List of motor racing venues by capacity

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The following is a list of motor racing venues, ordered by capacity; i.e. the maximum number of spectators they can accommodate. Due to the length of motor racing courses, and the fact that the cars pass each point frequently, it is often not possible to see the entire track from any one seat. This makes it possible to seat larger numbers of people, and differentiates a race-track from other stadiums, in which the entire field of play usually is visible from every seat. Some race-tracks also contain sitting or standing areas in the form of grassy banks. Currently all venues with a standard capacity of 35,000 or more are included. Almost all of the NASCAR venues listed host races in more than one of its racing series. Due to space considerations, only the highest series is listed (in order of importance: Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Truck Series).

Italics indicate that the circuit formerly hosted a certain championship round.

Venue Capacity City Country Series
Circuit de la Sarthe 263,500[1] Le Mans  France ACO 24 Hours of Le Mans
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 257,325[2] Speedway United States United States Indy Car, NASCAR Sprint Cup, FIM MotoGP, FIA Formula One
Adelaide Street Circuit 210,000[3] Adelaide Australia Australia FIA Formula One
Shanghai International Circuit 200,000[4] Shanghai China China FIA Formula One
Texas Motor Speedway 181,655 Fort Worth United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Bristol Motor Speedway 160,000[4] Bristol United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Istanbul Park 155,000[4] Istanbul Turkey Turkey FIA Formula One
Silverstone Circuit 150,000[5] Silverstone  United Kingdom FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP
Aintree Motor Racing Circuit 150,000 Aintree  United Kingdom FIA Formula One
Nürburgring 150,000[4] Nürburg  Germany FIA Formula One, DTM
Las Vegas Motor Speedway 142,000[4] Las Vegas United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Fuji Speedway 140,000[6] Oyama  Japan FIA Formula One
Charlotte Motor Speedway 140,000[4] Concord United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Korea International Circuit 135,000[7] Yeongam  South Korea FIA Formula One
Sepang International Circuit 130,000[8] Sepang  Malaysia FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP, SuperGT
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 124,300[9] Melbourne  Australia FIA Formula One
Circuit of the Americas 120,000 Austin United States United States FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP, FIA World Endurance Championship, United SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Summer X Games
Buddh International Circuit 120,000[10] Delhi India India FIA Formula One
Hockenheimring 120,000[11] Hockenheim  Germany FIA Formula One, DTM
EuroSpeedway Lausitz 120,000[12] Klettwitz  Germany A1GP, DTM, SBK
Hungaroring 120,000[13] Mogyoród  Hungary FIA Formula One, FIA WTCC, DTM
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 120,000[14] Magny-Cours  France FIA Formula One
Autódromo José Carlos Pace 119,000[15] Sao Paulo  Brazil FIA Formula One
Autodromo Nazionale Monza 115,000[16] Monza  Italy FIA Formula One
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 108,110[17] Surfers Paradise  Australia CART
Circuit de Catalunya 107,000[18] Barcelona  Spain FIA Formula One
Kentucky Speedway 107,000[4] Sparta United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Daytona International Speedway 101,000[4] Daytona Beach United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand-Am, ARCA
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 100,000 Mexico City  Mexico FIA Formula One, Gran Premio de México, A1 Grand Prix
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve 100,000 Portimão  Portugal Superleague Formula, GP2 Series, A1 Grand Prix
Goodwood Circuit 100,000 Chichester  United Kingdom Goodwood Revival
Suzuka Circuit 100,000[19] Suzuka  Japan FIA Formula One
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 100,000[20] Montreal  Canada FIA Formula One, NASCAR Nationwide Series
Circuit de la Sarthe – Bugatti Circuit 100,000[21] Le Mans  France FIM MotoGP, FIA Formula One
Atlanta Motor Speedway 99,000[4] Hampton United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Dover International Speedway 95,500[22] Dover United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Richmond International Raceway 94,000[4] Richmond United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
New Hampshire Motor Speedway 93,000[4] Loudon United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona 91,000 Pomona  United States NHRA
