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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Transcript of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Goodyear tires are used
Through the years have been called:
Strictly Stock Series
Grand National Series
Winston Cup Series
Nextel Cup Series
Sprint Cup Seires Febuary 18th 2012 at Daytona
Kyle Bush is the winner Budwiser Blowout This years chasers Earnheardts Injury Urgent news! Stricktly stock to Sprint Cup First race was at the Charlotte Speedway on June 19 1949
Winner: Jim Romper
Winston changes the sport
NEXTel "GENTALMEN START YOUR ENGINES" Expected on every car
rear wheel design
24 gauge sheet metal
Electric fuel injection Cost per year: $10-$20 Million
Cars can get up to 200 mph "Rules are ment to be broken" Tony Stewart throwing his helment In qualifying, typically the top 35 cars in the points will automatically be awarded a spot for a race, no matter where they end up qualifying. But since there's only 43 spots per race to fill, drivers below that line have to fight it out to get a spot. This order is also used to determine pit stalls in a race, with the pole sitter, or the driver with the fastest time, receiving the first pick. If a team makes changes to a car or replaces it with a backup during the time between qualifying and the race, that team is usually automatically sent to the back of the race pack at the start of the race. Pit stops during races need to involve some safety. During a green flag run, drivers are required to slow to a certain speed limit before entering the pit, usually around 25-28mph. Crew members must all wear fire-resistant suits like the drivers. The gas man must wear a fire-resistant apron when refuelling. Outside tires can also no longer be free rolled due to safety concerns, and must be hand-guided back over the wall. Green Flag:
Signifies the start or restart of the race.
The caution flag.
Indicates that the race has been halted.
Red Flag With Cross:
Indicates that pit road is closed.
Indicates that the leaders are on the final lap before the finish.
Indicates that a race is over and a winner has crossed the finish line. Black Flag: Flown when a driver is penalized.
Black Flag With Cross: Indicates that a driver is no longer being scored.
Blue Flag With Yellow Stripe: Flown to warn drivers with slower cars that faster cars are approaching.
Blue Flag: Only used for road courses, this flag indicates a local caution on the track. Yellow and Red Flag: Only used for road courses, this flag indicates that there is debris on the track. Flags Febuary 22nd 2012 at Daytona
Juan Pablo Montoya Wrecks The Chase It has been in NASCAR since 2004 2004:
Top 10 and drivers down to 400 points below the top driver
First place starts with 5,050 points 2007:
Top 12 drivers
First place started with 5000 points 2011:
Top 10 drivers
"wild card" qualifier
Each person in the chase gets their points altered to 2000 2004: Kurt Bush
2005: Tony Stewart
2006: Jimmy Johnson
2007: Jimmy Johnson
2008: Jimmy Johnson
2009: Jimmy Johnson
2010: Jimmy Johnson
2011: Tony Stewart Chase winners in the past Dodge is leaving!? Fun Sprint Cup trophy is made by Tiffany and Co.
First car to be outlawed by NASCAR was the "black widow".
Russ Wicks holds the NASCAR speed record of 244.9mph in Bonneville Salt Flats, October 2007.
Most Career wins: Richard Petty with 200!
Tony Stewart owns his own team. What are the odds of a professional racecar driver hitting a jet truck??... A million to JUAN!!! NASCAR drivers are sponsored by huge corporations and the cars are decorated in decals and colors to represent those sponsors. This helps distinguish one car from the next on the track.