A 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen car will pace a Toyota-sponsored NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway.
Electric NASCAR? Not Yet, Just Dozens Of Teslas On Track
Ask the average NASCAR fan whether they think the sport should go electric, and the response probably wouldn't be repeatable in polite company. Fans of electric cars already know they can be fast and with success at events like Pikes Peak, they can win against gasoline vehicles too. But NASCAR is...Antony Ingram
2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost: Yes, You Can Hit 47 mpg, But...
With more new-car buyers than ever wanting higher gas mileage in their next car, automakers are keen to show just how efficient their latest models can be. Which is probably why Ford took to its oval test track in Dearborn, Michigan, with four NASCAR stars to prove that its 2013 Fusion with...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
NASCAR Star Builds Racing Prius In Toyota Charity Challenge
Think of the high-gas mileage Toyota Prius, and you’re unlikely to make the jump to the high-octane, big-buck world of NASCAR racing. But thanks to the $50,000 charity Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge event being sponsored by Toyota ahead of the 2012 SEMA show, the two worlds will collide...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2012 Ford Focus Electric To Pace NASCAR Race
Since it was officially launched at the end of last year, only a handful of 2012 Ford Focus Electric hatchbacks have been sold. That’s hardly surprising considering Ford has been particularly cautious about spending large amounts of money advertising its first production electric car. In...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
NASCAR Stars Go Green In Chevy Volts... Off Track, At Least
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and five-time champ Jimmie Johnson might earn their living in gas-guzzling V8 Chevy Impalas, but on the roads it's a different story. In contrast to the champions' high-octane lifestyles, on a day off you're more likely to see them cruising around...Antony Ingram
Think of motor racing in the U.S. and you’re likely to think of NASCAR. But while the race track may still be the ultimate celebration of high-power, high-octane internal combustion engined glory , it turns out that NASCAR isn’t the antithesis of electric cars that you might expect. At least, not when it comes to the drivers. Enter Columbian-born Juan Pablo Montoya. Former Formula One World Champion and current NASCAR driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet Impala, Montoya has a dirty secret: He’s just got a 2011 Chevrolet Volt and he likes it. According to an interview he gave...