My fiance likes to watch the Daytona 500 every year and likes to make a day of it. NASCAR and racing is all pretty foreign and weird to me. Help me! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I'm going to my first Nascar race in October. The Bank of America 500 in Charlotte. What are the general principals involved in picking somewhere to sit? High/low/corner/straight. My instinct says somewhere high so we can see as much action as possible. Also, any specific recommendations for this track?
posted by Keith Talent
on Jul 19, 2012 -
[NASCARfilter]A question my 8-year-old son posed to me. In two of the divisions of NASCAR, Sprint Cup series and Nationwide series, drivers regularly race in both races. It is our understanding that the Nationwide series is a lower tier series, kind of like AAA minor-league baseball. Why do the "big names" of Sprint Cup race in the Nationwide races (besides experiencing the track itself in real race conditions)? [more inside]
posted by kuanes
on May 11, 2011 -
Why are "NASCAR", "peak oil", "global warming" and "gas prices" never mentioned in the same sentence? Are there statistics on how much gas / oil / petroleum products that are used for a typical race? What about practice races?
posted by yoga
on May 8, 2008 -