Joe Gibbs Racing recently developed an electric stock car for the sole purpose of helping pit crews practice.
NASCAR is certainly open to the electrification of the cars in its series in the future. While the foundations are being set, JGR came up with an innovation that might aid NASCAR in its goals.
It’s electric ⚡️ ⁰⁰A look at the electric car that our pit crews are going to practice pit stops with here at the shop. ⁰⁰#NASCAR #racing #electric pic.twitter.com/qnx0Zaf4lO
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) December 12, 2022
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However, the electric car will only be used in practice by pit crews and won’t see the track. The Camry has a 480-pound battery has a top speed of 55 mph. Nonetheless, this much speed won’t be necessary as NASCAR has a speed limit of 30 mph on the short tracks.
This car will now give the crews a medium to practice without wasting waste fuel.
While the move has been seen as a positive development in the NASCAR community by many, not all are satisfied with NASCAR’s decision to go electric, even at a stage this small. Furthermore, with the current news, there are now fresh rumors that NASCAR will go electric in the future, which many don’t seem to want to happen.
Sorry but this is straight up BLASPHEMY!!!! An absolute DISGRACE to the sport of auto racing as a whole!!!
— SteelerNation (@mnorman0500) December 12, 2022
Bye bye to the gas man job.
— Wesley Parker (@WesParker22) December 12, 2022
People it's a pit stop practice car you guys are acting like they're racing it on the track my god. They're just saving money so they don't have to keep getting gas for it jeez chill out
— Pat👌🏾 (@PatrickTuggles) December 12, 2022
No feeling of power? Tell me you’ve never driven an electric car without telling me…there is no greater sensation of sheer power than EVs. I have one with 500hp and it’s unmatched by anything gasoline powered I’ve ever driven, including a 911 or corvette.
— suBOURBONite (@pilot_1_9er) December 13, 2022
They work outside, it helps crews not have fumes all day and headaches. Much easier and no noise. https://t.co/SvM6fdRGOv huge muscle car collector so im not ev guy but they have their place and its the future.
— magicdan (@magicdan151) December 13, 2022
I like Formule E, but it's very much an entertainment-oriented motorsport. NASCAR doesn't feel like a sport that could go full electric, it just doesn't work. Hybrid could possibly work, but that's about as far as it can go.
— Kasper_Subaru 🎌 (@N4SCARfaN) December 13, 2022
Sooooo…. Everyone poopooing on the EV car. Don't forget, California will be all EV soon. No NASCAR or any racing in Cali if they DON'T go electric at some point. Lots of racin' happens in Cali.
— Josh (@Masshole_In_SLC) December 14, 2022
As many fans pointed out, the car will certainly cut fuel costs and carbon footprint, while also making the area a lot less noisy place to work on.
What are your thoughts on JGR’s new electric car and NASCAR possibly going electric in the future? Let us know in the comments.
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