Daytona and nascar

Discussion in 'General' started by drop, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. drop

    drop Well-Known Member

  2. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy ...Tired...

    That makes no sense. They already go past the chicane they’re adding into the gap between 4 and tri oval
  3. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe that a cup car has a higher top speed there than the top imsa prototypes.
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  4. SBKBee

    SBKBee Owner: FZ hotel

    I think its because they have less brake.
  5. Ducti89

    Ducti89 Ticketing Melka’s dirtbike.....

    Well those prototypes are
    Creating wicked downforce.
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  6. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    All that drag plus they just aren't built for the oval and those speeds. From what I saw the top speed of the prototypes is around 200mph at the line. And a few years ago they ran a prototype on the oval to set a new record and did so at 222mph. 10 mph more than a Nascar record from 1988..
    NASCAR's are primitive but they are really good at going fast around a oval..
  7. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    I saw one do pretty well at a WillowSprings trackday - vintage/modern/classic Lotus, Camaro, Mustang, Porsche, et al. The only NASCAR there and it handed everyone their asses while looking like it was out for a quiet drive in the country.
  8. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    You can buy your own from Hendrick Motorsports for a track day car now, full race engine or a ls engine.
  9. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    They added a chicane?

    I thought Bubba Wallace was already going to be on the track.
  10. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Well that article claimed a cup car was captured at 190 mph which led me to make my statement.
  11. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    So, according to the author a lap speed, computed from the elapse time it takes to run a lap, is the top speed the car achieved? This guy is a "professional" moto-journalist? He's essentially saying Peter Hickman and John McGuiness don't break 135 mph anywhere on the Isle of Man TT. The comments illuminate this when someone calls him on it.

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