Racing - NASCAR Tickets
NASCAR remains one of the most popular sports in the United States, fueling the fire as the league’s fans proudly announce this is a sport not a fad. Millions of fans continue to arrive at race tracks across the country with NASCAR tickets to enjoy an all-day event watching near gravity defying cars take turns at 200 miles per hour.
The fans are always on edge, as those in more established professional sports leagues have tried to minimize the popularity and staying power of this auto race. Those on the outside only see an oval track and sponsors changing their support of a race or driver annually. Those people do not see what NASCAR fans see. The fans see drivers performing a task both meant to challenge speed and endurance. For these drivers are whipping around a track 300 laps a race, constantly challenging their bodies as G-forces do their best to tear the driver and the car apart. This is a race built on speed and skill, one that takes millions of dollars to make happen and one that entertains millions at the track and on television.
Currently the highest level within the ranks of sanctioned series for the league is the Sprint Cup Series. The series is 36 races long, with the first 26 being open to everyone with a sponsor and an acceptable qualifying time. The last 10 take the Top 10 drivers in the points’ standings and the next two drivers with the most wins and pits them in the Chase for the Championship. This is when drivers like Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon shine and show why they are superstars, especially in the South, where NASCAR originated.
The sport originated out of a culture that developed in Prohibition. The drivers now would then be drivers for bootleggers. Prohibition ended, but the discovery of speed and sometimes reckless driving did not. Thus, now an entire billion dollar industry has been cultivated and NASCAR tickets to see these events live are still a huge draw in the spring, summer, and fall.