Originally Posted by bonnie94ssei
Nascars could get pretty close. At least 210 I would think if not more.
I would love to at least be a passenger in that Veyron at 253mph!
I agree. They would get closer than most of you think. The only reason they're slow these days on the super speedways is because of the aforementioned restrictor plates.
In the days before restrictor plates, Bill Elliot set a record at Talladega by going around the track at an average speed of 212mph. The next year (198
Nascar started mandating restrictor plates at Talladega and Daytona to keep speeds down. Today, almost 20 years later, I bet a modern Nascar engine could make enough power to go 230 or 240 if it were unrestricted. That'* just my guess, though.