NASCAR 101

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series information about some of the technical terms and ‘buzz words’ you hear about in the sport of NASCAR.

  • Anatomy of a NASCAR Racecar: From the front splitter to the adjustable rear wing and everything in between. Finally understand the lingo for the pieces and parts of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car.
  • NASCAR Track Banking: Why are some NASCAR tracks banked more then others? How does the new “progressive banking” at Bristol Motor Speedway work? Here is the scoop on NASCAR track banking.
  • About the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow: Understand the evolution of the NASCAR Sprint Cup stockcar from the big boxy cars of the 70’s to the Car of Tomorrow of today.
  • Inside a NASCAR Car Cockpit: You’ve seen the “in-car” shots of your favorite NASCAR driver during the race. Do you know what all those button, switches and gauges do? We’ve got the answers.
  • Aerodynamics and Drafting in NASCAR: The simple science behind aerodynamics, draft and downforce in NASCAR racing.
  • How NASCAR Freezes the Field: Why did your favorite driver get put back behind another driver when they had clearly passed them just before that yellow flag flew? See how NASCAR freezes the field electronically when the caution flag waves.
  • HANS Device used in NASCAR: The HANS device is successfully saving lives in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wrecks. Here is how it works.
  • Making the NASCAR Chase: You technically know how a the 12 NASCAR driver makes the Chase. Mike Maruska breaks it down from the numbers “game” involved.
  • NASCAR Pit Stop: Seven guys. 14-seconds. See what each of the things that get done to get your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver on and off pit road.
  • NASCAR Points System: Do you know how many points a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver gets for first place? How about 15th place? Here the NASCAR points system is explained and how the ‘old points system’ evolved into the new ‘Chase’ system.
  • NASCAR Driver Rating Formula: How ‘primary statistics’, ‘fixed bonus points’ and ‘variable bonus points’ are combined to create a Driver Rating for NASCAR drivers.