::Stock car racing


Racing::stock    NASCAR::stock    Series::series    World::tracks    Engine::their    Track::public

{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}

Tony Stewart at Infineon Raceway in 2005

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. The world's largest governing body for stock car racing is NASCAR, and its Sprint Cup Series is the de facto premier series of stock car racing. Top level races are {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in length.

Average speeds in the top classes are usually 70–80% of comparable levels of open-wheel racing at the same tracks. Some stock cars may reach speeds in excess of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} at speedway tracks, and well over 200 mph on superspeedway tracks such as Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. These tracks have come to be known as "restrictor plate tracks", a name that is derived from the restrictor plate device that is designed to limit top speeds to approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} on such tracks.

Stock car racing sections
Intro  Stock cars  Early years  Golden age  Series  Career paths  Tracks  See also  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Stock cars