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What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in?

I know those cars r meant for high speed for a long time but Im curious as to what there 0-60 would be in full race trim?
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (FastGTi)

Cup cars aren't built for drags.
But you can bet that any one of those teams could set up a car to clean your clock if there was enough money (or cup points) in it.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (nelam)

Well they are over 800hp and they weigh in at exactly 3500lbs (per rules). Add the right gearing and you are moving.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (All_Texan)

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I know those cars r meant for high speed for a long time but Im curious as to what there 0-60 would be in full race trim?

with all the different gearing, and restrictor plate options, you'd get a bit of variation. though they have 4-speed boxes, they are more like 3,4,5, and 6 in a street car. 1st and 2nd are effectively not part of the ratios because they are way too low for a race track. the driver has to slip the clutch and the crews need to push the car just in order for it to move out of the pits at any real speed.
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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Obin Robinson)

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with all the different gearing, and restrictor plate options, you'd get a bit of variation. though they have 4-speed boxes, they are more like 3,4,5, and 6 in a street car. 1st and 2nd are effectively not part of the ratios because they are way too low for a race track. the driver has to slip the clutch and the crews need to push the car just in order for it to move out of the pits at any real speed.
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umm they do pretty mean burn outs at talledega after a pitstop, where coinsidentally pit road speed is about 55 mph, and restrictor plates are used (the plates are only used at dega and daytona). not alot of pushing goes on. acceleration to the pit road speed limit is crucial so as not to loose any positions and maybe gain a spot or two. all that said, the car is extremely adjustable and could be set up to run real quick times, maybe just a couple seconds, and still be within nascar rules.
the above mentioned article isnt a good example because Joe's car wasnt set up good for that type of test.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? ([email protected]_VVuLFzBoRg)

That would have been an interesting video to see though, watching the Cup Monte Carlo sprint away from the stock one. What would this test have been like with the supercharged Monte Carlo SS? That would be a more interesting test.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? ([email protected]_VVuLFzBoRg)

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umm they do pretty mean burn outs at talledega after a pitstop, where coinsidentally pit road speed is about 55 mph, and restrictor plates are used (the plates are only used at dega and daytona).
That's because Winston Cup cars, like most race cars, have a very heavy clutch pedal effort (like an on/off switch) that practically requires a peel-out to keep the car from stalling. Add that to the insane gearing required at the restrictor plate tracks and you have to really rev to get the car going. I think a better-suited test would involve a car with Martinsville or Bristol gearing.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Speed Racer.)


Ahahaha... Why do they even bother to call it "stock car" racing anymore? These two cars have absolutely nothing in common. Nothing.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Triumph)

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Ahahaha... Why do they even bother to call it "stock car" racing anymore? These two cars have absolutely nothing in common. Nothing.

because all the parts are ones which are sourced from STOCK. in other words they don't run a prototype engine which nobody can duplicate and you need to fly a guy in from Germany just to start the car with his special laptop (*cough* Audi *cough).
the NASCAR ignition? STOCK MSD parts
the NASCAR engine block? STOCK motorsports block
the NASCAR tubing used for the bodies? STOCK steel tubing
the NASCAR brakes, suspensions, and rear ends? STOCK parts from the manufacturers.
that's why they are STOCK cars

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Obin Robinson)

Oh. These cars can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds with the right gearing. I know. The force of the one I rode in at the Richard Petty Experience is enough to know that even with an old worn out car probably pushing less than 700hp, they still move quite well.
As a race car they are probably the most simple in terms of construction but still complex in terms of setting in may ways. The stock overall feel of the car makes the tollerences different from each other. An F1 car can be made to run the same with the same setting for a sister car. But a setting on one Nascar may not be quite the same as say your backup car after you ran the primary one into the wall.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (YF19EX)

jus wanted to mention i read the title as "what does a typical nissan cr do 0-60 in" and thought it was a ridiculous topic to discuss
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Obin Robinson)

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because all the parts are ones which are sourced from STOCK. in other words they don't run a prototype engine which nobody can duplicate and you need to fly a guy in from Germany just to start the car with his special laptop (*cough* Audi *cough).
the NASCAR ignition? STOCK MSD parts
the NASCAR engine block? STOCK motorsports block
the NASCAR tubing used for the bodies? STOCK steel tubing
the NASCAR brakes, suspensions, and rear ends? STOCK parts from the manufacturers.
that's why they are STOCK cars

obin

ahh, thank you for schooling me on that. i was unaware.
well, can't they at least use something from a stock Monte Carlo in it? how about a nice Spark-O-Matic radio? or some large Play-Skool knobs?
 
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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Triumph)

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Ahahaha... Why do they even bother to call it "stock car" racing anymore? These two cars have absolutely nothing in common. Nothing.

this is about a year old. just a little out of date, but not that bad.

http://www.tricklefan.com/guide/stock_cars.html
Engine
By NASCAR rules, the block and cylinder heads are required to be of original equipment manufacture. So both the block and heads come from Dodge, Ford or GM.
Rearend
The rearends used in the cars are still stock-production type. For those who are unaware, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Ford all run a 9-inch Ford setup. Ratios of the gears, of course, vary as needed at a given track.
Car Type
To run a car in Winston Cup competition, the car is required to be available to the public as a consumer production model. Both the Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevrolet Monte Carlo have counterparts available to the public. The Ford Taurus is also available to the public but in a four-door model only.
The fact that the Taurus comes as a four-door is an important point to note because of the other requirement of a car type. The general profile of a production model is theoretically intended to be maintained in a race-car profile. The specific guideline is that the hood, roof, and rear-deck surfaces should resemble the consumer unit.
In the case of the GM passenger car, the profile is roughly equivalent to the race car, but because the street Taurus comes only as a four-door, some allowances were necessary to make a race version of it. This happened when the Thunderbird was phased out, and the Taurus became the car Ford put forward. The big difference is that the production four-door has a roof that is taller than the race version.

Stock Cars
For the most part, examples cited here are the main features that are still regarded as stock in a Winston Cup car. It's important to note that for a race car, not being stock is a good thing. Stock cars are not and never will be vehicles that were meant to be in circle-track competition. It's safe to say that this is an axiom that applies to any racing done on any circle track. The bottom line is that you can go out and pull for your favorite brand name, but when you look at a race car up close, don't expect it to be much of a stock stock car.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Triumph)

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Ahahaha... Why do they even bother to call it "stock car" racing anymore? These two cars have absolutely nothing in common. Nothing.

Raly driving is closer to Stock Car racing than these.
 

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Re: What does a typical Nascar car do 0-60 in? (Obin Robinson)

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because all the parts are ones which are sourced from STOCK. in other words they don't run a prototype engine which nobody can duplicate and you need to fly a guy in from Germany just to start the car with his special laptop (*cough* Audi *cough).
the NASCAR ignition? STOCK MSD parts
the NASCAR engine block? STOCK motorsports block
the NASCAR tubing used for the bodies? STOCK steel tubing
the NASCAR brakes, suspensions, and rear ends? STOCK parts from the manufacturers.
that's why they are STOCK cars

obin

NASCAR started off being based on STOCK vehicles...meaning vehicles you could buy on the street. Essentially, you could go to a dealership, buy a car, then trick it out and essentially have a NASCAR "stock" car IIRC.
Try doing that sh!t now.
It seems to me that factory racers you see at LeMans or the American LeMans series (or even Rally racer) are closer to "stock" than any NASCAR sloth you see riding around in ovals.
 
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