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Spirit X
20-05-2015, 23:10
As the title says. I've never really seen NASCAR so I don't know.

...and if they're are NASCAR, then do NASCAR cars really do 230 mpH?!?!? That is just sodding nuts.

Oh also, do we think that means we'll be getting some ovals at some point?

JimStick1
20-05-2015, 23:16
Sprint Cup cars (the top level in NASCAR) typically hit 200+ mph at some of the faster 1.5 mile tracks and the 2 mile speedways. At the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega they are restricted so they tend to stick to the 200 mph mark. Stock cars don't get up to 230, that's Indycar territory.

Spirit X
20-05-2015, 23:17
Indycar is just sodding nuts.

JimStick1
20-05-2015, 23:33
Make sure you watch the Indy 500 this weekend (it's Indycar's biggest race, arguably one of the biggest races in the world), along with the Monaco GP and the Coke 600 (Nascar @ Charlotte Speedway). Massive weekend of motorsport coming up.

Mr Akina
20-05-2015, 23:36
As the title says. I've never really seen NASCAR so I don't know.

...and if they're are NASCAR, then do NASCAR cars really do 230 mpH?!?!? That is just sodding nuts.

Oh also, do we think that means we'll be getting some ovals at some point?

They're not NASCAR Stock Cars as that would cost $$$$$$$, they're Stock Cars that happen to look like NASCAR Stock Cars lol. They don't do 230mph, but they have tested around 217mph since the '80s. So they're not shy of speed.

SmileinHD
20-05-2015, 23:38
I believe there is Indy 500 DLC coming out soon.

Suds
21-05-2015, 00:21
Rusty Wallace hit 228 at Talladega unrestricted back in 2004.

"I'll bet we could be running speeds up to 235 without the plates if we spent time doing some tweaking. But I'll tell you this— there's no way we could be out there racing at those speeds."

TSells31
21-05-2015, 00:41
Well, they're modeled to look more like late 80s-early 90s NASCAR cup cars. They don't look like cup cars in 2015. Also, the in game cars make around 650 hp and 499 lb/ft of torque, so they don't quite make the power that a real NASCAR does. Real life cup cars make around 775 hp and somewhere around the same lb/ft. And that is down from the 850+ they made under the last rules package which was changed prior to this season. Theoretically, yes, a NASCAR cup car could reach 230+ mph easily, especially last years cars. But the tracks they race on are not large enough, and the two that are large enough (Daytona and Talladega), they use restrictor plates at to limit them down to around 450 hp.

Most of the tracks they race at in real life (1.5 mile-2 mile) allow them to hit speeds of about or just over 200 going in to the corners. They draft around about 200 mph at Daytona and Talladega. There are some tracks (Martinsville) where they barely hit 130-140, but that's a half mile track.

Pink_650S
21-05-2015, 00:53
Make sure you watch the Indy 500 this weekend (it's Indycar's biggest race, arguably one of the biggest races in the world), along with the Monaco GP and the Coke 600 (Nascar @ Charlotte Speedway). Massive weekend of motorsport coming up.

24 Heures du Mans or 24 Stunden vom Nürburgring should've deserved an honorable mention. ;)

Umer Ahmad
21-05-2015, 01:06
Make sure you watch the Indy 500 this weekend (it's Indycar's biggest race, arguably one of the biggest races in the world), along with the Monaco GP and the Coke 600 (Nascar @ Charlotte Speedway). Massive weekend of motorsport coming up.

I'll be @ Indy this weekend. Look for me with the Project CARS shirt infield

JimStick1
21-05-2015, 03:58
24 Heures du Mans or 24 Stunden vom Nürburgring should've deserved an honorable mention. ;)

Nurburgring was last weekend, right? And isn't Le Mans in June?

Pink_650S
21-05-2015, 04:00
Yes and yes.

DStunnedMonkey
21-05-2015, 13:14
As the title says. I've never really seen NASCAR so I don't know.

...and if they're are NASCAR, then do NASCAR cars really do 230 mpH?!?!? That is just sodding nuts.

Oh also, do we think that means we'll be getting some ovals at some point?

Yes, they can reach those speeds in drafting situations but more usually around 200 or so. These cars seems to be modeled after early 90's stock car. If we do get some ovals soon..forget those super speedways and hope they add Bristol. Bristol is my favorite track in Nascar. Try running 43 cars on a 1/2 mile track. Its an absolute blast. Bristol is the last great coliseum.