of the Future
NASCAR of the future will most likely not resemble
anything like it is today. NASCAR has been around for 50 years
and people have rebelled at all the changes during that time only
to later accept those changes.
NASCAR of the future will be no different. There will be faster
cars running on different fuels and in safer vehicles, yet a call
for better safety by those who don't wish to see one person injured
in one of the riskiest sports on the planet.
When on pictures NASCAR of the future one is drawn to the fact
that cars are always evolving as automotive technology advances.
Competition and a lust for speed drives the fan base and future
technology will drive the rest.
For instance, gasoline may not always be the fuel of choice in
the future years. In fact, it most decidedly will not be. Other
fuels that NASCAR drivers may use include biofuels, hydrogen gas
or liquid, hydrogen peroxide, nitrogen gas or liquid, liquid oxygen
or even nuclear power.
Nuclear power may seem way out there, but the first nuclear car
was designed in 1958 by Ford so a precedent has already been set.
NASCAR of the Future will probably involve some sorts of hydrogen
vehicles as the current ones give off zero emissions and this may
be a reason to move to them in the future.
In addition, liquid hydrogen and hydrogen peroxide vehicles have
already made a name for themselves on the racetrack. Vehicles powered
by hydrogen gas will shortly follow. The Hydrogen Electric Racing
Federation will host its first race the Hydrogen 500 in 2010. And,
the Formula Zero Go-Cart Race is set to begin before that time.
It's only a matter of time until NASCAR of the future goes hydrogen.
This will satisfy a need for clean speed that many already have.
Written by Kevin Lepton