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NASCAR racing seriesEdit

NASCAR has many different racing series that allow different types of racing with different types of race cars. Besides the three main series, the Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Gander Outdoors 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 Xfinity 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 seriesEdit

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This is a list of the NASCAR sanctioned series.

  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 Region/Nation
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Strictly Stock Division, Grand National Division, Winston Cup Series, Nextel Cup Series, Sprint Cup Series National 36 4 Advance Auto Parts Clash, Can-Am Duel, Monster Energy Open, Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Monster Energy 1948 Cup Car United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series Late Model Sportsman Division, Busch Series, Nationwide Series National 33 0 Comcast 1982 NNS Grand National Car United States
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series SuperTruck Series, Craftsman Truck Series, Camping World Truck Series National 24 0 Gander Outdoors 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 Regional (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 Regional (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 Regional (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 Regional (State, Track) Class (Car style) N/A 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach Whelen Engineering Company 1982 Various United States, Canada
NASCAR Pinty's Series CASCAR Super Series(1986-2007)Canadian Tire Series(2007-2015) National (Canada) Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario
Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia
14 1 UNOH Battle at the Beach(invitation only) Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc. (1986) (2007 modern) Late Model Stock Car Canada, United States (inaugural year 2018)
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 Regional 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
Igloo Sportsman Challenge Grand Sportsman Division National ? 0 Igloo 1989-1996 Former Winston Cup/Busch Grand National cars United States
International Touring International ? Exhibition Events none 1982 Various United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Australia

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-09-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1], Racing information, Retrieved from Top Questions September 29, 2013