Intel's Ronler Acres Plant

Silicon Forest

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Moonshine Rock

1999 NASCAR Pontiac, driven by Tony Stewart
2000 NASCAR Ford Taurus, driven by Bill Elliott
Ever wonder what happens to old top-of-the-food-chain race cars? A car, meaning the chassis, might be run for three or four years, if it's lucky. For the most competitive races, like Formula 1 and NASCAR, cars are built new for each year. Being as there might be a couple of dozen teams in any class, that means there are liable to be a couple of hundred high performance machines becoming obsolete every year. When they become obsolete, their value plummets, which means ordinary people can afford to buy them.

Sam Smith has a fine story about taking a couple of old NASCAR racecars to a racetrack for a track day. The pictures above are the cars they ran.

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