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Top 10 Essential NASCAR Facts and Statistics

We’ve put up a top 10 essential Nascar facts and statistics list, so that you will understand all of the important things about the great sport Nascar.

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1. Basic NASCAR facts for beginners.

Nascar is the main body for stock car racing in the United States. NASCAR showcases three national series a year: NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, which that genre of sporting is for trucks only. Majority of stock car races take place on oval asphalt tracks. The distance of race tracks can range from 4.048-mile in the Xfinity Series and .526-mile to 2.66-mile in the Cup Series.

2. NASCAR historical stats show that the first Daytona 500 was in 1959.

The first Daytona 500 took place on February 22, 1959. It took over 2 days, exactly 61 hours to announce a winner by a photo finish. Lee Petty, also the father of Richard Petty, was announced the first winner of the Daytona 500.

The race symbolizes the beginning of the season and is the most popular race on the calendar

3. Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race, in 1963, NASCAR facts show.

December 1, 1963, located at the Jacksonville Speedway, Wendall Scott defeated Buck Baker. He then became the first African-American to achieve a premier series.

4. NASCAR history started in December 1947.

On December 14th, 1947, Bill France., a mechanic and auto shop owner, grouped together people in a meeting, and the creation of NASCAR was born.

France then became the first president and a huge part in growing the sport that following year.

5. The first “Strictly Stock” race was in 1949 according to NASCAR statistics.

The “Strictly Stock” race was held in Charlotte, NC, with 13.000 fans cheering the racers on.

Jim Roper was reported as the winner and won the $2.000 prize, after Glenn Dunnaway was first announced the first winner but was disqualified for using illegal rear springs.

6. NASCAR'S history shows the first flag-to-flag live coverage was in 1979.

On February 18, 1979, The Daytona 500, symbolizes the start of the live reporting of NASCAR, Richard Petty coming close to an accident and a fight with other drivers in the infield grass.

7. Richard Petty’s 200 wins make him the winningest driver, NASCAR statistics show.

In the 34 years Richard Petty has raced, he has won 200 races, which nearly doubles David Pearsons number two spot with 105 wins. The number three spot is Jeff Gordan with 93 wins.

With the active drivers we have today, Kyle Busch NASCAR Statistics reveal that he is one of the top drivers with 59 wins.

8. According to NASCAR driver statistics, Danica Patrick holds multiple female driver records.

Danica Patrick is the most popular female NASCAR driver in recent years. She became the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup Series pole in 2013. She also holds the record for most top 10 finishes by a female driver, with seven.

Unluckily, she has never won a NASCAR race.

9. Fun facts from NASCAR state that not all tracks are completely the same.

Separate from the popular understanding, not all of the tracks are the same. Tracks that are less than one mile long are called short tracks, and ones over one mile long are called speedway or intermediate. Tracks that have differences with their size and speed regulators are called Superspeedways, those two tracks are at Daytona and Talladega.

10. The longest track is the Road America in Wisconsin according to the NASCAR statistics database.

The longest track on the NASCAR Calendar, It's a road course, and it measures 4.048 miles long. This track is located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

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