A number of local car manufacturers that have been involved in NASCAR for a long time are now looking to downsize their racing ventures because of financial woes. One might think that this would see more variety hit the race track, but instead it seems it may be the start of hard times ahead for NASCAR.
With the desire to go faster than ever before cars have been making use of the aerodynamic principles developed for aircraft for some time now. In many cases, good aerodynamics can be the key to success in sports cars, and so it comes as no surprise that millions of dollars are spend researching and developing this facet of auto racing each year.
The words â€œauto racingâ€ and â€œenvironmentally friendlyâ€ do not usually coincide too much, but it seems that is about to change with the launch of the new American Le Mans Green ChallengeTM series. The race will be both environmentally conscious and high performance â€“ thus blending these two spheres in one enjoyable event.
Many auto racing fans follow the IndyCar Series with great interest, whether in person at the various race tracks, or as armchair spectators. In competitive racing split-second timing is essential to determine results, and IndyCar Racing has a state-of-the-art timing and scoring system which ensures that results are accurate to the ten-thousandth of a second.
The new Mazda Furai, which was unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit in January, is causing some excitement in auto racing circles. Mazda have not yet officially confirmed whether the Furai â€“ meaning â€œsound of the windâ€ â€“ will be exclusively race oriented, giving rise to speculation that the traditional boundary distinguishing street-legal cars from single-purpose track cars is about to be breached.
The Jeep is an auto with a special place in the national life of the United States. This unique type of automobile was born during the early years of World War II. The U.S. Army needed a vehicle for light reconnaissance over difficult terrain. The Jeep from Willys met the specifications very well. The basic objective of Jeep design has remained unchanged in the decades of peace which followed the war. The Jeep is your best choice of auto when you need to negotiate surfaces of uncertain quality.
NASCAR racing need not be pure recreation if you appreciate engineering and informatics. There is great technological prowess behind success in NASCAR racing. It is not a simple matter of pushing machines and men to their limits. Providing spectators with enjoyment is serious business!
Should the NASCAR circuit return to the past glory of stock cars, or continue with race cars? The thrill of todayâ€™s NASCAR events really take oneâ€™s breath away, but you could be forgiven for wondering, after the dust settles down, whether the wins are more of driving skills or just fancy engineering!