Although stock-appearing, running oval tracks at 200 mph the Cup car generates huge aerodynamic forces. Under the skin the Cup car is purpose-designed for racing albeit around some mandatory components that are strangely archaic. It all adds up to a fascinating engineering challenge. Published annually, Cup Race Technology explains in depth how some of the finest minds in motorsport rise to this fascinating and unique challenge.
- Intro: THE EDITOR - NASCAR is entering a new era of cooperation
- Grid - Technical news from the world of top flight stockcar racing
- Profile: Roush Fenway Racing Nationwide Ford Mustang - Lawrence Butcher looks at the tie-up between Ford and Roush Fenway Racing, charting development of the Mustang for the Nationwide series
- Insight: Data Logging - Lawrence Butcher looks into the methods and tools NASCAR teams use to offset the lack of data acquisition under race conditions
- Focus: Electronics - Wiring systems in NASCAR have changed almost beyond recognition in the past few years. Lawrence Butcher finds out how and why
- Profile: 2013 Ford Fusion - Lawrence Butcher charts the development of the new Gen 6 Ford Fusion Sprint Cup car, which combines parity of performance with brand identity
- Focus: Fuel supply systems - NASCAR fuel systems are more advanced than many might think
- Tech Review - What new components and technologies can NASCAR engineers look forward to in the medium term?
- P.S: Nascar at Le Mans - In 1976 a very unusual racing exchange took place