NASCAR

NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. The NASCAR three top sanctioned series are Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. They also oversee smaller sanctioning bodies across the United States and Canada.

Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

What does NASCAR mean?

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National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. A mechanic from Atlanta named Red Vogt came up with the acronym and the name. Red Vogt was the mechanic for Red Byron, NASCAR's first champion. He owned a garage on Hemphill avenue in Atlanta where moonshiners running shine from Dawsonville, GA into Atlanta could get their cars "supped up" to outrun law enforcement. The owner of Red Byrons car was Raymond Parks a known moonshiner who still owns a liquor store on Northside drive in Atlanta. Parks, Byron and Vogt were NASCARs first 'team'. These men all met with Bill France in Daytona at Hotel on the beach. They all came together to form the oganization that we all know as NASCAR today. If this interests you please find a book called "Driving with the Devil." It tells the early history of NASCAR and is an easy read.
Asked in NASCAR, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Racing

When is Daytona Bike Week in 2013?

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March 2013 The Daytona Chamber of Commerce has it listed as March 8 - 17, 2013.
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Who is the inventor of NASCAR?

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The person who started NASCAR was Bill France. It was actually first called The National Championship Stock Car Circuit when it was formed in December 1947. Later that year it became known as The National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing, Aand is now known as the National Association ffor Stock Car Auto Racing.
Asked in NASCAR, Athletes, Darrell Waltrip

How old are Darrell Waltrip's kids?

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Darrell Waltrip has two daughters. Jessica was born on Sepember 17, 1987 and Sarah was born on August 25, 1992.
Asked in NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, NASCAR

What are the heights of several NASCAR driver's?

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00 David Reutimann- 6'0'' 1 Martin Truex Jr- 5'11'' 2 Kurt Busch- 5'11'' 5 Mark Martin- 5'6'' 6 David Ragan 6'0'' 07 Casey Mears- 5'8'' 7 Robby Gordon- 5'10'' 9 Kasey Kahne- 5'8'' 11 Denny Hamlin- 6'0'' 12 David Stremme- 5'9'' 14 Tony Stewart- 5'9'' 16 Greg Biffle- 5'10'' 17 Matt Kenseth- 5'9'' 18 Kyle Busch- 5'9'' 19 Elliot Sadler- 6'2'' 20 Joey Logano- 6'1'' 24 Jeff Gordon-5'7'' 26 Jamie McMurray- 5'8'' 29 Kevin Harvick- 5'10'' 31 Jeff Burton- 5'7'' 33 Clint Bowyer- 6'0'' 34 John Andretti- 5'5'' 39 Ryan Newman- 5'11'' 42 Juan Pablo Montoya- 5'6'' 43 Reed Sorenson- 5'10'' 44 A.J. Allmendinger- 5'6'' 47 Marcos Ambrose- 5'11'' 48 Jimmie Johnson- 5'11'' 55 Michael Waltrip- 6'5'' 71 David Gilliland- 5'9'' 77 Sam Hornish Jr.-5'11'' 82 Scott Speed 5'10'' 83 Brian Vickers-5'11'' 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.- 6'0'' 96 Bobby Labonte- 5'9'' 98 Paul Menard- 5'10'' 99 Carl Edwards- 6'1''
Asked in NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, Sprint Cup Series

Who was the last driver to win the Nascar Winston Cup Series championship?

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In 2003, Matt Kenseth won the last Nascar Winston Cup Series championship. The following season the series was known as the Nextel Cup. The name was again changed in 2008 to the Sprint Cup.
Asked in NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Did Dale Earnhardt Jr drive the number 3 car?

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Yes, he did. Dale Jr. drove the #3 car in three Nationwide Series races. Formerly known as the Busch Series. February 16, 2002 - Daytona - finished: 1st May 25, 2002 - Charlotte - finished: 36th July 2, 2010 - Daytona - finished: 1st Also, he Drove the #3 car from 1998-1999 when he won the Nationwide (Formerly Busch Series) Championship back to back.
Asked in NASCAR, Athletes, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

Did Jamie McMurray's wife have their baby?

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Yes. Christy had her baby Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2010. His name is Carter Scott McMurray. He was 7lbs and 20 in. long.
Asked in NASCAR, Michael Waltrip

When were Michael Waltrip's children born?

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Michael Waltrip has two daughters. Caitlin Marie was born on January 12, 1990, and Margaret Carol was born on September 29, 1997.
Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR

What was the longest time of a NASCAR race?

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Most likely the Coca-Cola 600 which can lasts 4+ hours.
Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR

Who was the first black female race car driver?

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To date, I don't think there's been one. However, the first woman to drive in NASCAR was Janet Guthrie, and the first black man to drive was Wendell Scott. You see, there is no formula one for women.
Asked in NASCAR, Michael Waltrip

Is Michael Waltrip divorced?

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Yes. Michael Waltrip and Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks were officially divorced in 2010.
Asked in Eyes, NASCAR

Why is Jeff Hammond wearing glasses?

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Because he can and he might have eye problems.
Asked in NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Why was Dale Earnhardt Sr called Ironhead?

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Dale Sr. was nicknamed 'Ironhead' due to his stubborn ways. When he first started dirt track racing, he wouldn't take advice from everyone. Unfortunately this way of thinking helped lead to his untimely death. Dale never wanted to wear head and neck restraints, because they were uncomfortable and restrictive. Wearing the HANS device is now mandatory in Nascar.
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When and where was NASCAR started?

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The sanctioning body began in December 1947 in Daytona.
Asked in NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, Matt Kenseth

Where does Matt Kenseth live?

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Matt Kenseth and his family currently live in North Carolina.
Asked in NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, Tony Stewart

Does Tony Stewart have a girlfriend?

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Tony Stewart does not make his personal life public knowledge.
Asked in NASCAR, Auto Racing

What is the NASCAR Winston Cup Series now called?

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It is now called the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Asked in NASCAR, Auto Racing

What are those striped curbs called on car race tracks?

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The red and white striped ones? I've heard them referred to as "bumpers" and "edges." The are also referred to as "rumble strips" as they have uneven paving to alert the drivers that they are on or near the edge of the track, just like the ones you might find on the road or highway. However, most driver's now days simple use them as part of the track instead of the warning system they were designed for!
Asked in NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors, NASCAR

Who where the NASCAR car drivers -husband and wife?

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You may be thinking of Elton Sawyer and Patty Moise, who both competed in the Busch Grand National series in the 90's.
Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

How much money does the average Nascar pit crew member make a year?

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This question cannot be answered exactly, the info you would like is usually closed to the public, but the salary is determind by the amount of money from the sponcor, what the owner is willing to pay, and what the crew chief thinks the crew member is worth. There are several schools of thought and facts, many lessor teams average between $30,000 to $50,000, middle range teams $40,000 to $70,000, top teams $60,000 to $90,000, A few even more, but they are the best of the best. This is a hard question to give exactitudes, the team owner(s) and sponsors determine the wages for crew members, with great sponsors comes huge money.