50 states in 50 shows

NASCAR America: My Home Track: Maine’s Oxford Plains, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

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NASCAR America’s My Home Track series continued Monday as we visited Maine, otherwise known as the Pine Tree State.

Not only is it a great state for racing, including places like Oxford Plains and Beach Ridge Motor Speedway, Maine also lays claim to NBCSN’s own Steve Letarte, who paid homage to his home state in Monday’s edition of NASCAR America.

It’s Bristol, baby — but there’s other great racing in the Volunteer State, too

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Bristol Motor Speedway has been an iconic, action-packed NASCAR destination for more than 50 years.

But as NBCSN’s Rutledge Wood told us on Thursday’s NASCAR America, the World’s Fastest Half-Mile isn’t the only Tennessee short track in the history books of the Volunteer State.  

NASCAR America: 50 States in 50 Shows: Kansas

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After a few days off, NASCAR America’s “50 States in 50 Show” returns with a look at a dirt track in north central Kansas called Salina Speedway.

The track, located in Salina, Kansas, is 175 miles west of Kansas City, where Kansas Speedway sits. The track has been in operation since 1969 and its walls are paint yellow for awareness of childhood cancer.

Watch the video to also see an old photo of Kansas-native Clint Bowyer from his early racing days as he pilots a John Deer petal tractor.

 

NASCAR America: 50 State in 50 Shows: Illinois

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The next stop on NASCAR America’s “50 States in 50 Shows” series is the state of Illinois, home of Chicagoland Speedway, Cup driver Danica Patrick and crew chief Chad Knaus.

The focus of this edition is the dirt track Kankakee County Speedway, located in Kankakee, which is just an hour south of the Windy City.

The 3/8-mile track begins his 67th season next month. Watch the segment to learn about the track’s unique “Rent to Ride” program.

NASCAR America: 50 State in 50 Shows: Idaho

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Just when you think you’ve seen everything that could be raced on pavement, Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho, goes and surprises you.

In the latest chapter of “50 States in 50 Shows,” NASCAR America looks at the state of Idaho and Magic Valley Speedway.

Owned by Lynette and Eddy McKean, the track hosts double-decker racing, with one car perched on top of another. The car and driver on top controls the steering while the bottom car and driver controls the gas and breaks.

Watch the video to see the unique form of racing.