Tokyo Superspeedway (Johnsonverse)

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Location: Tama, Kantō, U.S.
Capacity: 350,000
Owner: International Speedway Corporation
Operator: Tim Johnson
Broke ground: April 14, 2014
Opened: December 1, 2015
Type: 2.5 mile superspeedway
Surface: Asphalt
Banking: Turns: 20 degrees
Straights: 3 degrees
Race lap record: 0:27.231 (Tony Stewart, NASCAR Panasonic Cup Series, 2018)


Tokyo Superspeedway is a 2.5-mile track located in Tama, Kantō. It was completed on December 1, 2015, and hosts races in the NASCAR Panasonic Cup Series, the NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The track is owned and operated by Johnson Industries through its International Speedway Corporation subsidiary.

In addition to hosting NASCAR races, the track also hosts ARCA and IROC events. It has also been used in various movies and for testing purposes.

History

Early development

Early in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Belle Armstrong came up with the idea of having NASCAR cars race in Tokyo after a honeymoon with Tim Johnson, who saw it as the perfect opportunity to add a fourth restrictor-plate track to the schedule (as he has confessed to restrictor-plate racing being his favorite). The track broke ground on April 14, 2014, in a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Opening

On December 1, 2015, the track opened. The first test sessions were handled on January 30, 2016, with