Correcting the 5 Biggest Misconceptions About NASCAR

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Correcting the 5 Biggest Misconceptions About NASCAR
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Sometimes, NASCAR fans have it rough. We try to explain why we're addicted to this fast-paced sport or try to convince others to give it a try, and nine times out of 10, our efforts are rewarded with a sideways glance or a simple shake of the head.

Although we're worn out by the constant back-and-forth with those who aren't fans, we never let it get us down because we know that NASCAR is a sport with a lot going for it (even if everyone else says that it isn't a sport). 

We know that NASCAR is more than left-hand turns. We know it is more than loud race cars "wasting" fuel and rubber. We know that this sport has made more progress than the stick-and-ball sports in the last 65 years. 

Still, there are some misconceptions that need to be cleared up nonetheless, and here are the five biggest misconceptions that still linger like a stigma over the NASCAR Nation's head.

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