7 Great Places to Watch NASCAR

Even with a slight decline in viewership and attendance, NASCAR still boasts nearly 80 million fans, with NASCAR races being 17 out of the top 20 highest-attended spectator sporting events. Live events take place in massive arenas that hold no fewer than 190,000 spectators at a time. The cars, roaring to life on the starting line, each shaking with their cast-iron 358 V8 engines, are like steel monsters vibrating with anticipation. The crowd revs along with the race cars, yelling and cheering as each lap concludes, and yelling and gasping…

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What Kinds of Problems Can NASCAR Crews Fix During a Race?

Two hundred miles-per-hour is probably faster than you’ll ever travel in a car, but for NASCAR teams, 200 mph is a fact of life for hours on end. At such speeds, the wind resistance alone is enough to damage your typical family sedan. So when fenders start rubbing, and things get dicey, the job of keeping these highly specialized machines in the race falls to the pit crew. Unlike the small armies mobilized in Formula One racing, NASCAR limits the members of a pit crew to six. Armed with a…

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How NASCAR Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

NASCAR is one of the fastest and most dangerous sports as well, which is why so much money and time each year goes to improving driver safety measures. Over the decades, NASCAR safety has evolved quite a bit.

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How They “Paint” NASCAR Cars

Exotic track-special Porsches are famous for the way they forego badges in the name of lightness. Rather than the metal pieces you’d find on the typical 911, you get stickers. Stickers. On a $190,000 car. That’s taking less is more to the extreme. However, Porsche isn’t the only fan of fancy stickers. In fact, NASCAR racers – some of the most recognizable racecars on the planet – are stickered from stem-to-stern. Sticker isn’t the technical term, though. In the world of automotive couture, the colorful, unique and sponsor-spattered livery that…

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NASCAR Lags Behind Drag Racing in Female Diversity

Everyone gets excited when that flag drops, and powerful race cars start tearing around the track. However, racing has been a predominantly male sport — until recently. More and more amazing women are getting behind the wheel of their favorite race cars — and in some cases, leaving their male counterparts in the dust.

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