park, in Mount Meridian, Indiana
- Reno-Fernley Raceway, in Fernley, Nevada
- Riverside International Raceway, in Riverside, California
- Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
- Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia
- Roebling Road Raceway, in Savannah, Georgia
- Sebring Raceway, in Sebring, Florida
- Spokane Raceway Park, in Spokane, Washington
- Spencer Speedway, in Williamson, New York
- Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch, in Pahrump, Nevada
- Summit Point Raceway, in Summit Point, West Virginia
- Talladega Gran Prix Raceway, in Munford, Alabama
- Tamiami Park, in Miami, Florida
- Texas World Speedway, in College Station, Texas (I've ridden in a racecar on this track!)
- Thunderhill Raceway Park, in Willows, California
- Virginia International Raceway, in Danville, Virginia
- Virginia Motorsports Park, in Petersburg, Virginia
- Waterford Hills Raceway, in Clarkston, Michigan
- Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, New York
- Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, in Rosamond, California
- Wyoming County International Speedway, in Perry, New York
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