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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?

By Jessika Toothman

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?

By Jane McGrath

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?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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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?

By Josh Briggs

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.

Most racetracks around the world are in an oval shape. But if you could keep the racecars going over 200 mph, the tracks could feasibly be any shape you wanted.

By Marshall Brain

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.

By William Harris

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Formula One racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, appealing to millions of fans and attracting huge sponsorships. Why? It satisfies our fundamental need for the thrill of high-speed travel.

By William Harris

Mark Martin has displayed incredible tolerance for pain, continuing to race despite broken bones, intense back pain and the death of his father, stepmother and half sister in a plane crash. Read more about this NASCAR veteran.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

In his very first NASCAR race at the Atlanta 500, Rusty Wallace drove his Chevrolet to finish second--an amazing feat for a rookie driver. Wallace won a championship in 1989 and later became a sports announcer.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Cale Yarborough made his NASCAR debut as a teenager. At his peak, he won three straight championships in 1976-79 -- one of the greatest feats in NASCAR history. He also won the prestigious Daytona 500 four times. Find out more about this NASCAR marvel.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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Terry Labonte earned 4th place in his very first race, driven on the intimidating course at Darlington. Consistency and an "iron man" mentality made Labonte one of NASCAR's top drivers for the almost three decades.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Alan Kulwicki produced NASCAR's most unlikely championship run in the 1992 season. He overcame the greatest late­season deficit in history, and along the way gave hope to every small-time operator in NASCAR.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Jeff Gordon had already won two national championships by the time he was 10 years old. In 1995, he won his first NASCAR championship at the age of 24, becoming the second youngest to wear the cherished crown.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Dale Jarrett won at least one race every season from 1993 to 2003. In capturing NASCAR's championship in 1999, the Jarrett racing family became only the second father and son to win the NASCAR championship.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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Tony Stewart has brought a new level of boisterous showmanship to the traditional NASCAR victory celebration with antics such as smoke-billowing burnouts and fence climbing. Read more about this sturdy gregarious busy-body and two-time champion.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Bill Elliot was a fan favorite, winning the Most Popular Driver Award an incredible 16 times. Elliot was also the first NASCAR driver to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. Learn more about this record-setting legend.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

David Pearson never wanted to drive on NASCAR's tour. His fans, however, began a campaign to get Pearson a suitable car. They donated nearly $1500 and started him on a remarkable driving career. Learn more about Pearson's record in this article.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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LeeRoy Yarbrough won the very first race he ever ran, at Jacksonville Speedway in the spring of 1957. Yarbrough was a success from the beginning of his NASCAR career, peaking in a spectacular season in 1969.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Bobby Isaac's journey to become the 1970 NASCAR Grand National champion is a classic rags-to-riches story. Learn how he evolved from an angry and aggressive young driver to a mature and successful champion.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Benny Parsons missed his first big chance to be a NASCAR driver, edged out by another legend: Cale Yarbrough. After more training, he returned to earn a spot in NASCAR and become its eventual champion in 1973.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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Darrell Waltrip was a flashy driver who was unpopular with fans for much of his career known for dueling on and off the track. Despite his notoriety he earned fourth on NASCAR's all-time win list. Learn more about this driver-turned-commentator.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Bobby Allison was one of NASCAR's most prolific winners. During his two decade career, Allison won 85 races third in all-time rankings. Near the end of his career, he finally won the NASCAR championship. Learn more about this durable champion.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide