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.

How Dirt Stock Car Racing Works

On any given weekend throughout most of the year, almost 800 dirt tracks come to life across America. Tickets are bought, prize money is won, autographs are signed and damaged cars are hauled away by wreckers.

Why is a NASCAR race car called "loose" or "tight?"

A loose or tight NASCAR race is something that drivers and crew chiefs need to correct quickly. The problem is due to oversteering and understeering the race car and can cost drivers valuable time -- and easily lead to crashes.

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?

Why is it so hard to understand the NASCAR penalty system?

NASCAR fans might end race day either in a celebratory mood or completely dejected. And those feelings might have nothing to do with what happened out on the actual track. So what could cause fans to lose their cool even before a race begins?

Why is camber so critical in NASCAR?

It's a serious thing when the rubber meets the road. That's why routine wheel alignments are so important to a car's performance. But how could camber play such a big role in NASCAR races?

How a NASCAR Sponsorship Works

Fans of NASCAR know that corporate sponsorship logos are everywhere -- on the cars, on the drivers and a variety of other odd places, too. But do you know how much a NASCAR sponsorship costs?

How NASCAR Tire Technology Works

Since 1997, Goodyear Racing Eagles have been fitted to every race car or truck, at every NASCAR race, in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series. What makes Goodyear Racing Eagles special?

NASCAR Pictures

NASCAR can best be described as organized chaos at 200 miles per hour. This collection of images highlights some of the most exciting aspects of NASCAR.

How NASCAR Works

NASCAR is the most popular spectator sport in the United States -- and it's come a long way since the days of wild and woolly stock-car races on backcountry roads.


Has any sport enjoyed the phenomenal growth that NASCAR has seen in its brief history? NASCAR is not only the dominant motorsport, but it has also overtaken baseball, golf and basketball in overall popularity.

How NASCAR Race Cars Work

The original NASCAR races were run on dirt tracks in regular street cars. Today, almost every piece of a NASCAR race car is handmade. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how these amazing machines come together.