To become a NASCAR driver, first, enroll in automotive training school. Acquire a NASCAR driver's license, and field a team and a car. Get a good team for the best chance of success.
In general, the top speed for most NASCAR cars is around 200 miles per hour. In April 2014, five NASCAR Sprint Cup teams achieved speeds over 217 miles per hour during Goodyear's tire testing event at Michigan International Speedway.
Some of the most popular NASCAR drivers in history are Bill Elliott, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kenny Wallace and Brad Keselowski are three-time winners of the Most Popular Driver Award, as voted by fans since 1956.
Experienced freight haulers interested in becoming NASCAR transport drivers should start with a smaller racing league such as the Automobile Racing Club of America to become experienced. Landing a job with a NASCAR team requires persistence, networking with existing NASCAR teams and a track record o
The top speed for most NASCAR cars is about 200 mph. NASCAR frequently tweaks the rules and regulations to adjust to the current conditions, which make the top speeds attained in each race slightly different. In January 2013, the fastest car at Daytona Beach reached over 206 mph.
Dale Earnhardt, Tony Roper and John Nemecheck are the last top-flight NASCAR drivers to die while racing. Kenny Irwin Jr., Rodney Orr and Neil Bonnett died during practice sessions.
As of 2015, the 43 starting positions for Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series superspeedway events at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway are determined by the posted lap times of two rounds. The top 12 drivers from the first round advance to the second and final round.
The NASCAR.com home page provides the official standings for drivers in the Sprint Cup Series, as of July 2015. Hovering the mouse over the Standings tab at the top of the page and selecting the Driver Standings section allows the user to access the list.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has a back tattoo of the painting on his helmet, including wings and his initials. Kasey Kahne, a Hendricks Motorsports diver, has the initials of his grandfathers tattooed on his arm. Danica Patrick has a lower back tattoo with the American flag and the NASCAR flag.
Forty-three drivers compete to determine the starting grid in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, as of 2015. The track length determines the qualifying format.