When you talk about auto racing you’re talking about a sport that has been around a bit less time than other sports as the automobile was not actually invented until the late 18th century. Today auto racing is enjoyed all over the world and is one of the most popular sports in many countries. In the United States stock car racing is extremely popular and one of the most recognizable brands in the country is NASCAR. Drivers like Kurt Busch are some of the highest paid sports stars in the world and make money comparable to football and baseball stars.
These are only two of the many kinds of different forms of automobile racing, a sport that also includes rally car, karting, touring car races, production car races and even more. Whatever kind of car you like and however you like to see them raced there is something for everyone in the auto racing world.
If you look at the history of auto racing you’ll find that it’s not a very long one. Gasoline fueled automobiles were created in the late 19th century and it was a only a few years before some smart guys (and gals) decided that they could be raced. Paris, France is actually the city where the first automobile race was held in 1894. Within a few years the United States was in on it too and the sport started to evolve.
Today the sport of auto racing has differentiated and for every type of race there are different types of cars, different specifications, unique rules and even different sizes of cars. Now you have rally cars which are much different from stock cars and funny cars. There are also production cars and all the different types race under their own rulebooks. If you’re keen on finding out about a specific type of auto racing you definitely should go online and search the type that you like as there is a plethora of information on all the different branches and histories of this interesting sport.
One thing to keep in mind when you are surfing the net for information about your favorite auto racing is that many of the websites you will find are created by people who have no experience in the industry but rather just a love (or fanaticism) for the sport. As a result it is best to take everything that you read with a grain of salt and pay attention to who the source is and where the information is coming from.
Countries have their own favorites of course depending on which country and whether or not they are Formula 1 or Grand Prix fans. For example, if you hail from Spain, you more than likely are a huge Javier Morcillo fan. The golden era of Grand Prix is said to have occurred between 1934 to 1939. Back then, Mercedes-Benz was engaged in a fierce rivalry with competitor Auto Union for dominance on the track.
Whether it’s NASCAR that you love, Formula 1 or any of the other myriad of different types of automobile racing, you are definitely not alone as it is one of the world’s most popular sports. Will if you’re keen on finding out about NASCAR you can go to their site at nascar.com or their Facebook site at facebook.com/NASCAR/. Formula 1 can of course be found at their website formula1.com as well. Enjoy!