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Have you ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a real race car and learn how to drive like the professionals? Racing schools, where you can get individual instruction from experienced drivers give you that opportunity.


The IndyCar Quiz

The IndyCar Quiz

Does the sight of an IndyCar get your motor running? Take our quiz and see if you can make it to the checkered flag at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Driverless Car Racing Works

How Driverless Car Racing Works

With a little more technology tinkering, driverless cars could take over the racetracks. Learn more about these automated wonders at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Abandoned Racetracks

10 Abandoned Racetracks

When a racetrack is abandoned, it's hard to repurpose. Learn about 10 abandoned racetracks at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Extreme Motor Sports for Thrill Seekers

10 Extreme Motor Sports for Thrill Seekers

Ice racing may sound like a reckless stunt, but it's an actual motor sport. Learn about 10 extreme motor sports for thrill seekers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Crashes That Changed Motor Sports Forever

10 Crashes That Changed Motor Sports Forever

Some motor sports crashes have led to the implementation of improved safety measures. Learn about 10 crashes that changed motor sports forever. See more »

10 Banned Race Cars

10 Banned Race Cars

Some race cars have been banned because they're too fast. Learn about 10 banned race cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are peanuts unlucky in auto racing?

Why are peanuts unlucky in auto racing?

Eating peanuts at an auto race is a huge no-no. Learn why peanuts are unlucky in auto racing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Belly Tank Racers Work

How Belly Tank Racers Work

The belly tank racer is one of hot rodding's most iconic contraptions. Learn how belly tank racers work. See more »

How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

Top Fuel dragster engines produce between 8,000 and 10,000 horsepower. Learn more about NHRA Top Fuel dragsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

Some superstitions might seem outdated, but most racers don’t want to take any chances with fate. Learn about racing superstitions at HowStuffWorks. See more »