NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 10 Biggest Technological Innovations of the Last 10 Years

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NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 10 Biggest Technological Innovations of the Last 10 Years
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series falls victim to a common misconception when the uninitiated take a look at it.

They often have the impression that the teams are just a handful of shade tree mechanics souping up the family car in the backyard and taking it racing on Sunday afternoon.

It couldn't be farther from the truth.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series features some of the world's most exotic automobiles.

They'll never have a dashboard like KITT on Knight Rider, but the technology that goes into the cars allows the teams to milk every last thousandth of a second in speed out of the car while keeping the drivers safer than they've ever been.

Here's a look at ten technological advances that have changed NASCAR in the last 10 years. They've made it safer, more competitive than ever, and a little more attractive to the sponsors necessary to keep the sport moving forward.

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