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Want to be a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver or get your child started down the path? This is how you get started in a career as a NASCAR driver.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series stars race every week towards the year-end championship. But how do they determine who the Champion is at the end of the year? The NASCAR points system was changed for the 2011 season to make it completely straightforward. Here is the full rundown as to how NASCAR points are calculated after a race.
NASCAR has a long history of fantastic finishes, powerful machines and historic events. Most of all, though, NASCAR history has been defined by the drivers. Of the hundreds of men and women who have driven these machines only a small percentage have ever won a race and even fewer have ever managed to win a Championship. From that elite list who are truly the best NASCAR drivers of all time? Here are my picks for the top five drivers in the history of NASCAR.
The top ten fastest race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.
NASCAR Sprint Cup race tracks come in all shapes and sizes. Here are the top ten longest race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.
NASCAR has long struggled with its efforts to foster diversity and encourage young minorities to embrace the sport. NASCAR is over 50 years old and in that time only three African-Americans have made it to NASCAR's top series. Here is a look back at African-Americans in NASCAR.
What is NASCAR? Why is it different from other racing series and just what is the point of all this?
Where to listen to the NASCAR race radio broadcast online.
Did you ever notice in the official NASCAR results that sometimes a lower finishing driver will earn more than the guys right in front of him? NASCAR has a method to determining how much each team earns, but it's not all based on your finishing position. Learn how the money is distributed after a NASCAR race.
Before you spend the money on a NASCAR scanner and headset, make sure that you are buying a scanner that meets your NASCAR needs with this set of tips.
The Great American Race has had some moments in its history that have helped define the sport. Photo finishes, fights and huge underdog winners have highlighted the history of this classic race. Here are the top ten greatest moments in Daytona 500 history.
Here are all Daytona 500 winners and their average speed in miles per hour.
This is the 2013 NASCAR schedule as announced by NASCAR in September of 2012.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup stars are known mostly for their uncanny ability to turn left. However twice each year NASCAR tests the drivers road racing skills at two of the finest road courses in the country. Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup road course race tracks.
Every one of the 36 points races on the Sprint Cup schedule are worth the same number of points. However not all races are truly equal in the minds of the drivers, fans and media. Here are the biggest races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.
The leaders wrecked in the final turn allowing Kyle Busch to win the 2013 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
This weekend Auto Club Speedway will host the 2013 Auto Club 400.
It is never impossible to get tickets for any NASCAR race, even on short notice. All it takes is a little work and a little know-how. At every race there are tickets that go unused that you could have had. Just follow these steps and you can get tickets to any NASCAR race that you want to attend.
Steve McCormick's final update as the About.com NASCAR Guide.
Having a scanner at a NASCAR race allows you to hear the drivers, spotters and crew talk to each other during the race. You can also listen in on the NASCAR officials or simply listen to the radio broadcast. With so many choices available, buying a scanner can be a daunting task. Here are the best choices among the current lineup of NASCAR scanners available today.
Daytona International Speedway hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup races each year, the Daytona 500 in February and the Pepsi 400 in July. These are two of the biggest, fastest and most nerve wracking events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. The fast 2.5 mile tri-oval uses restrictor plates to keep the speeds managable but those plates create fertile ground for The Big One.
It takes a lot of knowledge to get a NASCAR Sprint Cup race car to go fast. Tires, engines, setups and safety all play a part in getting to victory lane. How much do you know about NASCAR race cars and the basic setup terms that you hear the teams talk about each week? Here is a fun quiz to test your knowledge of the NASCAR Race Cars and how to make them go fast.
How to contact NASCAR? Here are their mailing address, phone number and email addresses as well as the NASCAR JobLine which lists their current open job opportunities.
Which is longer, the Sharpie 500 at Bristol or the Aarons 499 at Talladega? How does NASCAR know how many laps to race each weekend? Is it laps, miles or something else? These are popular questions that even seasoned NASCAR fans have. Let me take a minute to explain.
Since 2004 the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship has been decided by a kind of playoff system called The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Sometimes this is called simply the Chase for the Cup. What is The Chase? Why does it exist? Who is eligible for it? Here is a primer on The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Today NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in America. Where did the multi-billion dollar organization of today get its start? Who founded NASCAR? Where? Why? This article digs into the very early days of this great sport.
