NASCAR VS. INDYCAR
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
NASCAR IS A CONTACT SPORT; CARS CAN HANDLE BUMPING & IMPACTS WITH OTHER CARS
THE 'S' IN NASCAR STANDS FOR STOCK, AS IN A STANDARD CONVENTIONAL CAR
CARS PREDOMINATELY RACE ON OVAL TRACKS
WEIGHT: 3200 LBS
BODY: HEAVY ROLLED METAL WITH BUMPERS AND DOORS
ENGINE: NOT TURBOCHARGED
INDYCAR IS NOT A CONTACT SPORT; CARS CAN WRECK FROM LITTLE IMPACT
CARS ARE OPEN WHEEL = NO ROOF
CARS RACE ON STREET COURSES AND OVAL TRACKS
WEIGHT: 1565 LBS
BODY: LIGHT-WEIGHT CARBON FIBER WITH NO BUMPERS OR DOORS
DAYTONA 500 INDIANAPOLIS 500
EST. 1959 EST. 1911
43 RACERS 33 RACERS
10 RACERS = 10 RACERS =
THE DAYTONA 500 IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE "SUPER BOWL" OF STOCK CAR RACING OR "THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE"
THE INDIANAPOLIS TRADITION OF "KISSING THE BRICKS" AFTER A VICTORY WAS STARTED BY DALE JARRETT
HARLEY J. EARL
Each winner is represented by an engraved plaque.
Harley J. Earl was the second commissioner of NASCAR. His FireBird concept car sits atop the trophy.
Winners are now given a replica of the trophy, which weights 54 lbs.
TOTAL $19M PURSE IN 2012
MOST WINS 7
Each winner is represented by a sculpture on the trophy.
Every face on the cup is an Indy 500 winner except for late Speedway owner Tony Hulman, whose likeness is depicted in gold.
The original trophy cost $10,000 to create and is insured today in excess of $1.3 million.
TOTAL $13.2M PURSE IN 2012
MOST WINS 4
AL UNSER &
BORN TO PERFORM
THE 1ST WOMAN TO COMPETE IN BOTH RACES
THE 1ST WOMAN TO WIN AN INDYCAR RACE
MARIO ANDRETTI & A.J. FOYT
HAVE WON BOTH
THE DAYTONA 500 & THE INDY 500
NASCAR SPEED RECORD 212.809
INDYCAR SPEED RECORD 237.498
DALE EARNHARDT JR.
Highest earning NASCAR driver despite a long winless streak that ended at 143 races.
Highest earning INDYCAR driver making her the 3rd highest paid female athlete.
NASCAR OR INDYCAR:
WHICH FAN ARE YOU?