Auto Racing

Road-legal racing that takes place in a modified-production car or a hand-built car. Races are point-to-point rather than on circuits; they can have several stages and can be won by time, speed, and/or both. This category includes drivers, teams, cars, point standings, and more.

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NASCAR
NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

What does NASCAR mean?

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.

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Formula One

Who is the smallest formula 1 driver?

Anthony Hughes

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Power Steering
Auto Racing
Formula One

Do formula 1 cars have power steering?

As per the Formula 1 website 2012/08/04: " Power steering systems are allowed, but these must not be electronically controlled or powered. Four-wheel steering is forbidden. The car's steering wheel, steering column and steering rack all have to pass an FIA impact test."

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Formula One

What happens if formula 1 drivers champion ship is a tie?

If there is a tie, the driver that has won the most races in the year is named the champion.

If there is a tie for number of wins, the driver with the most second place finishes is named the champion.

If there is a tie for wins and number of second place finishes, the driver with the most third place finishes is named the champion.

The tie breaker rules work their way down the finishing order until the tie is broken.

Going into the final race of the 2010 F1 season, Fernando Alonzo has 5 wins and 246 points, Mark Webber has 4 wins and 238 points, and Sebastian Vettel has 4 wins and 231 points. Incredibly, it is possible that all three drivers could be tied after the final race in Abu Dhabi.

For example ...

If Alonzo finishes 5th and gets 10 points, Webber finishes 2nd and gets 18 points, and Vettel wins and gets 25 points, all three drivers would end the season with 256 points.

The first tie breaker would be number of wins. Alonzo and Vettel would have 5 wins and Webber would have 4 wins so Webber would be eliminated and Alonzo and Vettel would still be tied.

The second tie breaker would be number of second place finishes. Alonzo and Vettel both would have 2 second place finishes so they would still be tied.

The third tie breaker would be number of third place finishes. Alonzo and Vettel would both have 3 third place finishes so they would still be tied.

The fourth tie breaker would be number of fourth place finishes. Alonzo would have 2 fourth place finishes and Vettel would have 3 fourth place finishes. Alonzo would be eliminated and Vettel would be named world champion.

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NHRA

What does sandbagging means in drag racing?

It means that a driver gets way ahead of the other car, and lets off of the throttle before the finish line, thus running a slower time, than capable. The advantage is a quicker car, racing a slower one.

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American Cars
Auto Racing
Sprint Car Racing

What is the fastest car made in the United states?

the fastest car made in america is the SSC Ultimate Aero supercar

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Auto Racing
Formula One

Who was the heaviest Formula 1 driver?

Charlie Dudloey

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Celebrity Fan Contact Information
Gordon Brown
Zayn Malik

Does Robby Gordon have an email address for fans?

Click on the 'Robby Gordon Fan Club' link on this page to go to his website.

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Cars & Vehicles
Auto Racing

What colour cars go the fastest?

black or red because those are the most common colors in sports cars

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Auto Racing
Formula One

How much does a race car clutch cost?

Average road racing clutches range anywhere from $350 to $600+. These clutches differ from drag racing clutches though. And the average F1 clutch style ranges from $500 to well over $1000 without a flywheel going with it.

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NASCAR

What was the longest time of a NASCAR race?

Most likely the Coca-Cola 600 which can lasts 4+ hours.

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NASCAR

Who was the first black female race car driver?

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.

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Cars & Vehicles
Auto Racing
Formula One

What English race car driver had a car named after him?

Graham Hill did set up his own racing team called Hill racing the year before he died in 1975.

(Bruce McLaren was from New Zealand by the way).

Frank Williams was previously a racing driver, he currently runs the Williams F1 team.

3 Time F1 world Champion Jackie Stewart previously ran the Stewart F1 team

Ken Tyrrell was a British Formula 2 racing driver who previously ran the Tyrrell F1 team

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NHRA

Why do dragsters have large back wheels?

they are wide and tall for traction, higher and wider tires increases the tire patch(foot print in contact with the track).

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Auto Racing
Formula One
Jokes and Riddles

What do race Car Drivers Like to do?

They like to "xlr8"

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Racing
Auto Racing
Formula One

How tall is Sebastian Vettel?

5 ft something.

He's not that tall.

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Formula One

Who owns formula one?

Bernie Ecclestone

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NASCAR

When and where was NASCAR started?

The sanctioning body began in December 1947 in Daytona.

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Cars & Vehicles
Auto Racing

What is the fastest speed for a desert car?

if this helps 175 in salt flats. broken by a corvette driven by Jeremy clarckson

Additional answer

But the answer above does not contain the units. So what is 175? kph, mph, light years per century?

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Formula One

How many Australian's have won the formula 1 driver's championship?

Through the 2009 F1 season, 2.

Jack Brabham in 1959, 1960, and 1966 and Alan Jones in 1980.

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Auto Racing

What is the NASCAR Winston Cup Series now called?

It is now called the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.

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Formula One
Rally Racing

What countries are Formula 1 races held at?

For the 2011 season, F1 Grands Prix will be held in: Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, China, Turkey, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, Brazil.

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How did auto racing originate?

It was inevitable. Once passenger cars were invented, they wanted to see wich car/driver was faster than the other and competed. The 2nd car was built and the 1st guy said my car is faster. The second car was built. You can learn all about the history of auto racing here: http://autoracing.about.com/cs/beginners/a/Historyart1.htm dont forget the 1st guy said my cars faster+ Racing started when moonshiners wanted to get their cantraband liquors to the customer as fast as possible. So naturally moonshiners started to compete with each other to see who could deliver their goods the fastest. Then slowly they stopped racing on the dirt road and onto dirt tracks for extra money. The rest is history. They are all correct answers,the most is the moonshine answer,but i can take it one step farther when you say "THEY" well "THEY"(moonshiners) were what we (America) know today as southerners,but some of us know them as the (Ulster-Scots)a.k.a Ulster-Scotch/a.k.a the Scotch-Irish a.k.a the Ulster men a.k.a the people with out a country a.k.a "The Irish your mom never told you about"lol research now shows us that these are the people from North Ireland you came here in mass numbers and tis the reason the South has their own language (southern Drawl) or what ever you want to call it!but at any sence the south and everything about it is greatly influenced by the Ulster-Scots,and you can search any of the names i gave you and find many informations about the people from the south cheers Al

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Auto Racing
Formula One

How many race wins has Mark Webber had in his career?

Mark Webber has had a total of 7 race victories. Two victories and 2009, four in 2010 and one in 2011.(Germany 09,Brazil 09, Spain 10, Monaco 10, Britain 10, Hungary 10 and Brazil 11).

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Auto Racing

What are those striped curbs called on car race tracks?

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!

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