Biography of Jimmie Johnson NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the Lowes number 48 for Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon. Jimmie Johnson is the only driver to win four NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships in a row. Jimmie was the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.
There are eight different flags that the NASCAR officials use from the flag stand to control the race. This is the blue flag with an orange diagonal stripe on it. Page 8.
This North American auto racing series was started in the American southeast by Bill France Sr. NASCAR sanctions racing leagues throughout North America.
NASCAR defines a short track as any track less than one mile in length. NASCAR fans know that short track racing is defined by bumping and banging, short tempers and fast action. Ask NASCAR fans to name their favorite race track and more than half will name a short track even though only 6 of the 36 races are held on the three remaining short tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Here they are in order by popularity and excitement.
What is a NASCAR Sprint Cup race car? Here are the facts, figures, stats and rules that define what a NASCAR Sprint Cup race car is.
If you're looking for the best NASCAR news and information in print these NASCAR magazines are for you. Whether you are want great full color NASCAR photos or in-depth NASCAR news in a no nonsense format or to learn more about your NASCAR collectibles there is a NASCAR magazine here to suit your style.
Everyone knows that race cars are loud yet too many NASCAR fans are not taking good care of their hearing. Here are some solutions to protect your ears.
For those that have never been to Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR, try to imagine a football stadium that seats over 150,000 people, and instead of football on the field, they are running a 43 car, high-speed, bumper-to-bumper race at speeds exceeding 120 mph. Taking a few minutes to read this Bristol seating review will help you find the perfect seats for the race and maximize your NASCAR experience at Bristol Motor Speedway.
What are those headsets that everybody is wearing at the NASCAR races? What can you really hear? Are they worth the money? Get all the information you need about scanners here.
As NASCAR continues to grow, and continues to prove that they can not find an adequate solution to the drivers' concerns, it becomes more and more apparent that both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway have outlived their usefulness to NASCAR.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is composed of 36 races spanning 40 weeks and also includes two non-points exhibition events.
NASCAR has a rich history of racing dating back to 1949 at a variety of race tracks across the country. Many race tracks from the past disappeared on their own as victims of financial hard times or urban development. Other tracks were simply bumped from the schedule in order to free up a date for a newer track. Here are the oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup race tracks on the schedule.
Logitech has made an effort to produce the best steering wheel at a reasonable price. Does their Momo Force fill the bill? Here is a complete review.
NASCAR reworked the Chase for the Sprint Cup prior to the 2014 season, giving it an elimination format that is unlike anything in the sport's history.
Full review of Fan Vision scanner / video feed for at the track NASCAR fan use.
Biography of Tony Stewart NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, IRL Champion, 1999 Rookie of the Year, 2002, 2005 and 2011 Sprint Cup Champion.
You see them every week, either in person or on TV. But how much do you really know about therace tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule? Take this quiz to test your race track knowledge.
Overall the Racing Electronics RE3000 is a great scanner for NASCAR fans. The size and weight are excellent for a long day at the track. It's got plenty of channels for a full weekend of racing and plenty of very racefan-friendly features.
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Hendrick Motorsports has been the most dominant team in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in recent years. Landing a Hendrick Motorsports ride means that you have arrived in NASCAR as the best of the best. Here is the 2010 Hendrick Motorsports lineup.
The Logitech G25 Racing Wheel is the finest force-feedback steering wheel available today. The G25 Racing Wheel features stainless steel, aluminum and leather components which highlight the overall quality of this wheel. The G25 costs a bit more than the other wheels available but if you take your sim racing seriously it is well worth it.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is the pinnacle of American motorsports. What does it really take to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup title? Here are the step-by-step instructions that the 2004 and 2005 NASCAR Champions Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart used on their way to the title.
The best Force Feedback steering wheels for your PC gaming. These force feedback steering wheel product reviews will help you get the most out of NASCAR Racing games.
Biography of Jeff Gordon NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, car owner and four time NEXTEL Cup champion for Hendrick Motorsports.
Ford drivers have dominated NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships lately. Who are the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers that make up Fords Blue Oval Brigade? Here are the top Ford drivers in the sport today.
A decent scanner can cost a couple of hundred dollars. Will owning a scanner really improve your NASCAR experience enough to make it worth the money? Page 2.
