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Is the inside of a running track shorter than the outside?

Updated: 10/21/2022

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Yes. of course.

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Q: Is the inside of a running track shorter than the outside?
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How do you get the measurement for a lap at a Nascar track is it in the middle lane on the outside lane or the inside lane?

Usually the size of a track is determined by the inside measurement, and the track becomes longer in the middle lane, and even longer yet in the outside lane. this is why you see them at most tracks qualify on the inside lane, its shorter.

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If the inside lane of a 400 meter running track is 100 meters what would be the measurement of the outside lane on a six lane track?

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The infield.

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Are rail distances measured from outside rail to outside rail?

there is track width (measured from mid rail to mid rail) and track gauge (measured from inside rail to inside rail. As that is the most important size of track, that is normally the distances referenced to. normal distance for track gauge is 1435 mm

Is the inside the lane the same distance as the outside lane?

Yes! I would normally do the math but I am exhausted. To do the math, you need to know the inside &amp; outside diameter of the track and than convert that figure into its circumference. That gives you an exact answer. In my estimation in will be close to 10% of the overall length which on a 400 meter track would be 40 meters. Using this as a "Guess-timate", running 10 laps in the outer lane will be the same distance as 11 laps on the inside of the track. I ran track to stay in shape for football &amp; wrestling for 4 years and ran on tracks for a great number of years until I became ill.

Why do jockeys usually try to keep horses close to the inside rail of the track and not the outside rail?

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