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Ethan Belloni and Ethan Ganoza

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NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing. Its three largest, national series are the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Headquarters of NASCAR is in Daytona Beach, Florida. NASCAR announced it has promoted chief operating officer Steve Phelps to the role of president effective on Oct. 1st. Drivers’ salaries range from $2.5-3.5 million, or an average salary of ~$30,000/year for ~100 employees.They also make about $1 million per team. 

Fire-Retardant Suits are made out of either Proban or the same Nomex material that lines the inside of the driver’s helmet. Nomex is a fire-retardant material that protects the driver and crew if there is a flash fire in the pits or a fire resulting from a crash. In 12 to 14 seconds, seven people manage to completely refuel the car and change all four tires. This requires incredible hand-eye coordination, so there are a couple of tricks the teams use to make things a little easier. Most teams use a yellow-colored, hardening weatherstrip adhesive. When a crew member slams a wheel on the car during a pit stop, the studs punch the lug nuts away from the wheel, but the glue keeps the lug nuts attached. Then the tire changer can tighten all five lug nuts in about one second or so. An NA

SCAR-grade impact wrench can cost upwards of $4,500. The sockets they use to pull off the tires so quickly can run up to $1,500 a piece. Additionally, these guns take so much abuse on the track that they are often completely rebuilt after 60 or so uses!

The top eight Nascar teams are now worth an average $158 million, down 2% from last year. Some of the best NASCAR drivers of all time include: 

#8: Darrell Waltrip. …

#7: Glenn ‘Fireball’ Roberts. …

#6: Junior Johnson. …

#5: Jeff Gordon

#4: Jimmie Johnson. Experience: 18 years (2001-present) …

#3: Dale Earnhardt. Experience: 27 years (1975-2001) …

#2: David Pearson. Experience: 28 years (1960-89) …

#1: Richard Petty. Experience: 35 years (1958-92)

The Daytona 500 is the pinnacle of stock car racing and in North America, only the Indy 500 rivals it in popularity. The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the        purse. 

In the end, NASCAR is a dangerous, furius sport to compete in if your in for it! In order to be successful in NASCAR, you need to be smart with your driving, have good focus so you don’t get in a crash, and to be in shape to go fast! Drivers have to have a good management and a good crew to win races, because the crew has to be really fast to promise success.