Despite what Americans will tell you, it pales in comparison to Formula 1.

They will try to say that Nascar is better because it has more races, but if they bothered to think first they'd realise that F1 is a World Championship, meaning lots of travel that takes up time. Nascar is confined to America and they don't have to travel far to get to the next race.

Nascar is also very unpopular outside America, someone here said it's getting popular all over the world including Ireland which is a complete lie. It's not shown on any TV channels in Ireland, it gets absolutely NO media coverage and is widely regarded as the laughing stalk of motorsport outside of USA.

They'll also say things like "I'd like to see you drive one at 300kph!". Well F1 cars can go over 370kph on road courses despite over 10 tonnes of total aerodynamic and mechanical downforce, and if you've seen the Monaco GP you'd know how skilled the drivers are to race at over 300kph with metal barriers right next to the track.

If they put F1 cars on an oval they'd be around the 400kph mark. In testing at airstrips they have been over 500kph before, the sorts of speeds top-fuel dragsters do and yet F1 cars have normally aspirated engines, no super or turbochargers, no ABS, no launch control, massive restrictions on aerodynamics and tyres and so on.

F1 is also the richest and most watched sport in the world, the teams spend a combined total of over $2.5 billion per year developing the cars and still make a profit from the sport. It's also watched on TV by an average of 2.5 billion people per race.

They'll also say that races are won at the start and there's no passing, which is total BS. People who say this are just proving how little they know about F1 because there's passing at every race, including the Monaco GP.

So all these idiots who think Nascar is the best are in denial, F1 is ahead in every area.
Rough costs of F1 teams combined (in American dollars):

Wind Tunnel Operation (wind tunnels run 24 hours a day, they never stop developing the aero of the cars): $70,210,000
Car Manufacturing costs: $20,110,000
Research & Development: $175,680,000
Operating cars at tests: $359,680,000
Team Salaries: $313,640,000
Engine budgets: $1,087,500,000
Driver Salaries: $141,100,000
Travel and Accomodation: $82,880,000
Corporate entertaining: $54,150,000
Operating cars at races: $232,060,000
Final cost: $2,537,010,000
Remember, they still make a profit, that's how popular F1 is around the world. Nascar sucks.
by i speak the truth. ­ June 27, 2009
The most underrated sport that receives so much unnecessary hate. Ignorant fucks who pee sitting down believe that Nascar is not a sport because it requires no physical strength and is as easy as turning left. these imbeciles are terribly wrong as drivers experience so much mental stress as well as physical exhaustion and experience a rush not present in any other sport; not mentioning that the drivers are fucking insane and have balls the size of Jupiter with each testicle weighing in at about 554554 megatons respectively. Racecars are no where near as similar as every poorly built street car and jackasses insist that any Nascar racecar is your typical Sunday beach cruiser. Yes the races can be extremely slow and boring but it is commonly found more amusing than 90 minutes of a scoreless soccer game or fishing. Nascar started in the blue collar South, thus dubbing every person associated with Nascar as an "inbred redneck". A hefty majority of the sport is definitely hickish, however, most of the drivers are studs who have hotter wives than any NFL player including a few who have college degrees. Stating that Nascar is not a sport is identical to stating that golf is not a sport based on the fact that your ignorant ass can't pick out the physical and mental demands present in both sports.
Preston Teabag the Third: "nascar is so easy i bet anyone can do it"
Nascar fan: "Why don't you hop in and try?"
Preston Teabag the third: *hops in* "which one is the gas and why are there three pedals?"
by Dunkleblake April 15, 2014
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. It is the fastest growing motorsport sanctioning body in the world, and has divisions in the US, Canada, Mexico, and now Europe. It is commonly used as the object of bigotry by many people, claiming only trashy southern people watch and compete in it and that the cars only make left turns. NASCAR competes on a wide variety of ovals and a handful of lengthy road courses in its top-two divisions, and the majority of incoming drivers that are hired into the Sprint Cup Series actually come from the north in this day and age. Contrary to popular belief, auto racing is very physically demanding,with a driver typically losing 10 pounds during a race. It also does require skill, and even road course racing veterans experience difficulties on ovals when they crossover to NASCAR.
1st guy: Hey, did you watch the NBA last night?

2nd guy: Nah, I was watching a great NASCAR race.

1st guy: Why do you watch a bunch of rednecks in cars make left turns?

2nd guy: Why do you watch a bunch of black guys in shorts run back and forth?
by Firehawk2410 June 18, 2012
WE'RE TURNING LEFT!!!!
southern accented nascar driver:

WE'RE TURNING LEFT!!!!
by potweedope October 18, 2008
A so-called sport in which the most physical activity involved is turning the steering wheel left for four hours. That's all there is to it, no skill whatsoever. And if the driver turns right, a crash occurs.

Highly favored by the lower class redneck person, who would rather spend his tax return on getting into the Daytona 500 and watching rednecks drive their billboard-cover cars in an oval than buy some decent clothing for his/her family.
Hey Darrell! Quit duct taping the whole damn porch down and watch some NASCAR with us!
by Deathgrind > you December 05, 2007
A bunch of cars go counter-clockwise in a circle seemingly endlessly, except for the 2 or so road courses. The shittiest excuse for racing in existence.
Who the hell would watch NASCAR instead of real racing like F1 or WRC
by pro-nun-see-A-shun June 19, 2003
The Redneck Mofia;
Watching a NASCAR race does for a white trash family in Tennessee what watching The GodFather Part II did for a lower-middle class Italian family in the Bronx in the late 70's.
by Miss Mk August 01, 2007

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