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Bobby Isaac's Winged 1971 Daytona 500 Racecar

Aerodynamics and Raw Horsepower Were The Focus in the Early 70s

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Huge wings dominated the racecars in 1971 as aerodynamics were becoming better understood.
Bobby Isaac's winged 1971 Daytona 500 racecar

Bobby Isaac's winged 1971 Daytona 500 racecar

Photo Credit: Bobby Isaac 1971 Daytona 500 / RacingOne Multimedia
Some features of a 1971 Daytona 500 race car:
  • Roll bars thicker and more obvious
  • Giant wings provide downforce for improved handling
  • Engine development is a primary focus as engines reach maximum of 7,000 RPM
  • Sponsorships continue to grow
  • 1971 race winning average speed 144.462 MPH

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