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What does overtime in Nascar mean?

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Asked by: Jake Escalante

What does it mean when NASCAR goes into overtime?

In North American auto racing, a green–white–checker finish (GWC) (also known as Overtime) is a racing restart procedure one in which the race is restarted from a caution period with 2 laps remaining. When the race distance is extended to accommodate such a finish, it is also sometimes known as an overtime finish.

What are the rules of overtime in NASCAR?

According to NASCAR, an overtime period occurs “when a race goes past its scheduled length due to a caution coming out in the closing laps necessitating an overtime finish.” A caution could mean a multiple car wreck happened or another driver ran out of fuel in the final lap.

What are some NASCAR terms?

Car Condition Terms:

  • The following terms describe how a car is handling on a track. …
  • Flat Out – Adjective. …
  • Loose – Adjective. …
  • Tight – Adjective. …
  • When a car travels at the speeds NASCAR racers run at, the resistance of the air itself becomes a factor in how the car works. …
  • Bump Drafting – Verb. …
  • Clean Air – Noun.

Do NASCAR drivers have diapers?

The answer is: it’s on a case by case basis. Most drivers would not readily admit to the fact they wear adult diapers during a race. Based on research, it is exceedingly rare for a driver to wear these absorbent aids on the course. The wearing of them even lends itself to safety hazards.

What does dirty air mean in NASCAR?

Dirty air: Aerodynamic term for the turbulent air currents caused by fast-moving cars that can cause a particular car to lose control or find difficulty in passing. Downforce: A combination of aerodynamic and centrifugal forces that help “plant” a race car to the ground. The more downforce, the more grip a car has.

What do you call a NASCAR car?

It originally used production-model cars, hence the name “stock car“, but is now run using cars specifically built for racing. It originates from the United States and Canada; the world’s largest governing body is the American NASCAR.

What does the winner get for Daytona 500?

In 2015, Joey Logano earned $1,581,453 after winning the race. That comprised just under nine percent of the $18 million purse from that year’s race. If NASCAR stays consistent with those percentages, that means that the winner in 2020, Denny Hamlin, would have taken home roughly $2.07 million in prize money.

What is a red flag in NASCAR?

Red Flag. The red flag is waved when officials become aware of bad weather and dangerous track conditions. Rather than follow a safety car and slow down, drivers must come to a stop completely in a previously designated area until it is safe to resume racing.

Was there overtime in Daytona 500?

Rookie Austin Cindric Wins Daytona 500 in Overtime Shootout to Capture First Cup Series Victory. Rookie Austin Cindric won the 2022 Daytona 500 in a dramatic overtime shootout to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in just his eighth career start.

Do race car drivers listen to music?

In NASCAR, drivers do not listen to music while they drive. The sport of NASCAR is one that requires the absolute focus of every driver involved in a race.

Do NASCAR drivers poop themselves?

The drivers empty themselves right before the start of the race so that there are no problems in between the race.

Do NASCAR drivers use both feet?

NASCAR drivers do normally use both feet, employing what is known as left foot braking. However, since heel-toe shifting can be just as effective as left foot braking when performed correctly, some right-footed drivers may instead try to master that technique.

Where do race car drivers pee?

Unlike a movie theater, where someone can get up and go to the bathroom, NASCAR drivers are stuck inside their cars. The fact of the matter is that if somebody spends as much time in a car as NASCAR drivers do, they will have to go to the bathroom.

Can NASCAR drivers talk to each other?

Driver, crew chief, spotter and other team members, often including the team owner, have the ability to talk to one another through radio communications. This communication is constant, occurring from the first practice, qualifying, Happy Hour, and during the race itself.