The complete list of wheels sorted by their review score. Who is the overall winner? Page 4.
Take everything good about the Logitech Momo Force and add better pedals, a stick shifter and a lower
NASCAR's colorful drivers and rich history have spawned many books. Here are the NASCAR books that are most worth your time and money.
One of only two stops on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup schedule where the drivers have to turn right. The historic Watkins Glen road course really puts drivers to the test.
With a large majority of NASCAR teams based within 30 miles of Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this is truly the heart of NASCAR country.
You see her in Victory Lane every week smiling for the camera but who is Miss Sprint Cup? How did she get that job? Is that all she does?
The ProScan 100 Trackside Scanner includes a 100 channel NASCAR scanner and an FM radio in one attractive package. Could this be the perfect scanner for you?
NASCAR is one of the few places in sport where it actually does pay to cheat sometimes. Recently in Las Vegas both winner Jimmie Johnson's and second place driver Kyle Busch's cars failed post race inspection. What should NASCAR have done?
Toyota entered NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing in 2007 after three years in the Craftsman Truck series. Toyota found success in the trucks fairly quickly but got off to a shaky start in NEXTEL Cup racing. Toyota has a lot on the line with their NASCAR investment. Here is everything you need to know about Toyota's NASCAR efforts.
NASCAR related terms and phrases defined in this glossary such as push, loose, NASCAR, dnf, dnq, black flag, bump draft, provisional and more..
NASCAR maintains two separate point systems, one for the drivers and the other for car owners. While the point systems are similar the points are used in very different ways. Here are the similarities and differences between the driver points and the car owner points.
Logitech's newest racing wheel for the PC and PS3 is the Logitech G27 Racing Wheel. This top of the line force feedback racing wheel is probably Logitech's best but is it worth the upgrade from the Logitech G25 that it replaces in the lineup?
Talladega Superspeedway features a full 500 miles of white-knuckle racing for the drivers as any small mistake can cause the massive wreck at 190mph known as The Big One.
Richmond International Raceway is a short track that features speedway style racing. There's just something about Richmond that allows drivers to race side-by-side lap-after-lap.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins each season with the Budweiser Shootout. This non-points race generates a lot of excitement as this is the first race of the year. Not all drivers qualify for this special event though. How does a driver get into the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout? Here is everything that a race fan needs to know about the Budweiser Shootout.
How NASCAR qualifying determines the starting lineup.
Biography of former open wheel star and current NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
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NASCAR Day was created to celebrate the NASCAR spirit and NASCAR fans. NASCAR fans are encouraged to purchase a collectible pin for $5 and wear it proudly on the third Saturday in May. The money goes to the NASCAR Foundation which supports dozens of NASCAR-related charities including the Victory Junction Gang Camp and Speedway Childrens Charities.
Here's an entertaining look at one fan's frustration with NASCAR on FOX, including some xtree advice for Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds.
Rarely in the history of NASCAR has a driver been such an anticipated rookie addition to the sport. Juan Pablo Montoya has been successful at every level of motorsports in the world. He is incredibly talented but how will he do in NASCAR? We will find out soon.
Through the years NASCAR racing drivers, tracks and crew members have spawned many colorful and interesting nicknames. Can you match the right nickname to the right person? How about naming a race track solely based on its nickname? This fun quiz will test your knowledge of NASCAR nicknames.
Buying binoculars for NASCAR can be confusing. What do all those numbers mean and why do you care? This guide can help.
How well do you know the NASCAR rulebook? This fun quiz will test your NASCAR knowledge.
One of only two road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule Sonoma in California always puts on a close and interesting race.
NASCAR races are a great place to get together with friends and fans before and after the race. Here are the best race track tailgate parties.
There are many different steering wheels that you can buy for your PC. Here is a complete review to help you make the right choice for your racing needs.
RJ Reynolds and the Winston brand have done a lot for NASCAR since 1973 but NASCAR has reached the point though where being associated with Winston is holding it back. NEXTEL brings no such social baggage to the brand. Now that the tobacco restrictions no longer apply there is an entire crowd of young NASCAR fans that can be aggressively marketed to.
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Biography of Mark Martin NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, five time Championship runner up.
NASCAR currently uses the Air Titan 2.0 to combat lengthy rain delays but how does it work?
