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#1 jd07fan29

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:33 PM

Hello Racefans!!!

Here are some of the basic rules of NASCAR so those that are new to the sport will have a better understanding of my broadcasts. I will break it down into various sections. If I miss anything, please feel free to add.

........................................................................Qualifying.....................................................................

The starting grid for all NEXTEL Cup races (save for the Daytona 500) is determined by a single-car qualifying session. Each team attempting to start is given the chance to make a two lap run (or one lap on road courses) with only the fastest lap counting towards their official time. The order in which the teams qualify is determined by a random draw. The top 35 teams in owner’s points (as opposed to driver's points) are guaranteed to start in the top 42 positions. The 43rd starting position will go to the most recent NEXTEL Cup champion not already in the race in what's known as the "Champion's Provisional". Former champions may use this no more than 6 times in one season. If there is no former champion using this provisional, the eighth fastest car not in the top 35 will start 43rd. If qualifying is rained out, the qualifying order is based upon the point standings of the drivers for almost all races. There are a couple of situations where it is based upon owners points.

..........................................................................Points.........................................................................

There are three ways points are awarded. 1. Where the driver finishes the race. 2. If the driver leads a lap. 3. If a driver leads the most laps.


Position Points
1st 185
2nd 170
3rd 165
4th 160
5th 155
6th 150
7th 146
8th 142
9th 138
10th 134
11th 130
12th 127
13th 124
14th 121
15th 118
16th 115
17th 112
18th 109
19th 106
20th 103
21st 100
22nd 97
23rd 94
24th 91
25th 88
26th 85
27th 82
28th 79
29th 76
30th 73
31st 70
32nd 67
33rd 64
34th 61
35th 58
36th 55
37th 52
38th 49
39th 46
40th 43
41st 40
42nd 37
43rd 34


If you lead a lap, you get 5 Points.

If you lead the most laps, you get 5 points

.................................................................Race or Go Home...................................................................

If you are a driver that is not in the top 35 in owners popints, you must qualify to get into the next race. You are racing for 9 spots. The top 9 go or go home drivers will race.


.....................................................................Pit Selection......................................................................

Pit selections is based upon where you qualify. Pole position gets to pick first and so on.

................................................................Race For the Chase................................................................

Currently, the top 12 drivers in points after 26 races will qualify for the Chase for the Cup. Points are changed to start at 5000 points each. Then 10 points are awarded to every driver in the chase that has won a race. If you win 6 races in the first 26 races, you would have 5060 to start off with.


.....................................................................Flag Meaning...................................................................

This is pretty basic but just in case.

Green - Drivers are allowed to race.
Yellow - Caution, Drivers need to slow down behind the pace car and the field is frozen.
White - One lap to go in the race.
Checkered - End of the race
Green/White/Checkered - Nascar will try this once if there is a caution at the end of the race. Laps are counted and could go more than the original lap count.
Red - All cars must stop.
Black - A driver must either go into the pits for a penalty or repairs or the laps will not count.


....................................................................Manditory Caution................................................................

If qualifying is rained out or Happy Hour, NASCAR will throw the yellow flag on a pre determined lap so the pit crews and make adjustments to the cars and inspect the tires. You cannot however fuel the car.



Well racefans, those are the basic rules during the race or to get into the race. If you want to know more about the tech inspection, deduction in points, or anything else not covered, please look at NASCAR.com

Thanks and enjoy the races

#2 OldOak

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:56 PM

Many thanks for that great explaination......I'm a little bit wiser now.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:57 PM

Many thanks for that great explaination......I'm a little bit wiser now.


Yeah same here - thanks Patrick!!! ;D/>

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:34 PM

Many thanks for that great explaination......I'm a little bit wiser now.



thanks for the information 8)/> 8)/> 8)/>

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:19 AM

One new change that is meaningful for this year. If you are not in the top 35 in points, when you qualify, you will qualify with others that are not in the top 35. Before, it was the luck of the draw as to when you qualified but to level the playing field, all drivers must qualify back to back after those already in the race qualifies.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

One more Flag

Blue with a white line- Leader is behind you, need to move over and let them by.

#7 Ang07

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:52 PM

One more Flag

Blue with a white line- Leader is behind you, need to move over and let them by.


Can I get one of those for my car? It would make traveling to work a lot easier....

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hey Ang you don't need a flag , just get a big Truck and Bump draft them into the wall and drive around them !!!! ;D/> ;D/> ;D/> ;D/>

#9 Ang07

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:39 PM

Hey Ang you don't need a flag , just get a big Truck and Bump draft them into the wall and drive around them !!!! ;D/> ;D/> ;D/> ;D/>



now Dave.. that is DERBY CARS.. not NASCAR... get it right!!! ;)/>

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

One more Flag
Blue with a white line


Thanks, for keep us updated
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

thanks for the update

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:31 PM

INTERESTING INFORMATION FOR A NOVICE LIKE I WHO ONLY CAN SEE THE RACES IN INTERNET :'(
THANK YOU
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