However, the 36 charter drivers are guaranteed a spot in the race. Therefore, the four open spots in the race can be filled in by any of the seven remaining non charter drivers. To start, each driver participates in a timed lap around the track at the Daytona International Speedway.
Why are there 43 cars in a NASCAR race?
Today the number of entries is smaller and sometimes for the lower series there are less than 43 (or 36) teams attempting to compete. Hence the fluctuating number of cars in the race.
Do NASCAR cars have starters?
NASCAR isn’t the only series that uses rolling starts. They’re used in all American circle-track racing and also the FIA World Endurance Championship series.
Is bumping legal in NASCAR?
NASCAR drivers can bump each other, even to the point of spinning out without a penalty. They cannot “intentionally” wreck another driver, during the race or during a caution, and the penalties are given out on a situational basis. There have been plenty of races won and lost by bumping the car in front.
Does Jeff Gordon still own the 48 car?
A journey that began as Gordon/Evernham Motorsports and JG Motorsports in the Busch Series, and eventually transitioned to the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 in the Cup Series with Jimmie Johnson will reach its intended destination in January when Jeff Gordon officially becomes a co-owner alongside Rick Hendrick.