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Some people race for fun, some race for money. For others, racing is simply in their blood. David Reutimann is one of those drivers.

By Sarah Siddons

Stock car racing is a sport, full of rules and regulations, so you might conclude that all car racetracks are the same. After all, how different could they really be? Find out.

By Rosalind Jackson

After earning his first win in the first year of his dirt track racing, it only makes sense that David Starr would go on to spend more than two decades in racing and more than a decade in NASCAR.

By Sarah Siddons

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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.

By Olivia Page

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.

By Vivien Bullen

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.

By Richard Winter

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.

By Akweli Parker

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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.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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.

By Christopher Neiger

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.

By Josh Briggs

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?

By Dave Roos

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In the past, the NASCAR schedule included more than 60 races. Today, the number of NASCAR races has been reduced to fewer than 40. Why does it seem like NASCAR racing is a year-round sport?

By Josh Briggs

Wouldn't it be great to listen in on your favorite NASCAR driver's race day strategies? You'd be sort of like a fly on the wall -- except the wall would be moving at 200 mph.

By Terry V. Boyce

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?

By Jamie Page Deaton

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?"

By Eric Baxter

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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?

By Josh Briggs

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?

By Patrick E. George

Fast cars, loud noises, and larger-than-life superstars: NASCAR's got it all. But to keep a NASCAR fan, TV networks and radio stations have to bring their A-game to the broadcast.

By Tom Scheve

You know what it feels like when you're in the groove, right? Well, NASCAR drivers not only know what being in the groove feels like -- they know what the groove looks like, too.

By Jamie Page Deaton

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Every profession has its own set of required tools. Dentists, mechanics, landscapers, TV repairmen -- they all have specific tool needs. But what essential tools does a NASCAR pit crew use on race day?

By Jamie Page Deaton

Considering that more than 40 cars spin around a NASCAR track at triple-digit speeds on race day, it shouldn't surprise you that the asphalt covering the track undergoes several physical changes during a rae.

By Josh Clark

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?

By Josh Clark

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.

By Josh Clark

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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?

By Jessika Toothman

You're enjoying the NASCAR viewing party, but some of the lingo leaves you clueless. You wonder what that wedge adjustment is that the announcer mentions during those pit stops.

By Jane McGrath