Opened: 18th of June, 1961
Location: Bristol, Alabama, United States of America
Length: 0.533 mi
Real-world record: 1:12.742 - Brian Gerster
Simraceway virtual record: 1:12.588 - Johndaniels
Located in Bristol, Tennessee, Bristol Motor Speedway was opened in 1961 as Bristol International Raceway and has since gained global notoriety thanks to its long-term association with NASCAR and its distinctive track.
Its 0.53-mile oval harks back to the very beginnings of NASCAR when short tracks formed a large part of the sport's calendar, while its concrete surface, dual pit lanes, and ultra-steep banking also contribute to the thrilling racing and vibrant atmospheres that have come to characterize the circuit.
Accommodating around 165,000 spectators, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the largest sports venues in the world. Since its first NASCAR race in July 1961, it has regularly hosted Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck Series events.