Yes, there have been several NASCAR races in recent years without 43 drivers. The Kentucky Speedway racetrack does not race 43 cars.
In a Nascar Cup and Nationwide Series race there are 43 drivers. In a Nascar Truck Series race there are 36 starting drivers.
There are 43 drivers that start a Nascar Cup Series race.
Because it's how they earn their living
In the Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, 43 drivers compete in each race. In the Nascar Camping World Truck Series there are 36 drivers.
43 drivers are in one Nascar Sprint Cup Series race.
No, they do not need a drivers license to drive a NASCAR race car.
The most drivers who could race in a NASCAR race is 43 right now. But back in the 40's and 50's it was about 60.
There are 43 positions in a Nascar Sprint Cup race.
Drivers get paid after every race.
There have been many drivers since Nascar started that have never won a race.
None. You have to lead the last lap to win a race.
No they do not.
A Nascar drivers pay is determined by how they do in the race. The drivers divide the purse with first and second place drivers being paid the most.
They simply hold it in, before the race the drivers usually take care of that.
NASCAR drivers usually stay out of the public eye behind the scenes before the race. Sometimes they are doing interviews, making sure they have been to the bathroom and talking to their friends, owners and pit crew.
No. It has happened in Indycars when Tom Sneva won the 1978 title without a race win, but never in NASCAR.
$250,000 usually if they win a race
Unlimited can qualify, but only 43 can race.
The drivers themselves aren't assigned car numbers. It's the team they race for that purchases the number from NASCAR.
Most Nascar drivers have a straw to the right of them, or inside their helmet. Mostly they drink water or their sponsors drink.
They currently have a set maximum number of 43 at every race.
Click on the link below to see the 2011 Nascar Sprint Cup Series drivers and their race teams.