NASCAR has long been criticized for meandering away from its roots. The “stock cars” raced on Sunday are nothing like the “stock” cars you’ll see at the showroom on Monday. The series has seen this criticism and is responding to it by making cars that look more like the real things you can buy.
Does this mean the technology will also make its way there? While they are now fuel-injected, we find it unlikely that the next Ford Fusion will have a roaring V8 mated to a four-speed transmission and a live-axle rear end. But here's hoping this reality check is a sign of things to come for the racing series.
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