Auto Club Speedway 91,000[4] Fontana United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 90,000[23] Spa  Belgium FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP
Donington Park 90,000[24] Castle Donington  United Kingdom Superleague Formula, FIA Formula One
Portland International Raceway 86,000[4] Portland, Oregon United States United States SCCA
Michigan International Speedway 85,000[4] Brooklyn United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Talladega Superspeedway 80,000[4] Talladega United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, ARCA
Pocono Raceway 77,000[4] Long Pond United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Kansas Speedway 74,000[4] Kansas City United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Chicagoland Speedway 70,000[4] Joliet United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 75,000[4] Lexington United States United States IndyCar
Twin Ring Motegi 68,156[4][25] Motegi Japan Japan FIM MotoGP, IndyCar
Martinsville Speedway 65,000[4] Ridgeway United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Gateway International Raceway 65,000[4] Madison United States United States NASCAR Nationwide Series
Circuit Park Zandvoort 62,000 Zandvoort  Netherlands DTM, Masters of Formula 3, FIA Formula One
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 60,000[26] Imola  Italy FIA Formula One
Darlington Raceway 60,000[4] Darlington United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Circuito de Jerez 60,000 Jerez de la Frontera  Spain FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP
TT Circuit Assen 60,000[27] Assen  Netherlands FIM MotoGP
Circuit de Valencia 60,000[28] Cheste  Spain FIM MotoGP
Phakisa Freeway 60,000[29] Welkom  South Africa FIM MotoGP
Mount Panorama Circuit 57,939[30] Bathurst  Australia Supercars Championship
Homestead-Miami Speedway 55,000[4] Homestead United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 53,100[31] Phillip Island Australia Australia FIM MotoGP
Rockingham Motor Speedway 52,000[4] Corby  United Kingdom British Touring Car Championship
Bahrain International Circuit 50,000[32] Sakhir  Bahrain FIA Formula One
Croft Circuit 50,000 Dalton-on-Tees  United Kingdom British Touring Car Championship
Milwaukee Mile 50,000[4] West Allis United States United States Indy Car, NASCAR Nationwide Series
Mugello Circuit 50,000 Mugello  Italy FIM MotoGP, A1GP, DTM, SBK, F3
Nashville Superspeedway 50,000[4] Gladeville United States United States NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sanair Super Speedway 50,000 Saint-Pie  Canada Grand Prix of Montreal, Truck racing, Drag racing
Yas Marina Circuit 50,000[33] Yas Island  United Arab Emirates FIA Formula One
Phoenix International Raceway 50,000[4] Avondale United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup
Chang International Circuit 50,000[4] Buriram Thailand Thailand Superbike World Championship
Sonoma Raceway 47,000[4] Sonoma United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar
Autódromo do Estoril 45,000 Estoril  Portugal FIM MotoGP, FIA Formula One, A1 Grand Prix, FIA WTCC, Superleague Formula
Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 45,000[34] Buenos Aires  Argentina FIM MotoGP
Calder Park Raceway 44,000 Melbourne  Australia ATCC, Australian NASCAR Championship, AUSCAR, Australian National Drag Championships, Australian Grand Prix, FIA WTCC
Cadwell Park 40,000[35] Tathwell  United Kingdom British Superbike
Brands Hatch 40,000 West Kingsdown  United Kingdom Formula Three, British Superbike, FIA Formula One
Circuito del Jarama 40,000 Madrid  Spain FIA Formula One, FIM MotoGP, SBK
Oulton Park 40,000 Little Budworth  United Kingdom British Touring Car Championship, British Superbike
Pikes Peak International Raceway 40,000 Fountain  United States IndyCar, NASCAR Busch Series
Watkins Glen International 35,000[4] Watkins Glen United States United States NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar, FIA Formula One

Defunct venues[edit]

Venue Capacity City Country Closed Series
Brooklands 287,000 Weybridge  United Kingdom 1939 Grandes Épreuves
Ontario Motor Speedway 140,000 Ontario  United States 1980 Motor racing
Crystal Palace 71,311 London  United Kingdom 1972 Motor racing
Maroubra Speedway 70,000 Maroubra  Australia 1947 Motor racing
Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet 60,000 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 2008 CART, MotoGP
Harringay Stadium 50,000 London  United Kingdom 1987 Motor racing
Nazareth Speedway 45,000 Nazareth  United States 2004 IRL, NASCAR Busch Series
Hyde Road 40,000 Manchester  United Kingdom 1987 Speedway

See also[edit]

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