Daytona 500 qualifying is completely different than any other race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. The drivers compete in standard time trials, but then also hold two races to set the starting lineup. Here is an explanation of how qualifying for the Daytona 500 works.
Table containing every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to ever win a race, number of wins and number of championships, sorted by number of wins.
The superspeedway that drives like a road course. Pocono Raceway is, in a word, unique.
The NASCAR Car Of Tomorrow will be introduced to NEXTEL Cup racing for 16 races in 2007. NASCAR will switch to the Car of Tomorrow for the entire 2008 schedule. What is the Car Of Tomorrow and why is NASCAR switching to it?
ECCI claims that their Trackstar 6000 is clearly the best PC steering wheel and pedal set on the market. Is it? I had the pleasure of using one for a couple of weeks and here is what I discovered.
Meeting place for discussing NASCAR racing.
Biography of Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2002 NEXTEL Cup Rookie of the Year.
The kink in the backstretch makes this one mile oval very unique. With one sharp turn and one sweeping turn winning here means that youve mastered your cars handling.
In 2009 there are no women competing in the Sprint Cup or Nationwide Series. The Craftsman Truck Series has had a few female competitors in 2009 including Gabi Dicarlo, Michelle Theriault, Caitlin Shaw and Jennifer Jo Cobb. However none of these women have a full-time ride in the series. Page 2.
: What Is a Real NASCAR Fan? You see it thrown around a lot on the Internet. In any NASCAR discussion
Who are the France family? Why do they mean so much to NASCAR?
Getting NASCAR tickets is not impossible. At every race there are tickets that go unused that you could have had. Just follow the steps above and you can get tickets to any race that you want to go to. Page 2.
Biography of Kasey Kahne NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2004 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie Of The Year.
How many times have you heard a crew chief say we really didn't need that last caution after losing a race with a bad pit strategy call? It happens all the time in NASCAR where a late race yellow and a series of pit stops affects the outcome of the race. Why is it so hard for the crew chief of the leading car to make the right decision? Here is a look at late race pit strategy and why the leader is so often wrong.
Recently on Tony Stewart's SIRIUS satellite radio show he compared NASCAR to the WWE. He claimed that NASCAR throws unnecessary caution flags in order to artificially influence the outcome of the races. Is NASCAR a sport or is it simply entertainment masked as a sport?
Thrustmaster's legendary racing system. The T2 was not without it's faults but probably served more race fans than any other wheel.
Earnhardt's Seat Belt May Have Been Cut! Dateline: 04/15/01 It now appears that Bill Simpson was
steering wheel simulation nascar how tested reviews. Page 2.
What does DNF mean in NASCAR? NASCAR Racing.
What is a NASCAR rookie stripe?: nascar race car veteran drivers tag examples page nbsp series rookie
hat is the definition of bump draft?
NASCAR delivered its biggest penalty of the week to Robby Gordon. During the 2005 Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire race it was Robby who succeeded in making the biggest impression on people. Folks either love his spirit and enthusiasm or think that he's childish, immature and unstable. What happened and what was NASCAR's response? Page 2.
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Robert Yates Racing is in a jam for the 2007 season. Both of Yates' premier drivers are gone. It also seems likely that both of Yates' primary sponsors are gone. This is a NASCAR team that is truly starting over from scratch.
In 2005 NASCAR held its first modern era points race outside of the United States when the Nationwide Series visited Mexico in early March. Given that there are areas of the United States that are desperate for a local NASCAR race, does it make sense for NASCAR to be taking its product out of the country?
version 3.0, Game Commander 2 is great technology that lets you control the game without taking your hands off the wheel!
NASCAR qualifying includes spots based on points instead of speed. Page 2.
Roush Fenway Racing won both the 2003 and 2004 Sprint Cup Championships and has been a major player in the sport since 1988. Here is the current Roush Fenway Racing team.
Michigan International Speedway is a great place to watch NASCAR. The wide corners often feature three distinct grooves which allows for some exciting racing.
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Biography of Matt Kenseth NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2003 Sprint Cup Series Champion.
NASCAR Kart Racing for Wii is the first (and so far only) NASCAR game available for the Wii gaming console. This is a fun arcade racer that the entire family can enjoy.
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What is draft or drafting in NASCAR?
