NASCAR Information

NASCAR Racing Rules

Similar to other sports, there are certain NASCAR racing rules that all drivers must follow. Racing is a dangerous sport. Drivers are racing at extremely high speeds alongside other vehicles. Drivers must also maintain control of the vehicle on curves. Crashes are common at racing events. Fortunately, the cars are equipped with safety features that limit a driver’s injury.

One NASCAR racing rule requires that all vehicles be routinely serviced. Seatbelts and steering wheels must meet NASCAR standard regulations. Cars must undergo a post race inspection. Vehicles are also subject to random safety checks. Racecars that do not pass inspection are not permitted to race.

NASCAR racing rules also require that all vehicles have fire control features. Fire extinguishers must be installed in all vehicles. Prior to racing, track officials must inspect all vehicles to make sure that the extinguishers are working properly. Drivers are required to wear fire resistant safety suits. In the event of the vehicle catching fire after a crash, the fire resistant clothing will protect the driver until he or she is removed from the burning vehicle. NASCAR also has strict rules against verbal abuse, fighting, and any other type of misconduct.

NASCAR officials hold racing rules in high regard. Penalties are enforced if a driver or track official violates any rule. Consequences for not following mandatory rules include driver suspension, probation, or race disqualification. In some instances, fines may be imposed. Drivers can be fined up to $500 for engaging in misconduct such as physical fighting or using obscene language. Any person found with illegal drugs may also be fined. Although NASCAR involves extreme driving, NASCAR officials will fine or disqualify a driver for driving too rough. Reckless driving could potentially cause a crash or injury to other drivers. Repeated warnings for irresponsible driving could result in a driver losing his or her NASCAR license.