Hybrid NASCAR by 2024

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Don’t see why a lot of dirt racing needs to electrify, they aren’t anything close to street legal or branded to be “stock” cars anyway.
Because they still need engines to run, and inevitably once ICEs stop being manufactured, they'll have nothing to power their cars but electric motors
 

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Because they still need engines to run, and inevitably once ICEs stop being manufactured, they'll have nothing to power their cars but electric motors

And when is that going to happen? I’m not a mechanic expert just a tech expert more so.
 

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Well we knew this was coming, the truth is our sport will die at a major league level if it doesn't electrify.

My question is what will GM race without a Camaro?

They can't race a Corvette, as translating a mid engined design to a front engine car would look just goofy.
They can run the Corvette
Change the Comaro headlight stickers to Corvette stickers and there you go a Corvette running in NASCAR
 

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inevitably once ICEs stop being manufactured
That is a long LONG ways away.

While manufacturers like Ford are putting their electric F-150 in the forefront, they are more than happy to still be building new Broncos and have announced an off-road Expedition. Until technology and infrastructure improve, ICEs are still the cheaper and more reliable source of power.
 

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The sides and quarter panels are completely different between the SS sedan and Camaro.....



 

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Maybe something like the Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid? Remember the snark about Toyota's lack of a pushrod on entry to the series? Yes, I am laughing now.
You're laughing at the idea that Ford and GM don't have a hybrid to run for a rules package that doesn't even exist yet? Meanwhile, when Toyota entered the sport they actually didn't have a pushrod production engine in real time as they were entering the series. Not the same scenario
 

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You're laughing at the idea that Ford and GM don't have a hybrid to run for a rules package that doesn't even exist yet? Meanwhile, when Toyota entered the sport they actually didn't have a pushrod production engine in real time as they were entering the series. Not the same scenario
Maybe he forgets about GM’s EV-1, the first ever mass produced electric vehicle from a major automaker.

The technology isn’t new and it’s not proprietary to Toyota.
 

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Yeah let’s Gen4 these cars and just make them fast, fun to race, and entertaining at the same time.
 

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Well...it's here.

The rapid electrification of race cars and consumer cars has me worried about something no one's talking about. What do short tracks do across the country when there'll be no more 90s sedans to purchase and turn into an entry series car? No more street stocks or compacts? Do they go entirely to kit cars? Even with kit cars how long will manufacturers continue to produce highly specialized ICE engines for racing when they're going to be one of the few purchasers of ICE left.

These questions don't have to be answered tomorrow, but by 2030 we better have a road map in place because by 2040 the world of short track racing is going to have to go through a lot of major change.

Once people start buying electric cars, other people will probably start buying up newer sedans to convert into racecars.

Electric racing is coming and people should make peace with it now.
 

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Horse racing is still around.

The "death of short track racing" crowd is so hyperbolic. If anything, electric cars becoming mainstream will make racing MORE affordable as the combustion engine becomes archaic. And eventually people will be putting Hybrid cars in Any Car races and I'm here for it.
 

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Horse racing is still around.

The "death of short track racing" crowd is so hyperbolic. If anything, electric cars becoming mainstream will make racing MORE affordable as the combustion engine becomes archaic. And eventually people will be putting Hybrid cars in Any Car races and I'm here for it.
And quieter racecars would hopefully keep the noise complainers down
 

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Don’t see what the big deal is at putting sound barriers at the Fairgrounds AND/OR making them quit racing after 10-11 PM.

I mean Richmond is well in town, no?
 

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Seriously, call me old, but the day a throaty loud roar of a muscled high HP engine is gone from stock car racing is the day I retire as a fan. I really believe what they will introduce is truly a hybrid design, with the electric motor providing power during low speed cautions and pit road activity, while the V8 kicks in during racing. That certainly would fit the description Phelps provided. He’s not stupid; they need to appeal to the fans while connecting to the trends of the day.
 

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What do current Cup car exhaust emission numbers look like?
 

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And quieter racecars would hopefully keep the noise complainers down
I dont know, I left following Formula E because that engine-drivetrain whine drove me crazy.
Time has come though. I am sure they are already have the Gen8 half drawn up already.
 

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Electric won't be the only form of motivation. Hydrogen is very green and it has the possibility of making some noise instead of a high pitched whine.
 

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Hydrogen is very green
This is a lie. Hydrogen cells wear down very fast and are difficult to replenish, so they are discarded. Furthermore, in the larger picture, mass quantities of hydrogen is simply hard to make, harder to store, and sourcing mass quantities is actually dirtier than other fuels.

Electric is the future that is the most sustainable and affordable.
 

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This is a lie. Hydrogen cells wear down very fast and are difficult to replenish, so they are discarded. Furthermore, in the larger picture, mass quantities of hydrogen is simply hard to make, harder to store, and sourcing mass quantities is actually dirtier than other fuels.

Electric is the future that is the most sustainable and affordable.
SMH

 

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The safest and cleanest form of energy is nuclear, not "green" energy.
The most correct thing in this thread.


I said Hydrogen is very green...You said that was a lie effective calling me a lair. Own it or not I could give a $hit
lolwat. The idea that hydrogen power as a mass fuel source is a lie, myth, etc… it’s not anyone’s fault that you believe it.
 
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