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Colorado National Speedway is a paved oval in Dacono, Colorado spanning 0.375 miles (0.604 km). The track is currently a member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and hosts the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West annually.

Colorado National Speedway
CNS
Location4281 Speedway Blvd
Dacono, Colorado
Time zoneGMT-7
Coordinates40°03′35″N 104°58′28″W / 40.05968°N 104.974365°W / 40.05968; -104.974365Coordinates: 40°03′35″N 104°58′28″W / 40.05968°N 104.974365°W / 40.05968; -104.974365
Length.375 mi (.604 km)

HistoryEdit

It hosted the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series during its first three seasons, 1995 through 1997. The 1995 Total Petroleum 200 featured a last lap battle where Butch Miller edged out Mike Skinner by .001 second for his only series win.[1] This is listed as the closest finish in series history, although the video replay of the race may dispute that measurement.[2] The 1996 Colorado 200 saw Skinner dominate leading the final 220 laps and beat Miller by .7 seconds.[3] Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the final race in 1997.[4]

For the 1998 season, Colorado was dropped from the schedule in favor of Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, which hosted the series until 2002.[5]

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has raced at Colorado eight times since 1995 with Mike Duncan and Eric Holmes tied for most-series wins at two each.[4]

In 2019, the track was repaved.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boodman, Alan. "1995 Total Petroleum 200". Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kmMzCofhj0
  3. ^ Boodman, Alan. "1996 Colorado 200". Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b Boodman, Alan. "Race Results at Colorado National Speedway - Racing-Reference.info". Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  5. ^ Boodman, Alan. "Race Results at Pikes Peak international Raceway - Racing-Reference.info". Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  6. ^ Segal, Davey. "New Colorado Surface A Resounding Hit". NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved 14 June 2019.