|Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
|Sport||Stock car racing|
Established in 1981 by President Anthony Novotny, CASCAR boasted the highest level of stock car racing in Canada and sanctioned Canada’s only national stock car racing series, the CASCAR Super Series.
Unlike NASCAR, which mandates the use of steel-bodied shells, CASCAR-approved cars consisted of fiberglass bodyshells covering custom-made tube-frame racing chassis. Also, where NASCAR had strict rules concerning body shapes (in order to maintain as much parity as possible among the approved models), CASCAR's rules tended to be more lax.
CASCAR events were held on short track ovals, permanent road courses, temporary road courses and street courses. NASCAR's schedule, on the other hand, heavily favored larger oval courses with the occasional permanent road course event, and has no street course events. In recent years, new additions to NASCAR schedules have tended to be 1.5-mile (2.4 km) oval tracks.
- "CASCAR enters agreement with NASCAR". CASCAR.com. Retrieved inaccessible on January 1, 2007.
-  Jim Cressman, London Free Press "NASCAR close to buying CASCAR", accessed January 1, 2007
- TSN.ca staff, "NASCAR launches series in Canada" September 12, 2006, Retrieved January 1, 2007
- CASCAR's official publication website
- NASCAR press release, September 13, 2006: NASCAR launches new race series in Canada
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