Fastest qualifying track records in NASCAR History
1987. Bill Elliott's 212.809 MPH (342.4 kmh) lap at Talladega
1987. Bill Elliott's 210.364 MPH (338.4 kmh) lap at Daytona
1997. Geoffrey Bodine's 197.478 MPH (317.6 kmh) lap at Atlanta
NASCAR occasionally changes the rules to keep speeds down in the name of safety.
The fastest NASCAR Race
The fastest NASCAR race was the Winston Select 500, now known as the Aaron's 499, on May 10, 1997 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
The 500 mile race had no caution flags and as a result Mark Martin took the checkered flag with the fastest average speed of any NASCAR race: 188.4mph (303.1 km/h).
What is the fastest Nascar speed ever?
The NASCAR-spec Dodge Charger was driven by American multiple land and water speed record-holder Russ Wicks, who set a world land speed record for the NASCAR class of 244.9 mph (397 km/h) in 2007. Wicks’ feat was accomplished on the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats and verified by the Guinness Book of Records.