Bristol Motor Speedway was established in 1961.
Bristol Motor Speedway Dimensions
• 0.533-mile concrete oval known as the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”.
• Concrete racing surface is 40-feet wide
• Straightaways are 650-feet long
NASCAR stands for “National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing”.
The creation of NASCAR is credited to bootleggers, who began modifying their cars to outrun the police.
The first NASCAR race was held in Feb. of 1948 on the beach in Daytona, Florida
NASCAR race cars use a 4-speed transmission.
NASCAR uses an unleaded, ethanol fuel blend.
Nitrogen is used in the tires rather than air because it has a more consistent rate of expansion and contraction.
NASCAR drivers can experience 3 Gs of force against their bodies, comparable to the forces pressing down on shuttle astronauts at liftoff.
Drivers can lose up to 10 pounds of fluid weight during a race through sweat.