Why are there 43 cars in every NASCAR race?

Answer In NASCAR, almost all events have 43 competitors on the starting grid. Prior to 1997, NASCAR's starting fields ranged from 32 to 44 cars, depending on the size of the track. In 1997, NASCAR officia... Read More »

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How many cars race in NASCAR?

For the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series, which are the top-two competitions in NASCAR, there is a 43-car limit for each race. A race can be run with fewer cars, but 43 is the maximum al... Read More »

How fast do NASCAR race cars go?

The speed of NASCAR race cars varies depending on the size and configuration of the track. In NASCAR, tracks range in size from 0.526 miles to 2.66 miles in length. At Talladega, the largest oval t... Read More »

What is the mininum number of cars in a Nascar race?

Since 1997, the standard amount of cars in a NASCAR race is 43. NASCAR official Kevin Triplett said on, "There is no magic number when it comes to starting fields." While the standard is... Read More »

What is the minimum number of cars in a nascar race?

There is no minimum number of cars for a NASCAR race, although there are very few races with fewer than the maximum limit--which is 43, as of June 2010--because of the rewards involved. Certain rac... Read More »