NASCAR Race Car Cost

NASCAR Race Car Cost

NASCAR most popular racing sport in United States. But how much it will cost to build a car for Sprint Cup series. A source revealed most of the top racing teams build their own engines for cars from scratch. According to sources it took 100 hours to 120 hours to build the engine. Almost $60,000 to $100,000 estimated cost come to build the engine. Hendrick Motosports who support different sprint cup racing teams, build somewhere 600 engines a year with 95 person engine expert team. NASCAR race car cost almost $400k based on the materials and parts reliability.

NASCAR Race Car Cost 2020





$60,000 – $150,000



$350 – $500 (per race)



$70,000 – $120,000

Not reported

Accident Cost

$30,000 – $50,000


Built-up Price

$170,000 – $400,000


NASCAR race car cost increased, when the teams spend money on the advancement during the season or before the season. According to report (TSM Sportz) NASCAR top racing teams increase their budget for tires. Almost $20,000 invested by teams for the tire needs.

NASCAR Engine Cost ($150,000): After 100 to 120 hours of work, engine of Nascar built. In 2016 report revealed that engine cost maximum $80,000. But when the top teams look for advancement make a better engine it will cost more $150,000.

NASCAR Chassis Cost ($120,000): The body of NASCAR build for aerodynamics and safety with only 1 person seating capacity. To manage the weight and and parts placement body design build. The maximum cost in last 4-5 years come on NASCAR body maximum $120k but normal body with not much adjustments and small changes build with in ($70k) budget.

NASCAR Tires Cost ($20,000): Tires are the most costly part in NASCAR racing, mostly teams don’t buy the tires they get them on lease from (Goodyear) who are official supplier of tires in NASCAR. A source revealed that each tire cost maximum $350 – $500 which means teams invest $20,000 for each race. The tires used in the race are hand constructed from (layers of rubberized material) and rubber-coated steel cables known as (beads).

NASCAR Accidental Cost ($50,000): In case if accident occur during the race maximum damage a car can cost to racing team is ($50,000) which include repairing procedure of chassis and engine if the damage. A source in 2016 (Crunchy Sports) reported, race car minimum damage upto ($10,000 – $30,000) in NASCAR racing.

The above information based on NASCAR race car cost obtain from trusted sources. The prices of car racing parts might increase or decrease in future the details will be updated here later if any changes made to their cost. Formula 1 cars cost expensive compare to NASCAR sprint cup car production.