As of April 17, 2014, Bill Elliott tops the list of fastest qualifying track records in NASCAR history, having driven 212.809 mph at Talladega in 1987. In that same year, he drove 210.364 mph at Daytona, earning NASCAR's second-fastest time.Know More
Elliott could hold his records for a long time. According to About.com, NASCAR has changed some rules over the past few decades in order to cut down on speeds and keep the drivers safe. A list of the fastest post-2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup race tracks indicates that drivers rarely top 200 mph anymore.
Michigan International Speedway tops the list of fastest current tracks, with Marcos Ambrose boasting the top recorded speed of 203.241 mph in June 2012. The second-fastest track is Daytona International Speedway, where Danica Patrick posted the fastest qualifying lap since 2000, racing at 196.434 mph to win the pole for the 2013 Daytona 500. Rounding out the list of the top five fastest current tracks are Texas Motor Speedway (Brian Vickers, 196.235 mph in 2006); Atlanta Motor Speedway (Ryan Newman, 194.690 mph in 2005); and Charlotte Motor Speedway (Elliott Sadler, 193.216 mph in 2005).Learn more about Pro Auto Racing
Fans of NASCAR can watch races online at sites such as ESPN, Livestream, NASCAR Online and NASCAR.com. Some sites just broadcast the races, while others offer other options as well.Full Answer >
NASCAR qualifying is the process that determines the placement of cars in the starting grid. Forty-three Sprint Cup Series drivers race over one to three rounds to set the starting order. The starting grid is set in groups. The number of qualifying rounds is based on the track's length.Full Answer >
NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, which is the primary authority for stock car racing in the United States. NASCAR was founded by a gas station owner and stock car racer named William H.G. France.Full Answer >
NASCAR RaceBuddy is a digital video service that places the viewer in multiple positions within the racing car and can be viewed using a computer, mobile device or tablet. NASCAR RaceBuddy includes multiple views of live HD camera feeds from within the car as well as real-time race data.Full Answer >