Nascar Races: Hot Tips to Car Racing


 Nascar Races: Hot Tips to Car Racing

Nascar is one of the most popular types of racing, but it can be hard to know what's actually going on. Here's a peek at what you need to know before you hit the track.

Before we get into any racing tips, it's important to understand how Nascar races work: there are four kinds of races: straight-up elimination, team race, heat race and duel. In each case, drivers will have a set amount of time (usually between 10 and 15 minutes) in which they have to complete a number (between 4 and 8) laps around the track. The driver with the fastest overall time wins that particular race. That's important to remember when looking at the tips.

The most important races (as far as we're concerned) are the elimination races. In these races, every driver will start out on the track at the same time. As they run their laps, the first place finisher will cross the finish line and everyone else will be "knocked out" of that race. Once a driver is eliminated, they'll move into an area called "pit row," where drivers wait for their next race. This continues until only the fastest car is left, which wins.

The winner of each elimination race then advances to a final race called the "Championship Race." This is where you really want to be. The championship race is sometimes another elimination format and sometimes it's just one long track against an opponent (who you should try to pass as many times as possible).

Okay, so you know a little about how Nascar races work. But how do you get better at the game? Follow these tips to raise your Nascar IQ.

The first thing you need to know is that speed is not everything. Sure, it's important to keep your car as fast as possible, but there are many other things that are just as important if not more. Keep an eye on fuel and tire management, since you never want to run out of either of those things during a race. You'll also need to watch out for overheating. The tires can get awfully hot, especially when you're tense and concentrating on the course. Eventually your engine will overheat and you'll burn out or even destroy your engine. So keep an eye on your engine temperature gauge and make sure you're not overheating.

Of course, you'll want to speed around the track as fast as possible, but don't rely on that alone. Keep a close eye on your competition as well so you know when they are slowing down or making a move.


Those are a few things to keep in mind when playing Nascar. Just try to remember that speed isn't everything and you'll do just fine. Good luck racing!

Sharon C. Cook is a freelance writer with degrees in web design and DBMS management. Her interests include video games, travel and sport -- particularly football, rowing and cycling. Read more about Sharon Cook at . Then you can track her down on Google+ or Twitter , since she is also interested in finding out more about social media as well as writing as often as possible.

Post a Comment