Sport governing bodies similar to or like NASCAR

American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. Wikipedia

  • Sanctioning body for stock car racing that operated in the Southeastern United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Considered to be the most significant challenge to NASCAR's dominance of the sport; however it proved incapable of competing with the larger sanction, and closed down midway through the 1951 racing season. Wikipedia

  • ARCA Menards Series

    American stock car series, the premier division of the Automobile Racing Club of America . Considered a minor, semi-professional league of stock car racing, used as a feeder series into the three national touring series of NASCAR, and hosts events at a variety of track types including superspeedways, road courses, and dirt tracks. Wikipedia

  • Stock car racing

    Form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. American NASCAR, and its NASCAR Cup Series is the premier top-level series of professional stock car racing. Wikipedia

  • Jeff Gordon

    American former professional stock car racing driver, currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports. He raced full-time from 1993 to 2015, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in the former NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Sprint Cup Series (now called NASCAR Cup Series), and also served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in select races during the 2016 season. Wikipedia

  • Automobile Racing Club of America

    Auto racing sanctioning body in the United States, founded in 1953 by John Marcum. Ron Drager, who took over the position 1996 following the death of Bob Loga. Wikipedia

  • American motorsports executive who served from 1972 to 2000 as the chief executive officer (CEO) of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of the US-based stock car racing. He succeeded his father, NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. as its CEO. Wikipedia

  • Pro racing division of the Sports Car Club of America. Formed in 1963, the company is a fully owned subsidiary of SCCA. Wikipedia

  • IndyCar

    American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing. The organization sanctions five racing series: the premier IndyCar Series with its centerpiece the Indianapolis 500, developmental series Indy Lights, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship and the U.S. F2000 National Championship, which are all a part of The Road To Indy & the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup. Wikipedia

  • Modified stock car racing

    Type of auto racing that involves purpose-built cars simultaneously racing against each other on oval tracks. Early-on characterized by its participants' modification of passenger cars in pursuit of higher speeds, hence the name. Wikipedia

  • NASCAR Cup Series

    Top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing . Known as the Grand National Division. In 1971, when the series began leasing its naming rights to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, it was referred to as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series . Wikipedia

  • Grand-Am Road Racing

    Auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize road racing competitions in North America. The Rolex Sports Car Series, an endurance racing championship series. Wikipedia

  • ARCA Menards Series West

    Regional stock car racing series owned and operated by the Automobile Racing Club of America and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). First formed in 1954 as a proving ground for drivers from the western United States who could not travel to race in the more traditional stock car racing regions like North Carolina and the rest of the southern United States. Wikipedia

  • ARCA Menards Series East

    Regional stock car racing series owned and operated by the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Races are held at oval tracks ranging from 1/3 to(-) in length and on two road courses, 1.53 and 2.45 mi in length. Wikipedia


    The governing body for amateur and professional stock car racing in Canada. Established in 1981 by President Anthony Novotny, CASCAR boasted the highest level of stock car racing in Canada and sanctioned Canada's only national stock car racing series, the CASCAR Super Series. Wikipedia

  • Championship Auto Racing Teams

    Sanctioning body for American open-wheel car racing that operated from 1979 to 2003. It sanctioned the PPG Indy Car World Series from 1979 until dissolving after the 2003 season. Wikipedia

  • International Motor Sports Association

    North American sports car racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida under the jurisdiction of the ACCUS arm of the FIA. Started by John Bishop, a former executive director of SCCA , and his wife Peggy in 1969 with help from Bill France Sr. of NASCAR. Wikipedia

  • Provided as an overview of and topical guide to auto racing: Auto racing – motorsport involving the racing of cars for competition. Wikipedia

  • International Speedway Corporation

    Corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of motorsports race tracks. Founded by NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. in 1953 for the construction of Daytona International Speedway and in 1999 they merged with Penske Motorsports to become one of the largest motorsports companies in North America. Wikipedia

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

    Hall of fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to the sports of auto racing, motorcycle racing and motorized boat racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. Located in Lincoln, Alabama, United States, adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway. Wikipedia

  • Dale Earnhardt

    American professional stock car driver and team owner, who raced from 1975 to 2001 in the former NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most notably driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. The third child of racing driver Ralph Earnhardt and Martha Earnhardt, he began his career in 1975 in the World 600. Wikipedia

  • Auto racing

    Motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Auto racing has existed since the invention of the automobile. Wikipedia

  • USAC Stock Car

    The stock car racing class sanctioned by the United States Auto Club . The division raced nationally; drivers from USAC's open wheel classes like Indy cars, Silver Crown, sprints, and midgets frequently competed in races and won championships. Wikipedia

  • Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

    Hall of fame that honors motorsports competitors and contributors from the United States from all disciplines, with categories for Open Wheel, Stock Cars, Powerboats, Drag Racing, Motorcycles, Sports Cars, Aviation, At Large and Historic. Given to specialty categories including Off Road, Speed Records, Business and Technology. Wikipedia

  • The first stock car race sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing . Held on June 19, 1949 at the Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, the race comprised 200 laps on a 0.75 mi dirt oval. Wikipedia

  • Fireball Roberts

    American stock car racer. Born in Tavares, Florida, and raised in Apopka, Florida, where he was interested in both auto racing and baseball. Wikipedia

  • 2012 Daytona 500

    The first stock car race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Held between February 27–28, 2012 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, before a crowd of 140,000. Wikipedia

  • CARS Tour

    Stock car auto racing series in the United States. Sanctioned by the Championship Auto Racing Series and sponsored by Solid Rock Carriers. Wikipedia

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

    Pickup truck racing series owned and operated by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and is the only series in NASCAR to race modified-production pickup trucks. One of three national divisions of NASCAR, ranking as the third tier behind the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series and the top level NASCAR Cup Series. Wikipedia

  • Kasey Kahne

    American dirt track racing driver and former professional stock car racing driver. He last competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018, driving the No. 95 Dumont Jets/Procore Technologies Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing. Wikipedia

  • Robby Gordon

    American auto racing driver. He has raced in NASCAR, CART, IndyCar, Trans-Am, IMSA, IROC and Dakar Rally. Wikipedia


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