Three NASCAR Fun Facts

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The NASCAR racing experience can be the thrill of a lifetime, for fans as well as the intrepid drivers in the NASCAR race cars themselves. With top speeds at over 200 miles per hour, the drivers can cover the length of a football field in one single second. NASCAR has become the American symbol of speed, technology, and courage. So here are a few facts you may not already know.

  • Horsepower. Your standard gas powered push mower has a horsepower of about 6.5. A Ford Mustang tops out at just over 440. Standard NASCAR cars begin at around 750 horsepower, with Sprint Cup cars easily reaching between 800 and 850 horsepower. An actual horse, in case you were wondering, has just shy of 15 horsepower.
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  • G Force. One “G” is equal to the normal pull of gravity, or the Continue reading