A league of 'stock car' racing, more popular to hillfolk and rednecks. NASCAR vehicles are modified to the point of not even looking like cars. most NASCARS are pretty ugly too with all those colors...yehhck. dont ever give a Hotwheels NASCAR to a baby, they might mistakee it for candy.

Nascar racing requires almost no skill.
if you want real racing, try Le Mans. Corvette, Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Mercedes, Panaz, Viper... on mixed terrain tracks, with more than 1 turn, high speeds, and much cooler cars.
a Corvette C6.R or Mercedes Sauber C9 can chew up and crap out 10 NASCAR vehicles at once
#nas #car #nascar #lemans #hillfolk
by TigPuff June 29, 2009
Not a sport, but a league that sanctions stock car racing in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Stands for "National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing".

The league has its roots in the Prohibtion era when moonshiners would soup up their cars to outrun the police in the Southeastern United States. After prohibiton was repealed, these former moonshiners began racing each other in their souped up cars. In 1948, they founded the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) because they were tired of scrupulous promoters who kept ropping off fans and drivers. After a period of growth from the league's founding to the 1980s, the league began to grow outside the Southeastern United States thanks in part to TV ratings and a driver by the name of Jeff Gordon as well as legend Dale Earnhardt. However, the league took a huge blow when Earnhardt was killed in stock car racing's premeir event, the Daytona 500 in 2001. Today, the lauge is one of the more popular sports leagues in the United States and is beginning to grow fanbases in other countries.

The league has three major series and several regional series. The main three are the Camping World Truck Series (Formerly Craftsman Truck) which, as the name says, races pick-up trucks. The second is the Nationwide Series, which is the secondary series in NASCAR. The third is the Sprint Cup, which is the league's premeir divison, and where you'll see some of the best auto racers in the world. As stated prviously, the league also has two Canadian and Mexican series, which are the Canadian Tire Series and the Corona Series, respectively.

The league sanctions stock car racing. "Stock" cars are a type of race car that resembles a street car, hence the term "stock", compared to Indy and Formula 1 cars, which are open-wheeled racers. The four body types are: Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fusion, Dodge Charger and Toyota Camry.

One of the main (and stupid) criticisms of NASCAR is that it is not a sport. In a sense, this is correct. It is a league, a sanctioning body, like FIA. Stock car racing is the sport it sanctions. Saying that NASCAR is not a sport is silly. If you say that, then you will have to say that auto racing is not a sport, either. NASCAR racing involves strategy, including when to make a pit stop, which groove to take on the track and how to manage fuel and tires. Also, as some people have said on UD, going 3 g's in these cars takes a major toll on a person's body. The drivers are some of the most athletic people around.

Another dumb criticism is that it is "boring". It is almost a guarantee that anyone who says this has most likely never been to a race live and has only seen it on TV. Being at a NASCAR-sanctioned event is one of the most thrilling moments in anyone's life. You have not lived until you see a train of 43 cars roar past you either when the green flag waves or when they're simply passing by. TV just does not capture the excitement of being at a live race.

A legitimate criticism, however, is that there are too many oval races, which is somewhat valid. NASCAR does need to add more road course races to the Sprint Cup schedule. While the oval tracks range from 1/2-mile short tracks to 2 1/2-mile "superspeedways", road courses will liven the series up.

Another silly criticism of NASCAR is that it is only for rednecks. In reality, NASCAR has expanded outside its birthplace, the American Southeast, to areas around the United States, while at the same time remaining true to its roots. At the same time, the sport's fanbase has grown, as well. The fanbase is now diverse and includes people in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Canada, Mexico and even among whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians. There are also NASCAR fans in Europe. They're just not as known. Many people who do not identify as rednecks will tell you that they are proud NASCAR fans. In fact, the are driver in NASCAr who were born outside the United States, Juan Pablo Montoya being one example.

While this definition is a good defense of NASCAR, it is not perfect and one should simply look at the league's strengths before making a swift and foolish judgement. Anyone who wants to know more should go http://www.nascar.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASCAR
Only idiots who have never been to a race hate NASCAR. They really need to look into it more to rally see how good stock car racing is. It's better than formula 1, that's for sure!
#nascar #misunderstood #motor sport #racing #dale earnhardt
by BigD87 April 01, 2009
Nascar is just a word that stands for what it is.

Non
Athletic
Sport
Centered
Around
Rednecks
Bubba : Holy ****!

Johnny: What?!?!?

Bubba: He's making a left turn!

Johnny: Oh man! This is some wacked up ****!

Bubba: **** Nascar
#nascar #racing #redneck #beer #sport
by haydini February 15, 2009
Never Assume Southerners Can Actually Read
Joe was not well read, but man could he hold his own at the NASCAR preshow event. He won the drinking and sunburned event all from the comfort of his Budweiser jacuzzi that was strapped to the top of his tired hoopty.
#red neck #hick #white trash #southerners #dixie
by Jonathan Root February 03, 2006
A guy said that Nascar is a sport. Its not. He said its the best sport in the world. Its a lame excuse to allow hillbillies world wide to come together and watch a car go around a track 210 times. Its also a bad excuse to use up whats left of Americas oil supply and claim war of the middle east.
Man That Nascar is gay.
#nascer #sport #hillbilly #rocket #fast
by Brad Smegal November 25, 2005
A "sport" revolved around building cars and going in circles, ovals, whatever. The thing that makes NASCAR such a nonsport is that you use a fucking CAR. There is no specific talent that is required in NASCAR, you are depending on a CAR and you get mechanics to do that for you. So really all you are doing is driving for 6 hours. Woop dee doo, I've driven a car longer. Stop being a wuss.

If NASCAR is a sport then walking is a sport as long as it is in competition. After all you are exerting energy, using technique, and working out to keep in shape. So if you think walking is a sport. Then sure, NASCAR is a sport too.
"Damn, I missed lap 156-167, did I miss anything important?" "No, they are still doing the same thing that they were doing on lap 1-156."
by GardenState June 22, 2005
National
Association of
Stupid
Cracker
Ass
Rednecks
Please promote healthy interbreeding of the caucasian race by boycotting NASCAR.
by Hic January 25, 2005
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