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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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.

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    How Stock Car Telemetry Works

    Telemetry is the remote collection and measurement of data. It usually involves some sort of wireless broadcast. Of course, remote data collection is important in many fields -- defense, medicine, even agriculture. See more »

  • Is it easy to cheat in NASCAR?

    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? See more »

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    The Ultimate Automotive Physics Quiz

    Don't be intimidated by this quiz if you don't can't tell a carburetor from an alternator. Take it and learn a little something about what's going on under the hood of your car. See more »

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

    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. See more »

  • What are the rules of stock car racing?

    What are the rules of stock car racing?

    Imagine soaring down the road in your Chevy Impala SS, leaning heavy into the turns. You're nearing 200 mph now -- as fast as your car will go. Then, zoom, zoom, zoom! This is stock car racing, and you've just been lapped at the final flag. See more »

  • What is a stock car?

    What is a stock car?

    NASCAR's a household name. The drivers are as famous as any other category of professional athlete. It's probably the thrill of speed. How can the drivers go so fast? It's not just the driving. See more »

  • What is hypermiling?

    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? See more »

  • Why doesn't NASCAR race in the rain?

    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. See more »

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

    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. See more »

  • Why is camber so critical in NASCAR?

    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? See more »

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