Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Does This Track Have Lights?


Richmond Under the Lights
It's a familiar question you've heard from other fans (or possibly from your own mouth) during a Nascar race: "Does this track have lights?"  Sometimes (like during a, um, night race) it's pretty easy to tell.  But when it's late-afternoon after an hour-long rain delay, it could be pretty hard to tell.  So here's a list!

Atlanta Motor Speedway--YES
Bristol Under the Lights

Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, California)--YES

Bristol Motor Speedway--YES

Canadian Tire/MoSport Park--NO

Charlotte Motor Speedway--YES

Chicagoland Speedway--YES

Darlington Raceway--YES

Daytona International Speedway--YES

Dover International Speedway--NO

Eldora Speedway--YES

Gateway Motorsports Park--YES

Homestead-Miami Speedway--YES

Indianapolis Motor Speedway--NO

Iowa Speedway--YES

Kansas Speedway--YES

Kentucky Speedway--YES

New Hampshire has tried to add
lights for night races, but objections
from locals have stymied the plan
Las Vegas Motor Speedway--YES

Martinsville Speedway--YES*

Michigan International Speedway--NO

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course--NO

New Hampshire Motor Speedway--NO

Phoenix International Raceway--YES

Pocono Raceway--NO

Road America--NO

Richmond International Raceway--YES

Sonoma Raceway--NO

Talladega Superspeedway--NO

Texas Motor Speedway--YES

Watkins Glen International--NO

*--Martinsville's lights were installed in 2017 to allow races to end after dark if necessary.  In the past, Martinsville held races at night under temporary lights.