18 degree banking at the start finish line and 31 degree banking on the iconic turns. 31 degrees is practically like driving up the wall. And at around 200 MPH!
They start the season with their Super Bowl. The Daytona 500. It’s amazing. The sport’s best drivers trek down to where it all began, to duke it out for eternal glory. And again in July, only this time they run at night.
In February of 1948, NASCAR was founded by Bill France Sr.
Lee Petty, of the legendary racing Petty family, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959.
Janet Guthrie, became the first woman to compete in the race in 1977.
And in 2016 after a huge renovation, Daytona became the world’s first motorsports stadium.
The headlights, taillights and grills on the cars are just for looks—to mirror their stock cousins that people drive to work every day.
Every part on a car is hand-made either by race teams or an independent partner.
You actually don’t need your drivers’ license to race. Meaning you could hit the backstretch going 200 mph, but would still need a lift to the airport after the race.
And from the Rookies to the legends, every single car and driver is fueled by Sunoco Green E15 on their quest to victory.
Sunoco sponsors NASCAR’s rookie program in order to shine a light on the stars of tomorrow. And these Sunoco Rookies have a knack for becoming legends. Earnhardt, Petty, Pearson, Gordon and more started their careers as the Rookies of the Year.
10 former Rookie of the Year winners share 29 Cup Series titles.