Stock car racing is probably one of the most popular and hit kinds of racing all around the world. There’s nothing more thrilling and satisfying than seeing cars that are speeding to hit the finish line first. Its even more exhilarating in seeing cars bump to each other, drifting when taking a turn, and even crashing to other cars or on the side road. However, it is also important to know more all about this sport than to just enjoy every part of it. In this article, we will take a look on everything about stock car racing.
What is Stock Car Racing?
Stock car racing is a kind of automobile racing that is a hit on large parts of the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Brazil. They are usually run on oval tracks that has a length of about a quarter to three miles.
What Manages Stock Car Racing in the Whole World?
The largest governing body of stock car racing in the whole world is the American NASCAR or the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. The most anticipated series of professional stock car racing is NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.
How Fast Can These Stock Cars Run and Where are the Usual Locations of Stock Car Races?
Stock cars that are the top of its level can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. Ultra fast speeds like this can be possible if the races would be held at speedway or superspeedway tracks such as the Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Florida, or at the Talladega Superspeedway at Lincoln, Alabama.
This ultra fast speed can be very possible as the best stock cars has engines that can produce power of up to 900 horsepower. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series requires cars to have power outputs ranging from 750 to 800 horsepower.
What is the Speediest Stock Car in Record?
The fastest stock car so far has reached 244.9 miles per hour or 394.1 kilometers per hour. This has been achieved by the renowned American stock race car driver Russ Wicks while doing a race with a 2007 model of a Dodge Charger that has been built based on NASCAR’s specifications in October 2007 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
How Does the Car Look Like?
Stock cars that are built based on NASCAR’s specifications usually have a front engine and a rear wheel drive. They also have very artistic design on its sheet metal exterior. But you don’t have to be fooled with their outside looks as their insides are practically old school, with just a tubular spaceframe chassis and a roll cage. It is powered by a pushrod V8 engine that has a fuel capacity of up to 6 liters and can produce power of up to 900 horsepower.
Why is Stock Car Racing Very Popular?
Stock car racing is very popular because of NASCAR. NASCAR is known to be the most spectated sport of the Americans. In fact, 17 out of the 20 sporting events with the most number of attendees were NASCAR races. Stock car races has already produced several renowned racers such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to name a few.
Now that you know about stock car racing, its time to enjoy the sport. Have fun!