There are some very good reasons why ethanol blends are the answer to your performance prayers. Let’s take a look:
For those who do not follow NASCAR, there has been a "playoffs" system in place since 2004. Since its debut in the 2004 season, it has gone through various different versions. The current iteration, that was put into place for the 2014 season (with a tweak for the 2017 season), mimics a championship system seen in football. Sixteen drivers make the NASCAR playoffs, with a win being an instant pass in. Should sixteen drivers not win a race, then the rest are in on points alone. Once sixteen drivers are in the Playoffs, there is a series of three "rounds" with four races each, with four drivers being knocked out of the Playoffs after each round. The same rules apply: "win, and you're in." After the third round of four races, four drivers advance to the final race of the season, the Ford 400. Whoever of the final four drivers in the Playoffs finishes the highest wins the championship. For the 2017 season, NASCAR added "stages" to all of the races, with all races having three stages (with the exception being the Coca Cola 600, the longest race of the year). These stages award points to the top ten finishers at the end of the stage, ten for first and one for tenth. The first place finisher also receives a "Playoff point." The winner of the race also receives five of these Playoff points. Because all sixteen Playoff drivers' points are reset at the turn of a round, the Playoff points are added onto that reset number, giving a driver more points to start off with.
The 2017 season has been a far better one than previous years in terms of exciting racing, with the field becoming closer together in terms of performance. We have certainly seen a decline in the number of races in which Mercedes just drive off in to the distance as we saw so often before.
Attending any NASCAR race is a really fun experience. Whether you go to races constantly or it's your first time, don't be surprised when you find yourself enjoying every minute of it. Who doesn't love watching cars race? Just the thrill and rush of the cars driving past the crowd on the track at such a fast speed gets nearly anyone's blood going.
At almost 70 years since its inception, fans have just as many memories of unforgettable NASCAR crashes as they do of driver’s individual performances and accomplishments. A crash can haunt a driver for the rest of their career, with some crashes even changing the sport for future NASCAR drivers. These are some of the 8 most unforgettable NASCAR crashes that left an unmistakable mark on the sport.
If there's anything America has become known for in the car world, it's muscle cars. American car culture has always been obsessed with bringing engine power to new levels and making cars go faster than ever before. It's the roar of the engine, the smooth curves of aerodynamic design, and the amazing thrill of having that car win races that make American muscle cars so popular.
It's been quite the fortnight for the world's premier electric racing series.