Well here is a juicy rumor, and it comes from a respected journalist Marshall Pruett of Racer Magazine.
According to a recent article following the Indianapolis 500, Pruett mentioned that folks in NASCAR are deeply considering going to a hybrid power plant in it’s next generation of Cup Series cars for 2021.
– Mike Helton hit on hybrids on @DaleJr podcast last week: “If the automobile and racing industries go down the road with electrification, the chassis should have room for that.”
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) May 28, 2019
This would be a drastic shift for a sanctioning body that until recent years still used leaded fuel and carbeurators.
In recent seasons though, NASCAR has begun to go more modern. They now have fuel injectors, ethanol fuel and they have electronic dashboard instead of analog gauges.
What would you think if NASCAR went hybrid?
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