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Sprint Cup Tickets

Sprint Cup Tickets: Who Will Take the Win?

The Sprint Cup Series, one of the top racing series for the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), is in full swing again this year.


The sprint cup is a historical event dating all the way back to 1949. Each year, 36 races are held in which twenty or more cars race around a track for 250 miles or longer. The next race in the Sprint Cup series will be held in Martinsville, on the extremely short 0.526-mile oval track. Hendrick Motorsports has a total of 21 wins in Martinsville. Fans of the sport should purchase their Sprint Cup tickets ahead of time, as this race is considered to be one of the most anticipated of the season.

History of Event

The Sprint Cup has gone by many names in its 65-year history. Depending on the sponsor, spectators could have witnessed this race as the Strictly Stock Series, the Grand National Series, the Winston Cup Series or the NEXTEL Cup Series. As most fans predicted, Hendrick Motorsports came out strong last year and is currently facing a lot of pressure in defending their reigning position. In the past 30 years, Hendrick has reached 219 wins in NASCAR's premier series. The team's drivers include Jimmie Johnson, defending Sprint Cup champion (six time), and Jeff Gordon, hall-of-fame title holder (four time) in the same series.


In 1979, the Daytona 500 was the first stock race to be aired flag to flag. The race, which aired on CBS, resulted in a fist-fight on national television.New car designs have become noticeably lower, allowing for faster speeds. The Martinsville track tests the braking abilities of the drivers. Longer tracks such as Phoenix and Bristol allow racers to patiently pick their spots, which is not the case in Martinsville.Tire strategies continue to adapt over the years as well. Some drivers don't pit as much as analysts suggest, while several drivers stay out for the long haul. Blown tires have been a primary concern for many NASCAR drivers in the Sprint Cup.

Spectator Experience

One thing's for sure - spectators at motorsports events are there as much for the event as they are for the crowd.

When it comes to track design, racers in the Sprint Cup can face a few different obstacles other than their opponents. It's thrilling to watch racers barrel down long straightaways, with the roar of the crowd and engines competing with each other. Taking on unusually tight corners that aren't banked can be a real threat to a driver's success, and you'll be on the edge of your seat as the pact moves around the track. Most drivers will attempt to 'roll' into the corners, while avoiding hitting the brakes too hard.

The Sprint Cup Series is always an exciting and intense event, with racers' aggressive driving styles and possibly some hard hitting, you're sure to be entertained. Lovers of NASCAR and novices alike will find themselves hooting and hollering for their favorite driver, with gasps and cheers throughout the crowd.

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