The NASCAR circuit has been racing for over sixty years and is now one of the most popular sports in the United States with races held coast to coast. There are international drivers like Juan Pablo Montoya from Colombia. There are also racers that are in their fifties like Mark Martin. The cars are all held to strict car restrictions and are penalized when they are not adhered to.

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are usually run on the same weekend at the same track with the Nationwide Series running first and the parent Sprint Cup running concluding the festivities. The Sprint Cup races include 26 races and the first ten cars automatically quality for the Chase for the Cup while two wild card drivers are also included. Even though the other 31 drivers continue to race each week they are not eligible for the Cup final that is chased after for the final 10 races. Race car drivers that have completed for championships in recent years have included Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamline, Steve Harvick and the Busch brothers Kyle and Kurt.

The primary tracks where NASCAR is raced are oval tracks. Well known races for NASCAR include the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 500 and the Brickyard 500. The number of the race refers to the number of miles that each race will be with the majority of the NASCAR races being between 400 and 500 miles. There are other racing series that NASCAR governs like the Whelen Modified Tour at are open wheeled cars.



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