By J. Reinoehl on March 08, 2018
Do you know the difference between drafting and drag at the race track? Can you tell a spoiler from a splitter or a short pit from a wave around? If you know the answers to these questions, start your engines - and see if you have what it takes to earn a perfect score on this NASCAR slang quiz!
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing hosted its first race in Daytona, Florida on February 15, 1948. Eleven years later, 41,000 race fans showed up to watch the first Indianapolis 500. By the 21st century, NASCAR had become a multi-billion dollar industry, with millions of fans watching on TV and at racing venues around the world.
While there's plenty of diversity among NASCAR participants these days, there's one thing everything involved in this sport has in common - speed! From drivers who put the pedal to the metal at 200 miles per hour or more, to the pit crews that can service a vehicle in 12 seconds flat, there's nothing about this sport that's slow, and that includes the lingo.
At the track racers, announcers and pit crews have their very own language that allows them to keep moving at top speed and keep cars in tip-top condition. Think you can decipher this NASCAR lingo? Take our quiz to find out!