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Bobby Isaac's Winged 1971 Daytona 500 Racecar

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


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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