Nascar Tickets

Written by James Lyons
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If you want to see 100,000 mullets in one place, buy some NASCAR tickets. Earlier, I discussed the inherent insanity of hockey games but I neglected to mention the massive insanity of NASCAR. Imagine driving a car in excess of 180 miles per hour with 40 other men driving in excess of 180 miles per hour.

On top of that, add 120 thousand men, women and children screaming as loud as they can for their favorite drivers. Throw it all together and you have a NASCAR race. You honestly have to be there to appreciate the courage these men have when racing. 200 miles per hour sounds fast, but when you buy NASCAR tickets and see it in person, 200 miles per hour looks downright ridiculous.

NASCAR Tickets Buy Speed

Throughout the '80s, racing speeds at the two fastest tracks on the Winston Cup circuit had escalated to dangerously high levels. It became a real possibility that if a car went airborne at Daytona or the Alabama International Motor Speedway, it could sail into the stands. Therefore, NASCAR mandated the use of a carburetor, or "restrictor" plate be placed between the carb and intake manifold, thereby reducing the flow of fuel into the engine and decreasing the car's speed.

By comparison, Bill Elliott's pole speed for the April 1987 Winston 500 was 212.809 miles per hour. For the DieHard 500 in July 1987, the pole-winning speed was 203.827 miles per hour. NASCAR, in subsequent years, increased the size of the plate to slow speeds even more, so now pole speeds average 193 to 194 miles per hour at Talladega. Without the plates, the cars are capable of average speeds of 230 miles per hour. Those who buy NASCAR tickets would find themselves in jeopardy of being hit by flying cars if NASCAR allowed that.


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