NASCAR drivers are fearless yet highly skilled and trained. To become a NASCAR driver, you have to work your way up through the smaller tracks and prove your skills in a variety of tests. See what it takes to make it to the top and stay there.
Why are green cars considered unlucky in NASCAR?
Did NASCAR Really Start With Bootleggers?
How does downforce help a NASCAR race car?
How Becoming a NASCAR Driver Works
How does a NASCAR driver communicate with the pit crew?
How the NASCAR Schedule Works
Are all stock car tracks the same?
How NASCAR Racing Grooves Work
How does a NASCAR track physically change during a race?
How Daytona Qualifying Works
How Stock Car Telemetry Works
How Stock Car Aerodynamics Work
1947 NASCAR Recap
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is both blessed and burdened with one of the legendary names in racing history. As the son of NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jr. inherited his father's instincts and hard-charging style.
Dale Earnhardt earned his nickname, "The Intimidator," with bold aggressive driving. His skill and daring made him the first NASCAR driver to win Rookie of the Year and the championship in the same year. Check out more on this 7-time NASCAR champion.
Fred Lorenzen was 15 years old during his first experience in a beefed-up stock car, trying to flip it instead of race it. As a pro driver in 1964, Lorenzen ran five races in which he led 1,679 of 1,953 laps. Learn more about this driven professional.
Lee Petty was not a hard charger -- he was the great calculator, applying the strategies of a chess player. In his career he won 54 times and had top-ten finishes 332 times in 427 career NASCAR Grand National starts.
Buck Baker was one of the toughest and most capable high-speed NASCAR chauffeurs of the 1950s. A versatile driver who could hop in an unfamiliar car with ease, Baker won races in eight different makes of cars.
Fonty Flock participated in NASCAR's first season and quickly distinguished himself as a fan favorite. He was intelligent and one of the few drivers who felt comfortable with media interviews. Learn about the life and career of Fonty Flock.