List of NASCAR series

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NASCAR racing series[edit]

NASCAR has many different racing series that allow different types of racing with different types of race cars. Besides the three main series, the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR has many smaller series that are divided up by region.[1] These smaller series are not national weekly racing nor are they always televised. They are lower competition level racing for rookies, but many short-track veterans also compete in them as well. When rookies have enough success in these series they usually move up into bigger series like the Nationwide Series.

"Most of the drivers start out in smaller NASCAR series, such as a touring division or a weekly series. Other drivers have started out in ARCA and ASA (no longer in existence). If you've made it that far, you shouldn't have too much of a problem handling a car in the top 3 series." Answer by "Chris"-see reference[2]

List of NASCAR-sanctioned series[edit]

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This is a list of the NASCAR sanctioned series.

  defunct
  no longer NASCAR sanctioned
Series Former Names (current name if no longer NASCAR sanctioned) Divisions Number of Points Races Special Events Sponsor Inaugural Season (final season if defunct) Car Style Reigon/Nation
Sprint Cup Series Strictly Stock Series, Grand National Series, Winston Cup Series, Nextel Cup Series National 36 3 Sprint Unlimited (Budweiser Shootout), Sprint Showdown, Sprint All-Star Race Sprint 1948 Cup Car United States
Nationwide Series Late Model Sportsman Division, Busch Series National 33 0 Nationwide Insurance 1982 NNS Grand National Car United States, Canada
Camping World Truck Series SuperTruck Series, Craftsman Truck Series National 24 0 Camping World 1995 Race Truck United States, Canada
Goody's Dash Series Baby Grand Series, International Sedan Series, IPOWER Dash Series

Currently known as ISCARS Dash Touring Series

Single division 0 Goody's Headache Relief 1973 Sedan United States
Whelen Modified Tour Winston Modified Touring Series, Featherlite Modified Series Reigonal (North, South) 14 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach Whelen Engineering Company 1948 (1985 modern) Modified Stock Car United States
K&N Pro Series Camping World Series Reigonal (East, West) 27 2 Toyota All-Star Showdown, UNOH Battle at the Beach K&N Filters 1987 Pro Stock United States
Auto Zone Elite Series Currently known as SPEARS SRL Touring Series Reigonal (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest) 10 0 Auto Zone 1985 Late Model Stock Car United States
Whelen All-American Series Winston Weekly Racing Series, Dodge Weekly Series Reigonal (State, Track) Class (Car style) N/A 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach Whelen Engineering Company 1982 Various United States, Canada
Canadian Tire Series CASCAR Super Series National (Canada) 14 1UNOH Battle at the Beach(invitation only) Canadian Tire 2007 (1981 CASCAR) Late Model Stock Car Canada
Toyota Series Desafío Corona, Corona Mexico Series National (Mexico) 15 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach (invitation only) Toyota 2004 Late Model Stock Car Mexico, United States
T4 Mini Stock Series Mexico T4 Series Reigonal 12 0 none 2005 4-cylinder Mini Stock Car Mexico
Whelen Euro-series Euro Racecar Series International (Europe) 12 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach (invitation only) Whelen Engineering Company 2009 Late Model Stock Car Western Europe
Australian Touring Series AUSCAR National (Australia) 8 0 Budweiser/none 1989-2002 Australian Touring Car Australia
Legends Series Now part of U.S. Legend Cars International Reigonal (State/Province)  ? 0 none 1985-1993 Legend Car United States, Canada
International Touring International  ? Exhibition Events none 1982 Various United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-the-difference-between-nascar-sprint-series-and-the-national-series
  2. ^ [1], Racing information, Retrieved from Top Questions September 29, 2013

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