Originally Posted by WongTamiya
I was just wondering if anyone was actually intersted in Nascar in RC. It seems cool to me as you can get a kind of simulation race with stock cars and pit stops. More like a nascar oval endurance race. I don't know about any bodies or chassis designed for this kind of race though, besides maybe toy grade.
I actually worked in NASCAR in Charlotte in the early 90's and lots of crew members would race RC in their spare time. You would be amazed at the big NASCAR names that played with toy cars. Some of use even got chastised for getting more serious about our toy cars than the day job.
I remember a lot of full size racing companies even getting into RC for a while. Longacre scales even made an rc version briefly!
A certain driver in NASCAR even went on to buy a RC car company.
I was at a ROAR Nationals a few years back when a relatively well known driver (that frequents this group) was flying from back and forth from the Nats to a big NASCAR race.
Some of the big boys love RC because you get to be the driver, owner, crew chief, engineer, engine guy, and mechanic- all yourself.
The big teams have so much specialization you are kind of just a cog in a wheel.
Not so in RC racing.