Tag: speed

Oct 2017
In Praise of the Restrictor Plate

True confession time: contrary to common belief, I am not a NASCAR driver. Chances are, neither are you. But, IF YOU WERE, and you planned to race at either Daytona International Speedway or Talladega, you would have to use a ‘restrictor plate,’ because both of those famous racetracks mandate their use in all cars. Here’s why. Technology has made it possible to move at tremendous speeds – dangerous speeds. Back in 1987 at Talladega, Bill Elliot set a record for the fastest speed ever for a qualifying lap at a NASCAR event......

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