How Do Nascar Drivers Stay Cool? It’s Not What You Think

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‍As an observer, it’s easy to underestimate the physical demands placed on professional race car drivers. Beneath the high-tech helmets and fire-resistant suits, drivers contend with extreme temperatures that can soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This article explores the various techniques and technologies NASCAR drivers use to combat these conditions and remain cool under the … Read more

How many cars race in NASCAR? [1998-2023]

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So, how many cars are in a NASCAR race? Over the years, the number of cars in NASCAR has varied. In the 2020 Daytona 500, there were 40 cars, while before 2016, there were up to 43 cars.  Today, the NASCAR Cup Series has 40 cars in a race, with 36 charter teams and four … Read more

NASCAR vs. IndyCar – Differences from A to Z

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Did you know that the fastest speed hit by a NASCAR vehicle was recorded at 199mph, while IndyCar are known to reach 236mph? The longest NASCAR track is the Talladega Superspeedway (2.66 miles), while the longest track in IndyCar is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, spanning 2.5 miles. Why are there such differences? Let us explore … Read more

How much does a NASCAR car weigh? [Breakdown]

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In NASCAR races, weight and speed are enemies, yet friends! Oh, you get the “enemy” part, but why “friend”? It’s because a car with good weight distribution can get more downforce, which means better speed at corners. That leads to the most important question: How much does a NASCAR car weigh so that the car … Read more

NASCAR vs. F1: The Ultimate Showdown

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Did you know that the first NASCAR race was held in 1949, while the first Formula One (F1) race wasn’t until 1950? Nowadays, F1 races are typically watched by fans all over the world, while NASCAR races are popular only in certain regions of the United States. So why is F1 so much more popular … Read more

Everything you need to know about NASCAR pit stops

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“The amount of work and coordination that goes into a successful pit stop in NASCAR is astounding. In just a few seconds, the entire course of the race can be changed.” ~~Darrell Waltrip, three-time Cup Series champion. Pit stops are one of the most important aspects of any NASCAR race. They can make or break … Read more