The track has a top speed of 241 mph recorded in 2000 by Gil de Ferran in the IndyCars series. The first race at the racetrack was the NASCAR Sprint Cup which was won by Jeff Gordon who has won two other races here and has attended every Sprint Cup race. Along with the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series that are held here, there are many racing schools that the public can attend. The racetrack can be made into a sports car track, an interior track, a motorcycle track, and the D-oval track used for NASCAR races.
The racetrack has been known to be used for Hollywood movies. Before the steel mill was torn down, in 1991 the final scene of the second Terminator film was shot here. Also, scenes from Charlie's Angels, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and The Bucket List were also filmed here.