The Last Lap: Inside The Race Car: Life At 190 M.P.H.

Imagine hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic at dangerous speeds. Winston Cup drivers face it 10 months a year

DRAFTING Drivers race in single file "trains." The first car creates a vacuum and pulls the others along. Traveling up to 200 m.p.h., cars may be inches apart. The closer they are, the faster they go

WATCH THE WALLS Gravel and pieces of worn tire blow to the outside of corners, often causing loss of control

TRADIN' PAINT Adjacent cars, up to four wide, jostle for position and nudge one another in an attempt to pass. Earnhardt, renowned for his aggressive driving, was a master of forcing opposing cars to drop back

NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAR It gets just over 5...

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