I went to dinner last night with my friend Lauren and her boyfriend Edward. The restaurant had a car race on the TV screen that was closest to our table. So I spent about an hour being distracted by these cars driving in a circle. I recall that someone here stated that NASCAR has a lot of strategy, What is it? Doesn't the fastest car win? This is a non-threatening thread, by the way. I am laying aside my criticisms of car racing in an attempt to understand it's appeal.