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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.
Tony Stewart simply does not have what it takes to thrive in today's NASCAR Winston Cup series.
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.
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.
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.
Where to listen to the NASCAR race radio broadcast online.
This North American auto racing series was started in the American southeast by Bill France Sr. NASCAR sanctions racing leagues throughout North America.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The top ten fastest race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Table containing every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to ever win a race, number of wins and number of championships, sorted by number of wins.
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.
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.
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.
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is composed of 36 races spanning 40 weeks and also includes two non-points exhibition events.
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.
Full review of Fan Vision scanner / video feed for at the track NASCAR fan use.
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.
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.
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.
The leaders wrecked in the final turn allowing Kyle Busch to win the 2013 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How NASCAR qualifying determines the starting lineup.
The weekly schedule for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2015.
Take everything good about the Logitech Momo Force and add better pedals, a stick shifter and a lower
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.
Jeff Gordon wins in Sears Point in 2000 to extend his road racing domination.
NASCAR qualifying includes spots based on points instead of speed. Page 2.
NASCAR related terms and phrases defined in this glossary such as push, loose, NASCAR, dnf, dnq, black flag, bump draft, provisional and more..
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This 1 mile concrete oval hosts triple-header weekends in both June and September.
The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule features 33 events on a variety of challenging circuits that include short tracks, road courses and superspeedways.
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.
Review of the NASCAR Mobile '13 iPhone App.
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?
How well do you know the NASCAR rulebook? This fun quiz will test your NASCAR knowledge.
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.
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?
The 2014 schedule for NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour.
Buying binoculars for NASCAR can be confusing. What do all those numbers mean and why do you care? This guide can help.
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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.
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.
This weekend Auto Club Speedway will host the 2013 Auto Club 400.
Biography of Tony Stewart NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, IRL Champion, 1999 Rookie of the Year, 2002, 2005 and 2011 Sprint Cup Champion.
Here are all Daytona 500 winners and their average speed in miles per hour.
The complete list of wheels sorted by their review score. Who is the overall winner? Page 4.
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?
The Camping World Truck Series features several variations from the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, including the only dirt track event in NASCAR.
Biography of former open wheel star and current NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
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.
This is the 2013 NASCAR schedule as announced by NASCAR in September of 2012.
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?
The 2015 NASCAR schedule for what is currently known as the Nationwide Series.
After more than sixteen years at About.com sharing my passion for NASCAR my time is now up. I would like to thank you all for your emails and blog comments
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.
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.
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.
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?
Fans can vote for the format of the 2013 Sprint Unlimited
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.
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.
Fox has spent a lot of money for the rights to televise the race. I sure wish that they would. The current state of their coverage leaves long-time fans frustrated. Here is one easy fix that would help a lot.
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.
NASCAR fans got their money's worth at Auto Club Speedway today. A series of late race cautions set up a thrilling finish as Joey Logano wrecked leader Denny
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.
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.
Denny Hamlin was diagnosed with a compression fracture to the L1 vertebrae in his lower back after contact with Joey Logano on the final lap of the Auto Club
NASCAR drivers will primarily race on two different tires during the course of their career -- the bias-ply and the radial.
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 Boostaroo will increase your NASCAR scanner battery life and allows you to split the sound three ways with no loss of quality. This is a great addition to your scanner bag.
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.
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.
The worlds fastest half mile Bristol Motor Speedway packs in the NASCAR fans twice each year. The racing is fast and furious as often the only way to pass is to shove the guy in front out of the way.
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.
Biography of Kasey Kahne NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2004 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie Of The Year.
Chase Elliott is the son of the 1988 Sprint Cup champion, Bill, and has been signed by Hendrick Motorsports. Combined he may be NASCAR's top prospect.
NASCAR has diversified its schedule in recent years opening the door for a variety of different backgrounds to make an impact at the the highest levels of the sport
How does NASCAR's overtime rules work? About.com has the answers.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Steve McCormick's final update as the About.com NASCAR Guide.
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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.
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.
Obviously a scanner needs a headset so you can hear during the race. Mine is a middle-of-the-road model. I replaced the factory ear seals with the gel ones you see here and recommend them. They are very comfortable. Page 4.
Michigan International Speedway is a great place to watch NASCAR. The wide corners often feature three distinct grooves which allows for some exciting racing.
This relatively flat one mile oval hosts one of the final ten Chase for the Sprint Cup races. The racing is tight and fast as the flat corners force drivers to make their cars work on the bottom to be fast.
The best way to win a tight points battle is to win the final race of the year. How many times has the Sprint Cup Champion also won the final race of the year? Just how difficult is it to win the race with the weight of a title on your back? You might be surprised. Here is every time in the history of NASCAR that the Champion won the very last race of the season.
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.
Martinsville Speedway's flat paperclip shaped oval is a short track racers dream.
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.
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.
