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NASCAR is one of America‘s most popular sports, drawing some 7 million viewers per race. The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing sponsors 36 competitions per year. The 43 drivers in each race drive extremely fast, highly modified race cars designed to look like their street counterparts–on the left is a NASCAR Chevrolet SS.

The ultimate goal of any NASCAR driver is to win the championship.  In each of the 36 races, drivers compete to earn points based on where they finish. Whoever earns the most points y the end of the NASCAR season wins the Sprint Cup trophy as well as 6.5 million dollars.

NASCAR has been around since 1948, and has a very rich history filled with colorful racers, strange tracks, and vicious crashes. If you want to learn more about this sport, visit the rest of my site, where I discuss NASCAR drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, tracks such as Daytona International Speedway, and the people who run the sport.  Or, you can click on the underlined web links to enter other sites.