Martinsville Speedway's flat paperclip shaped oval is a short track racers dream.
NASCAR is in the business of putting on a show and what makes a good show in racing is passing. How do you make the drivers pass? You make the drivers want to pass by enticing them with bonus points. Here is a suggestion for a new points system from a reader.
Table containing every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to ever win a race, number of wins and number of championships, sorted by Championships Won.
Not far from the famous as Vegas Strip is a track owner Bruton Smith has seen his investment pay off nicely. Las Vegas Motor Speedway has featured great NASCAR racing since 1996 and now hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup racing each spring. Learn more about this jewel in the Nevada desert.
The 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule as announced by NASCAR. Here is the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.
NASCAR fans are famously loyal to their drivers and their sport. Some fans will do anything to show their support for NASCAR. Unfortunately companies have learned this and are dumping products on NASCAR fans at an alarming rate. If you are tired of cheap products with a knockoff NASCAR logo on them I can help you sort through the sea of products.
One of the newer facilities on the NASCAR schedule Kansas Speedway has brought great NASCAR racing to the midwest since 2001.
Dynasties - Legendary Families of Stock Car Racing is a NASCAR book that looks into the strong family ties in NASCAR.
Biography of Dale Jarrett from Michael Waltrip Racing. Dale is the 1999 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion and 3-time Daytona 500 winner.
I agree that exciting races are fun to watch. The side-by-side finishes in Daytona, Bristol and Martinsville were thrilling to witness. However, is NASCAR giving up its integrity and credibility as a legitimate sport in the name of entertainment? Page 2.
Biography of Jamie McMurray NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2003 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie of the Year.
Table containing every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to ever win a race, number of wins and number of championships, sorted by driver's last name.
Jimmie Johnson survived boredom and late-race restart to win the 2013 Daytona 500.
Biography of Clint Bowyer NASCAR driver, 2008 Nationwide Series Champion. Driver of the #15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.
I wasn't sure what I expected when I opened up their latest wheel but it definitely wasn't this! The NASCAR Pro Force Feedback Wheel is a winner from top to bottom., from your About.com Guide
NASCAR races are a great place to get together with friends and fans before and after the race. Here are the best race track tailgate parties.
What does loose mean in NASCAR? NASCAR Racing.
The IROC series has become so slanted towards the NASCAR drivers that other drivers are no longer bothering. Here are some suggestions on how to fix IROC.
Review of the NASCAR Mobile '13 iPhone App.
Since the very first Southern 500 race on Labor Day 1950 Darlington Raceway's tricky egg shape and narrow straights have challeneged NASCAR's best drivers.
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Some major sponsors have left NASCAR for 2013.
The Garmin Rino is a two-way radio with a built-in GPS receiver. If you go to the race track with friends and family and have a hard time keeping track of everyone then these high-tech gadgets just might be the solution for you.
Dale Earnhardt Jrs book takes you behind the scenes of his NASCAR Winston Cup rookie season. Learn more about Junior, his dad and what its really like to be a NASCAR Winston Cup superstar.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the most famous motorsports icon in North America. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers have been challenging the famous speedway since 1994.
Looking to stay in touch with NASCAR? The personalities and organizations that make up NASCAR have flocked to social media sites to spread the news. Here are Twitter handles for many NASCAR drivers, officials, tracks and more.
The HyperStimulator is a full racing cockpit including top-quality PC steering wheel and pedals.
This 1.5 mile quad-oval near Fort Worth Texas has hosted NASCAR racing since 1997 when its first Cup series race started with a huge wreck in turn 1. Since then the track has seen many good races mixed in with extremely high speeds.
Biography of Kurt Busch NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion. Kurt Busch is a short-track ace with an aggressive attitude.
What does it mean to start shotgun on the field in NASCAR?
Dodge will be racing two different models in 2007. Their traditional NEXTEL Cup car continues to be the Charger. The Dodge Car of Tomorrow is based on the 2008 Dodge Avenger. Here are some photos of the new NEXTEL Cup Dodge Avenger Car of Tomorrow.
A brief history of my sim racing background. Page 3.
This Joliet, IL multi-facility has a dirt track, drag strip and the 1.5 mile tri-oval that the NASCAR Sprint Cup stars race on.