idiot trailer trash rednecks have given this thrilling form of racing a very very bad image. Nascar originated in the south and east but has grown extensively to the West. most modern day NASCAR drivers are not what you would call "rednecks"
Judging from most of these definitions, people need to get the facts straight about the whole purpose of Nascar. no, its NOT an "excuse for a bunch of cousin fuckin inbreds to expose their beer bellies and drink booze". and YES, it does take alot of talent to fight a 800 horsepower, 4 gear manual 10,000 RPM rear wheel drive stock car, finding traction with NO driver-forgiving computers (such as ABS or Traction control), through the corners fighting the bumps and wake turbulence of other drivers that are within 1 inch, going 4 wide at 200 mph.
Nascar is all about close, white knuckle racing. To the oval racing haters, it looks too easy. Nascar IS real racing. Road racing such as F1 is all about the driving. F1 drivers and NASCAR drivers have an equal amount of talent. But I have nothing against F1, as they can manufacture some of the fastest cars known on earth, but they must whore them out with driver forgiving aids.
consider this also. when they do races on road courses (Watkins Glen and Infineon) they have NO absolutely NO driver aids! they have to be twice as careful with the brakes, not to lock them up, and have to fight the rear end from giving out on the corners with no traction control devices. and no they do NOT drive "30 mph" like that idiot said. They do very very well throughout the course and do not crash. and since nascar is all about passing and racing close, they pass quite often.
Nascar is, and will never be understood or appreciated by non-fans. it is too stereotyped. if you are a fan of racing in general, do yourself a favor and watch a Talladega race sitting in the front row. you'll think twice.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Feb, 2004 - A top and upcoming contender in the Nascar Nextel Cup Series (formally the Winston Cup Series)
This is Bagwell after a flip in 2002. He is not dead in this pic, just fainted.
Casey Atwood (Busch Series) Daytona 1999
Talladega. October 1998.
Dale Jr. Flipping in his first Busch race
Flip in the Busch Series
Chad Little's John Deere Ford, rudely taken by Kurt Busch.
The Race at California Speedway!
Nascar of Talladega, Alabamo
Elliot Sadler's take off
Robert Pressley's wild ride in the 1997 Daytona 500
nascar goody's dash series flip..
Stupid White Redneck 2: Yup, sounds fun.