Originally Posted by Ivanko
I think Toyota's move to Nascar has demonstrated their ability to make some of fastest pushrod V8 race engines in the world. The chassis design regulations are very stringent and don't allow much build variation between teams, so besides driver ability and chassis setup really it's the choice of powerplant that sets the top teams apart, IMO.
Btw, are Nascar trucks really trucks? Same for the cars. Thin skinned silhouette bodies wrapped around a steel space frame. Kind of like Trans Am cars w/o good brakes and tires.
The Guinness World Records defines of a truck as “any vehicle that features a flat load bed at its rear which stretches the entire width of the vehicle and at least one third of its length.”
Nascar fans are very upset at Toyota being allowed into the competition. I live around detroit and see them out selling the big 3 here.
As far as what vehicles are there just a name stuck on a body style. There are no 'stock' cars so why call it nascar?