Celebrating NASCAR celebrities, drivers, media, and corporate partners associated with it, NASCAR Day is observed on the third Friday of May every year.
|2022||20th May||Friday||United States|
|2023||19th May||Friday||United States|
|2024||17th May||Friday||United States|
Why NASCAR Day?
The NASCAR event is very popular, happening every 10 months to the delight of all racers and fans around the world. This iconic race has been in existence since the early 20th century when Alexander Winton and Ransom Olds raced against each other at the racing track of Daytona Beach. The race has gained attention from all over the world, will millions tuning in to watch the race. This has also led to incredible sales of collectibles from sponsors and other companies associated with NASCAR. And the popularity of the event has made it possible for the sponsors to run a charity event, the NASCAR Day to help children across the world.
How can we observe NASCAR Day:
If you are a fan of NASCAR and racing, then you would love to spend this day most memorably.
- You can kick start the day by getting to know more about NASCARs, the current champions, the event details, etc.
- On this day, the NASCAR Foundation also organizes many events like meet and greet with top drivers, bumper-to-bumper racing, raffles, etc. You can take part in these events, show your support and also meet some of the brilliant drivers off the track.
- Watch a NASCAR event live this year! Read about the event and familiarize yourself with the information to get the complete experience of watching the race.
- You can have a small get-together at your place or an event watching a NASCAR race with your friends and family. Include some fun betting and it could be a memory you would love to revisit anytime.
- NASCAR Day is all about raising funds for child welfare and if you can contribute to the cause, that would be the best way to spend the day. Donate to the cause or other causes if you want.
- Share information about this day on your social media and spread awareness among the masses about this day and how you enjoyed it with #NASCARDay.
Interesting facts about NASCAR Day:
Some interesting and informative facts about NASCAR, the timeline of the evolution of this racing event, etc. to know on this day.
- There were 15 records set by the Daytona Beach race between Alexander Winton and Ransom Olds between the years 1905 and 1935.
- For those who are unfamiliar, NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.
- While the most popular racing event is held in the US, stock car racing also takes place in Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
- There are nearly 1500 races endorsed by NASCAR spread across 100 tracks every year.
- It was in the mid-2000s when NASCAR decided to provide a wide cockpit and car ceiling allowing the drivers to have maximum safety while driving. This was after many cases of injuries and deaths on the track.
- A change was made to the rules in NASCAR in 2011, which allowed drivers to participate in only one of the touring championships. There are a total of three championships conducted every ten months.
- The Dodge Charger Daytona was so powerful giving its driver a competitive advantage on the track that it was banned from use in NASCAR.
- There are as many as 400 to 500 miles in an event of NASCAR and you can expect as many as 200 laps.
- If you think driving upside down is impossible and is meant only for movie stunts, watch until you see a race car. After a certain speed, a race car can be driven upside down.
- A race car can reach as much as 300mph in only three seconds and to achieve higher speeds, it would need as much as 80 gallons of fuel.
- The heat generated by an F1 race car is so high that it can easily melt aluminum and some.
History of NASCAR Day:
It was in the year 2003 when the first NASCAR day was observed and it was initiated by the NASCAR Foundation. NASCAR foundation works toward raising funds for the welfare of children while also honoring and commemorating the people associated with the NASCARs. While we explore the history of the day, it is also worthwhile to know that the history of NASCAR dates back to 1948 when Bill France Sr., found it. But there have been races conducted before that in Daytona Beach between the years 1905 and 1935.