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Glossary: NASCAR has a language all its own

Updated: February 11, 2011, 3:04 PM ET
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule

So you're a NASCAR newbie and get confounded by the terms motorsports analysts throw out like so many "marbles."

To help you get in good with the racing gurus you are now hanging with in front of the small screen on weekends, here are our 10 favorite terms:

Back marker: Racers certainly don't want to be a back marker, which as implied means they have fallen completely off the pace and are at or near the back of the pack.

Dirty air: ...

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