Looking to see your favorite driver go around an oval track at over 200 mph this year? Then you have come to the right place! The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series is the highest level of professional stock car racing in the world. NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) early years featured drivers like Junior Johnson and Richard Petty and tracks were located in small towns and even on the beach (Daytona). Today’s NASCAR features drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch and race in large arenas like Daytona International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway. Fans today rush to buy NASCAR tickets each and every year to get the best seats at their favorite track. NASCAR has become one the fastest growing sports in American history.
Races nowadays are all day or sometimes all weekend events. NASCAR fans spend thousands of dollars each weekend to attend the main race, the Nationwide Saturday race, camping, food and beverage, among other amenities.
In 2004, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, formally known as the NEXTEL Cup Series and Winston Cup Series, introduced a new scoring system to determine the champion of that season. Drivers accumulate points during each race, and after 26 races, the top twelve advances to participate in the “Chase for the Championship.” During the final ten races, these twelve drivers battle it out to be crowned champion. As commonly called, “The Chase”, tickets sell out quickly as it features the best of the best the NASCAR season has to offer.