As any NASCAR fan who’s suffered through a rain delay knows, even a tiny amount of the wet stuff brings an immediate halt to races on ovals. Not so on road courses, where cars can run special rain tires and use windshield wipers to keep going in the rain.
Do NASCAR cars have windshield wipers?
The cars are also equipped with windshield wipers and a flashing rear brake light for racing in the rain, which only occurs on NASCAR’s road courses.
What is on the windshield of NASCAR?
The windshields on NASCAR race cars are made of Lexan, which is the same polycarbonate material used on fighter-plane canopies. This material is very strong, but also surprisingly soft. This softness is actually what gives it its strength. When an object hits the Lexan windshield, it doesn’t shatter it.
Are the NASCAR races on today?
No, there is not a NASCAR race today, and there won’t be one until the second weekend of August. All three national series (Cup, Xfinity and Truck) are taking two weekends off during this year’s Olympics.
What do they pull off NASCAR windshields?
Racing Windshield Tear-Offs – NASCAR Tear-Offs
- Armors against chips, dings and breakage from rocks and flying debris.
- Optically clear.
- Individual layers can be removed as needed with no leftover residue.
- Works on glass, Lexan and polycarbonate windshields.
- These tear-offs come fitted for your existing windshield.