We’re closing in on the ultimate handful of weeks of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Collection season, the inventory automobile collection’ seventy fifth anniversary marketing campaign. To have fun, every week by the top of the season, Ryan McGee is presenting his high 5 favourite issues concerning the sport.
High 5 best-looking vehicles? Test. High 5 hardest drivers? We have it. High 5 mustaches? There might be just one, so possibly not.
With out additional ado, our 75 favourite issues about NASCAR, celebrating 75 years of inventory automobile racing.
Earlier installments: Hardest drivers | Best races | Finest title fights | Finest-looking vehicles | Worst-looking vehicles | Greatest cheaters | Greatest what-ifs | Weirdest racetracks
5 greatest racetracks
As we proceed to roll by our NASCAR seventy fifth anniversary celebration by way of our weekly top-five all-time best lists, we additionally combat to correctly roll by the perfect racing line, in search of to attain the right stability between loopy and superior. Like Cale Yarborough qualifying at Daytona in 1983, one lap you might be operating 200-plus mph and the following you possibly can completely lose the deal with and wind up airborne and the other way up.
One week in the past, we revealed our high 5 weirdest racetracks. So, it solely is smart to counter that goofiness with greatness. So, seize a helmet, strap these belts tight and observe the tempo automobile out onto the asphalt (though, please not as shut as Dale Earnhardt messing with Elmo Langley again within the day) as we current our high 5 all-time best NASCAR racetracks.
Honorable point out: Charlotte Speedway
No, not the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not even the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval or the Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway. Nope, simply plain ol’ Charlotte Speedway, the three-quarter-mile red-clay oval positioned simply southwest of sleepy downtown Charlotte.
It was soiled, uneven, as dry on one finish because it was a mud bathroom on the opposite. It hosted a dozen Cup Collection (then Strictly Inventory) occasions from 1949 to 1956 and topped eight winners, 4 of whom are already within the NASCAR Corridor of Fame and two extra who ought to be (ahem, Fonty Flock and Speedy Thompson).
The rationale it makes