Daytona 500 (NASCAR) – “Lightning McQueen” in real life

Unlike most unusual tournaments that host their most prestigious races in the middle or at the end of the season, NASCAR’s “The Great American Race” takes place first and is one of four important races of the whole series.

In addition, this race is also strictly controlled both in terms of safety and competitive factors. All vehicles are equipped with Restrictor Plate – a device that limits the vehicle’s air intake.

Currently, the Daytona 500 with its 500-mile race distance is the most attractive race in the USA.

Detailed information about NASCAR racing

In terms of competition, NASCAR racing cars are cars made in the United States and subject to limits that make their performance almost similar. Depending on the small tournament, the limits are a little different.

For example, the Sprint Cup (the race that most people think of NASCAR envisions it) will force the participating vehicle to maintain at least three components from the manufacturer including the bonnet, ceiling and trunk lid. The remaining details can be replaced. Even the headlights of the car can be removed and replaced with decal instead.

A special detail is that the whole tire must remain the same because the NASCAR allows the cars to collide during the race and if it is not there, the wheel contact with each other can cause catastrophes racetrack. In addition, each one must ensure the minimum size regulations (for example, 110-inch wheelbase.

NASCAR tires are usually flower-free, which makes them unable to run in the rain. Interestingly, most of the cars in this tournament use large V8 carburetors (producing an average of 750 horsepower). This is the change instead of the next generation assist technology exhaust filters. Besides, the silencer are removed to maximize the speed of exhaust from the engine.

Also, the cooling water pump, oil pump, power pump are redesigned. These changes help the cars operate at extremely high speeds and temperatures for a long time. NASCAR is the race that inspired the animation production in the name of Cars with the main character Lightning McQueen.