Nascar racing engines have been fueled by carburetors since the sanctioning body’s first race on Daytona Beach in 1948, but for the 2012 season, carburetors will be abandoned in Sprint Cup, Nascar’s premier race series, in favor of electronic fuel injection.
Are NASCAR engines fuel injected or carbureted?
Starting in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, carburetors have been officially replaced with fuel injection – making the technology legal after 55 years of being “outlawed.” The first race in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to use fuel injection was the 2012 running of the traditionally carburetor-friendly …
Are NASCAR engines DOHC?
The engines are DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder layout with finger-followers and pneumatic valvesprings, with the ignition and fuel injection systems controlled by a sophisticated engine-management digital computer system.
Why are NASCAR cars carbureted?
Another important reason for sticking with the carburetor is that NASCAR does not want the cars to go any faster for both safety and competitive reasons. That is why they have the “restrictor plate races” at the big tracks such as Daytona and Talladega.
What is the next gen car in NASCAR?
The Next Gen is an all-new platform aimed at reducing operating costs and making the race cars look more like the production cars they are based on and it will feature improved aero and downforce packages while introducing new technologies on the track.
When did NASCAR stop using stock cars?
The first half tube frames started in 1966, the first full tube chassis happened in 1971. If you don’t want any tube added to the car, that would be in the early 1950s. To answer your question, Strictly Stock ended in the mid 50s, roughly 5 or so years after the birth of NASCAR.