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The Piston Cup Racing Series (known as Hudson Hornet Piston Cup in circa 2010-2011) is auto racing series championship in most of time of stock cars. Circa 2017-2018 in race started dominate high-tech generation of racing cars.

History

1950s seasons

HudsonFlip

Hudson's flip manever on Thomasville Speedway.

In 1950s seasons the cars were production vehicles with no modifications allowed. The term stock car implied that the vehicles racing were unmodified street cars. In this era tracks was on dirt. In 1951 Hudson Hortnet started racing and wan in 1951, 1052 and 1953 season. