Tired of watching cars race in a circle hour after hour? Then how about a race where participants build their own cars, chain their bumper to an ambulance or hold a vote to literally crush a competitor's car?
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.
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.
NASCAR's gentleman's agreement was an unwritten rule that governed the behavior of the drivers in NASCAR's top racing series for almost 30 years. So what happened to the rule? Are there no gentlemen in racing anymore?
If you live for long weekends spent at the track, submerged in the whine of the engines and the roar of the cars as they shoot by, then you may want to learn more about the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). What do they do?
Ever hear the saying that the game of life is won by inches? That's certainly true in stock car racing, when -- despite vehicle speeds that can exceed 200 miles (330 k) per hour -- mere inches are all that separate the winners from the losers.
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.
From the basic black of the Model- T to the brown and orange of the Home Depot runner, cars of all purposes have always had some sort of paint job. But NASCAR cars take color a little bit further than your own ride. Find out why.
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.
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.