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''NASCARRacers'' is an animated show about racing between two NASCAR teams taken to the WackyRacing trope to the [[RuleOfCool coolest extent]]. It ran from 1999-2001, with 26 episodes.

Two rival NASCAR teams, Team Fastex and Team Rexcor, compete in futuristic races with one another on tracks with over-the-top technology in a new location almost {{once an episode}}. The first season focuses on the racing, but the {{backstory}} of each character is examined further and loose ends are tied up in the second season. Season two thickened the plotline and is considered when the show GrewTheBeard by some fans.

A lot of parallels can be drawn from this series to the new series ''{{Metajets}}'', it seems.
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'''Characters''':
* '''Team Fastex'''
** '''Jack Fassler''': The leader and owner of the team.
** '''Mark "Charger" [=McCutchen=]''': Follows in the steps of his father in racing, and {{the rival}} of Lyle Owen.
** '''Megan "Spitfire" Fassler''': [[TheSmurfettePrinciple The obligatory girl]], and a skilled driver whose adopted father Jack is the manager of the team.
** '''Steve "Flyer" Sharp''': Was injured in an accident where a barrel exploded in his face, and it has made him cautious in racing. Also a member of the U.S. Air Force.
** '''Carlos "Stunts" Rey''': Races for money to pay for his ill father's medical expense. Rexton hires a guy to steal money from him.
* '''Team Rexcor'''
** '''Garner Rexton''': The owner of the team. A greedy, dishonest man who will stop at nothing to win. He's aided by a [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg]] named Spex.
** '''Lyle "The Collector" Owens''': The star of the team, a ruthless and cruel racer who gets his nickname from arrogantly taking a part off of each car he passes.
** '''Hondo "Specter" Hines''': A sneaky guy who teams up with Zorina to crash other cars, who is easily led.
** '''Zorina''': An aggressive, cruel racer who teams up with Specter to race.
** '''Diesel "Junker" Spitz''': A clumsy [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] who trashes cars when racing.
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[[TheMerch Of course, there was also a toy line.]]
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!!Tropes used by the series:

* CombatPragmatist: Lyle.
* ConspicuousCGI
* {{Delinquent}}: Junker
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Spitfire]] takes one after [[spoiler:Rexton convinces her into believing lies about her past. She also makes a new team herself called "The Spitfires".]]
* FieryRedhead: Spitfire.
* HappilyAdopted: Jack adopted Megan and is a loving father.
* HollywoodCyborg: Spex.
* {{Jerkass}}: Definitely Lyle.
* MerchandiseDriven
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: A few extra characters.
* OpposingSportsTeam: Rexcor
* RuleOfCool
* TheMole: Lyle was this at the beginning as he was officially a Fastex driver but was spying on them for Garner Rexton.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There aren't a lot of women drivers in {{real life}}, though.
* StartMyOwn: Megan temporarily left Fastex to start her own racing team.
* ThickLineAnimation: The hand-drawn portion, at least.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* WackyRacing: It's set a future where NASCAR has evolved into a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' style event around grotesque dangerous tracks. Ironically, though, it's actually safer than real NASCAR, since all the vehicles have "rescue racers", an escape pod jettisoned in the event of a crash.
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