The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is a racing complex with a long tradition in the NASCAR Series, built by John Hoening in the New England town of Thompson, Connecticut, midway between Hartford and Boston. The Motorsports Park offers several racing tracks such as the 1.7-mile road course, the shorter 1.5-mile road course, the 5/8-mile high banked oval, a separate 1/10-mile oval, and a 4.5-acre autocross area with a 250' skidpad. The renowned 5/8-mile oval was the first asphalt-paved oval racetrack in America, The Indianapolis of the East, and can be a part of the road course adding high-banking, NASCAR-style corners to the circuit.
The 1.7-mile track starts in the middle of the front straightaway, traveling clockwise to the curvier northern side of the circuit. The combination of turns one and two is a triple-apex corner forcing drivers to downshift to avoid the curbs. Right after them comes turn number 3, a 90-degree left-hander leading to the tight right-hander turn number 4. Turn number 5 passes down the bridge and starts the banked section of the track that continues through the 5/8-mile oval trajectory on turns 6, 7, and 8. Turns nine to 11 incorporate elevation changes in a high-acceleration section that goes all the way into the start/finish line, with last-minute passing opportunities for exciting racing outcomes.