NASCAR uses the Air Titan 2.0 to dry the track. The system was put into place in 2014. It features a drying unit in the bed of a Toyota Tundra that blows out air at 568 mph and 70 degrees warmer than the ambient temperature. It can dry a football field in less than 30 seconds.
How long does it take to dry the track at Daytona?
A 2.5-mile track such as Daytona generally takes anywhere from 90 to 180 minutes to dry. NASCAR has 19 of its “air titan” track-drying trucks on site, and those blow water off the track. NASCAR then utilizes a number of jet dryers that use jet fuel to blow heat onto the track to finish the drying process.
How long does it take to dry race track?
The time it takes to dry a track depends on a variety of climate factors — wind, humidity, sunshine, etc… — but in decent conditions a track the size of Daytona’s 2.5 miles can be dried in an hour or less. It used to take more than twice that long.
How long does it take to dry the track at Talladega?
One was the size of the track; the massive, 2.5-mile oval takes at least an hour and a half to dry, especially in relatively high humidity. The other issue was the fact that Talladega Superspeedway does not have lights.
How much does a Nascar jet dryer cost?
The entire cost to build one jet dryer is around $60,000. The jet dryers are loud, audibly louder than race cars when passing. They also run on a variation of kerosene jet fuel, with the 200-gallon tanks burning their entire load in one hour.
How long does a lap take in NASCAR?
Since one track is a mile apart they will record different lap times, but typically on an intermediate track, one lap takes anywhere between 40 second to one minute.
How many miles is a NASCAR track?
It measures at 2.66 miles. For all NASCAR tracks, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is the longest. The road course hosts the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series once per year and is 4.048 miles.
How long does 50 laps take in NASCAR?
About an hour usually. About 35-40 mins if no cautions but that ain’t likely.
How many people have died watching NASCAR?
The NASCAR Cup Series has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred in February 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed during the Daytona 500.