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NASCAR, which is an acronym for "National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing", is a form of motorsport which is quite popular in the United States of America.

Common Misconceptions

NASCAR vehicles cannot be reffered to as "Nascars". The proper way to use it in a sentance is with all capital letters, because it is an acronym.

The sport is often considered to be a dumbed-down form of motorsports. The oval racing allows the vehicle to be set up for just left turns, which makes the overall speed much higher than it would have been, and within regulations, the engines are nearly as advanced as Formula 1 engines.