Past Gas #209: Dodge Charger Daytona: The Car That Was Too Fast for NASCAR

Past Gas #209: Dodge Charger Daytona: The Car That Was Too Fast for NASCAR

By Donut Media

Talladega was a prime testing facility because it was the fastest circle track on the planet, and Chrysler was there to set a record. The day was overcast and cool as NASCAR legend Buddy Baker shifted into gear and pulled onto the track. It didn’t take long for the driver to smash the 200 mph record. What was this top secret car that Chrysler hired NASCAR royalty to test? How did they shatter open-wheel Indy Car records with a lowly stock car? How did this weird, but effective, race car win back Richard “The King” Petty after he ditched Chrysler for Ford? Today on Past Gas, we dig into the incredible tale of the Dodge Charger Daytona. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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