NASCAR Explained in Infographic

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

As the second most popular sport in America, someone from outside the country might assume that most people understand Nascar. Unfortunately, there are still quite a few of us who happen upon a race while channel surfing and see little more than a lot of left turns and the occasional explosion.

Quicken Loans is hoping to change that by releasing an infographic to tackle the motorsport ignorance that plagues so many Americans. Nascar is America’s televised sports holy grail second only to the NFL, and this famous yet complicated sport packs a lot of information into one race.

The tracks, the drivers, the rules and oh good God those ambiguous flags — with all that in motion it’s no wonder some people have trouble keeping up. With the NASCAR season well underway, you might have already found yourself wondering what it all means. If you fall under that category, scroll down and read through the visual explanation. It’s much easier than having your uncle Earl explain it after he’s got beer breath.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • Insurance Hunter Insurance Hunter on Aug 06, 2012

    There is no doubt thatNASCARis a very popular form of racing. Thisinfo graphicdefinitelymakes this clear. What is impressive in that the average stock car has an engine that is 850 horse power, which is significantly more power then street legal cars. Can you imagine how much you would have to pay for car insurance if you have an 850 horse power car?