NASCAR Racing

NASCAR racing has gained worldwide popularity in last decade. NASCAR racing requires a mastery of certain driving techniques plus a knowledgable race team to keep the car running in peak form.

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Is it easy to cheat in NASCAR?

In the early days of NASCAR, there were few rules for teams to follow. Because of this, drivers pushed the envelope and tried every trick in the book. Now, there are more rules, but is it still easy to cheat?


How NASCAR Engines Work

NASCAR engines are known for their power, but a successful NASCAR engine also has to be reliable. The world's best engineers spend enormous amounts of money, time, and energy to build such powerful machines.

How NASCAR In-car Cameras Work

NASCAR in-car cameras have provided fans a sneak peek into the racing experience for decades. As simple as the cameras are, however, everything about them -- from the technology used to make them to deciding who gets one - - is decidedly complex.

Why doesn't NASCAR race in the rain?

You don't like driving in the rain, so imagine the difficulties that a NASCAR driver faces racing at triple-digit speeds with no windshield wipers. In fact, NASCAR usually cancels races in wet conditions for safety reasons.

What are marbles and why do NASCAR drivers try to avoid them?

Ever wondered why NASCAR drivers sometimes weave their cars from side to side for several laps during races? They're trying get rid of marbles, little balls of rubber tire detritus that can prove dangerous to drivers.

How much does a NASCAR race car cost?

NASCAR racing has changed since the days of street-legal cars driving on dirt tracks. Today's teams have budgets of $20 million or more. Just how much of that is spent on cars?

How NASCAR Prize Money Works

We see it so often -- the winner of a race holds an oversized million-dollar check high in the air in victory lane. But where does all of this prize money come from, anyway?

How NASCAR Drafting Works

If you're a fan of NASCAR racing, then you've probably heard about the draft. But what's really happening out there on the track? And why do some drivers claim to "see the air?"

How NASCAR Pre-race and Post-race Inspection Works

For NASCAR inspectors, race day begins long before the first fans arrive -- and they typically don't get to go home the moment the race is over, either. So what are these guys up to?

How NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow Works

NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow is loaded with improved safety features designed to keep the driver safe during high-speed impacts. Sounds great, right? Well then why are so many NASCAR drivers and fans resisting the change?

What is hypermiling?

Considering the volatility of gas prices these days, hypermiling seems like a sensible way to drive. Who knew it was so easy to double your gas mileage?