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What is really the difference between WC and BGN? Courtesy NASCAR Public Relations Daytona, Fla. Many questions persist among many new fans regarding the difference between the two series. ENGINES The NASCAR Busch Series runs a...

What is really the difference between WC and BGN?

Courtesy NASCAR Public Relations Daytona, Fla.

Many questions persist among many new fans regarding the difference between the two series.

ENGINES

The NASCAR Busch Series runs a 9.5:1 compression ratio V-8 engine with a minimum of 350 and a maximum of 358 cubic inches. NASCAR Winston Cup runs a 14.0:1 compression ratio V-8 engine at Daytona and Talladega with an unlimited compression ratio at all other tracks (16). The NASCAR Winston Cup engine also runs a minimum 350 and a maximum of 358 cubic inches.

BODIES

The NASCAR Busch Series runs a 105-inch wheel base. The NASCAR Winston Cup Series runs a 110-inch wheel base.

WEIGHT

The NASCAR Busch Series cars weigh 3,300 pounds. The NASCAR Winston Cup Series cars weigh 3,400 pounds.

Other than these specific differences, as well as a few cosmetic alterations, the remainder of the rules pertaining to the NASCAR Busch Series also apply to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

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