Top 10: reasons why NASCAR is awesome [SLIDESHOW]

There is nothing more awesome than fast cars, Budweiser and America.

Conveniently enough, there is an oasis where all these things can be found, and it’s called NASCAR.

Car races are kind of like the modern-day horse race. Both involve transportation vehicles that go around a race track. One just goes a hell of a lot faster than the other.

So Kentucky Derby fans: Figure it out.

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  • ...and America. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
  • More fans that think died mohawks and their driver's number is a good idea.(John Tully/Monitor Staff)
  • Explosions that look like this. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/NASCAR via Getty Images)
  • Obnoxious hats like this. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Drivers, who just don't give a hoot. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
  • The glorious and massive race tracks like this. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
  • Fans who care enough to shave a mohawk and die their hair, like so. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Fans in cowboy hats and drinking malt liquor. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Fans' trailers decorated like this.  (John Tully/Monitor Staff)
  • Fast cars. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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