The key to the large half mile of Eldora is to keep the car as straight as possible in order to keep your momentum up. Try not to let the car get overly sideways through the corners. Once the track starts to get slick the line will really start to move around, and this is where things get fun. Try to avoid slick spots. If you can do this and still keep your momentum up then you will be fast. Once the track gets completely slick from top to bottom, then it becomes who can run the top the best.