By Rich Foust
There are many forms of racing all over the globe, each having a unique personality making them special. NASCAR has a unique beauty that cultivates drivers as well as fans.
The beauty of NASCAR are their many divisions offering a ‘stairway’ to their top series, but also creating an environment for fan involvement at each level. Fans can watch a young driver come from local tracks in the Whelen, ASA, East and West coast series’ and advance to the elite Camping World Trucks, Nationwide and eventually the Sprint Cup Series’.
There is no other racing series that has so much diversity within its ranks, allowing talented drivers to start on 3/8 – and 1/4-mile local tracks in a small towns across the nation, and with luck and hard work, end up racing in NASCAR’s top division with the best drivers in the world.
While the basics are similar in NASCAR’s top-three divisions – technology of the race vehicles, rules structure of the teams and equipment – the Camping World Trucks, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series’ are as much dis-similar as they are similar.
As fans contemplate the start of the 2013 season, I will take a closer look at the differences in NASCAR’s top-three divisions and how they are special in there own right, with their own unique attraction for fans.