When a driver takes revenge on another driver for an accident in the real world, it's called Road Rage. Tony Stewart, however, chooses to call it Racing.
Here's the 2015 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Here's an entertaining look at one fan's frustration with NASCAR on FOX, including some xtree advice for Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds.
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Biography of Jeff Gordon NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, car owner and four time NEXTEL Cup champion for Hendrick Motorsports.
NASCAR's colorful drivers and rich history have spawned many books. Here are the NASCAR books that are most worth your time and money.
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.
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.
With only six races remaining before the ten race NEXTEL Cup playoff series begins the heat is on for drivers to get into the top ten and have a shot at the title. Who still has a shot at making the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Chase for the Championship and what are their odds?
Biography of Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Busch Series team owner.
Tony Stewart has had an incredibly successful career as a race car driver. He is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and could win many more titles before he hangs up his helmet. How much do you know about him? Here are ten Tony Stewart questions.
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?
Biography of Dale Jarrett from Michael Waltrip Racing. Dale is the 1999 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion and 3-time Daytona 500 winner.
Biography of Rusty Wallace NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, 1989 NEXTEL Cup Champion.
Interested in getting into the good seats for a NASCAR race at Bristol? Welcome to the club. Bristol hosts two of the biggest races on the NASCAR schedule each year, so you better do your homework to beat the average race fan to those tickets. Here are a few cool tips to help you get your hands on hot Bristol race tickets.
I carry two antennas in my bag. They are light and don't take up much room. I use the stubby antenna at most tracks and it picks up everything just fine. Some of the larger tracks (Indianapolis, road courses) require the longer antenna in order to hear everything. Page 5.
hat is the definition of bump draft?
Championships are not always the best way to determine greatness in NASCAR. Case in point, here are the top-5 drivers to have never won a Cup title.
The Sunday before Memorial Day is one of the great days in all of American motorsports as the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 races are back-to-back. This is a great day for race fans around the world. Comparisons between the two great events are inevitable but the question still stands. Which is the better motorsports event the Indy 500 or the Coca-Cola 600?
This one I learned from experience. You only need to sunburn your lips once in order to make a stick of lip block a staple in your race kit. It hurts, a lot. Avoid that pain if you can. Page 8.
Matt Weaver's review of FanVision NASCAR.
Lately the sporting world has been flooded with stories of athletes using performance enhancing drugs. Steroids, HGH, Testosterone and a number of other substances are rocking the rest of the sports world. While NASCAR does have its share of controversy it is nice to know that the athletes themselves that are the face of the sport remain clean.
Hopefully this one is obvious. The perfect NASCAR day is hot and sunny. Most race fans end up spending at least six hours in the sun. There is very little shade at most tracks. Put sunblock on early and often. So many times I have seen bright red race fans scorched from a day in the sun. Page 7.
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.
What does DNF mean in NASCAR? NASCAR Racing.
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.
Important race gear at even the smallest short track. Mine are 10x50 auto-focus binoculars. These are a little larger than I'd like but I traded size for the auto-focus and the higher power. Page 9.
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.
NASCAR's hottest feud exploded on Sunday when Jimmy Spencer rammed Kurt Busch's car after the race. Spencer then jumped out of his car and apparently punched Kurt in the face multiple times. NASCAR invited both drivers to the Big Red Trailer and Kurt's car owner Jack Roush got the local law enforcement agency involved. Welcome to NASCAR's biggest fan draw of 2003.
Biography of Brad Keselowski. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the Penske Racing #2 Miller Lite Dodge and 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion.
The older brother to the TSW2 Stock, this wheel features a large steering wheel and some additional features.
Starting in 2007 SIRIUS Satellite Radio has launched SIRIUS NASCAR Radio. This service includes live coverage of every NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series event along with live scanner feeds. When they are not at the track SIRIUS NASCAR Radio brings round the clock news, interviews and expert opinion on all things NASCAR. SIRIUS NASCAR Radio is all the NASCAR information that any fan could want.
This racing stopwatch from Robic allows you to enter in the size of the track. Then when you time a lap it will calculate MPH. Mostly I use my stopwatch to track the gap between cars. When the leader has a big lead I use the stopwatch to see if the second place car is gaining. Television does this for you but you don't have that luxury from the stands. Page 10.
Biography of Carl Edwards NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Roush-Fenway Racing superstar.
During the 2007 Pepsi 400 weekend in Daytona NASCAR and Sprint made a significant announcement for 2008 and beyond. Beginning January 1st, 2008 Sprint will replace NEXTEL in all NASCAR branding. This change will affect the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Chase for the Sprint Cup,the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Challenge and any other NASCAR properties that currently carry the NEXTEL brand.
What is draft or drafting in NASCAR?
Biography of Michael Waltrip owner/driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. 2001 and 2003 Daytona 500 winner and Toyota Camry driver.