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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.
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.
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.
What is NASCAR? Why is it different from other racing series and just what is the point of all this?
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.
The top ten fastest race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.
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.
This North American auto racing series was started in the American southeast by Bill France Sr. NASCAR sanctions racing leagues throughout North America.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Tony Stewart simply does not have what it takes to thrive in today's NASCAR Winston Cup series.
NASCAR related terms and phrases defined in this glossary such as push, loose, NASCAR, dnf, dnq, black flag, bump draft, provisional and more..
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.
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.
There are eight different flags that the NASCAR officials use from the flag stand to control the race. This is the black flag.
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.
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 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.
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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is composed of 36 races spanning 40 weeks and also includes two non-points exhibition events.
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.
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.
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.
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 Camping World Truck Series features several variations from the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, including the only dirt track event in NASCAR.
Jeff Gordon wins in Sears Point in 2000 to extend his road racing domination.
The 2014 schedule for NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour.
The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule features 33 events on a variety of challenging circuits that include short tracks, road courses and superspeedways.
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.
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.
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?
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Carl Edwards wins the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
How NASCAR qualifying determines the starting lineup.
This weekend Auto Club Speedway will host the 2013 Auto Club 400.
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NASCAR qualifying includes spots based on points instead of speed. Page 2.
The weekly schedule for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2015.
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.
Full review of Fan Vision scanner / video feed for at the track NASCAR fan use.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
Biography of Tony Stewart NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, IRL Champion, 1999 Rookie of the Year, 2002, 2005 and 2011 Sprint Cup Champion.
Buying binoculars for NASCAR can be confusing. What do all those numbers mean and why do you care? This guide can help.
Take everything good about the Logitech Momo Force and add better pedals, a stick shifter and a lower
Earnhardt's Seat Belt May Have Been Cut! Dateline: 04/15/01 It now appears that Bill Simpson was
How does NASCAR's overtime rules work? About.com has the answers.
Biography of Brad Keselowski. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the Penske Racing #2 Miller Lite Dodge and 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion.
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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.
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?
Here's an entertaining look at one fan's frustration with NASCAR on FOX, including some xtree advice for Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds.
The 2015 NASCAR schedule for what is currently known as the Nationwide Series.
Here are all Daytona 500 winners and their average speed in miles per hour.
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.
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?
Biography of road racing expert Marcos Ambrose.
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.
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.
Review of the NASCAR Mobile '13 iPhone App.
This is the 2013 NASCAR schedule as announced by NASCAR in September of 2012.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Steve McCormick's final update as the About.com NASCAR Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biography of Rusty Wallace NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, 1989 NEXTEL Cup Champion.
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
The leaders wrecked in the final turn allowing Kyle Busch to win the 2013 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
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.
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?
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.
Fans can vote for the format of the 2013 Sprint Unlimited
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 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.
Biography of former open wheel star and current NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
NASCAR drivers will primarily race on two different tires during the course of their career -- the bias-ply and the radial.
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.
Biography of Jeff Gordon NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, car owner and four time NEXTEL Cup champion for Hendrick Motorsports.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here's the 2015 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
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Biography NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Aric Almirola
Biography of Dale Jarrett from Michael Waltrip Racing. Dale is the 1999 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion and 3-time Daytona 500 winner.
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.
Michigan International Speedway is a great place to watch NASCAR. The wide corners often feature three distinct grooves which allows for some exciting racing.
Table containing every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to ever win a race, number of wins and number of championships, sorted by number of wins.
This is the newest addition to my race gear. I never found a seat cushion that I liked until I found this convenient inflatable one. It folds up small but is remarkably comfortable on the stands. The trick here is to not blow it up all the way. This cushion is much more comfortable when it is only 3/4 full of air. Page 13.
NASCAR's colorful drivers and rich history have spawned many books. Here are the NASCAR books that are most worth your time and money.
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?
Martinsville Speedway's flat paperclip shaped oval is a short track racers dream.
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.
Biography of two-time Nationwide Series champion and current NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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?
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?
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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.
The complete 2014 schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West divisions.
One of only two road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule Sonoma in California always puts on a close and interesting race.
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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Thrustmaster's legendary racing system. The T2 was not without it's faults but probably served more race fans than any other wheel.
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.
Biography of Michael Waltrip owner/driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. 2001 and 2003 Daytona 500 winner and Toyota Camry driver.
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.
The HyperStimulator is a full racing cockpit including top-quality PC steering wheel and pedals.
hat is the definition of bump draft?
What is draft or drafting in NASCAR?
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.
What does DNF mean in NASCAR? NASCAR Racing.
Photo and details for the 2013 sixth generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Car.
I keep this around to stick things in to keep them dry when it rains. I have the rain poncho for me but this bag often gets my scanner, cell phone and anything else I don't want to get wet when it rains. A shopping bag is small, light and has a million uses at the track. Page 14.
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.
Biography of Kasey Kahne NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2004 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie Of The Year.
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.
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Matt Weaver's review of FanVision NASCAR.
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.
Kyle Larson is the first Japanese descended driver to earn a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series. He's also like the future face of the sport.
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.
The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup season started out with four of the first five races going to guys with more than three full years on the tour. Since then only four of the twenty-one races were won by drivers with full-time rides in 1999 or before.
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.
What is the Snowball Derby? About's Matt Weaver explains all you need to know about Short Track Late Model Racing's biggest & most prestigious event.
Dale Earnhardt Jrs book takes you behind the scenes of his Winston Cup rookie season. Learn more about Junior, his dad and what its really like to be a Winston Cup superstar.
Biography of Carl Edwards NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Roush-Fenway Racing superstar.
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.
NASCAR driver biography for Darrell Wallace Jr.
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.
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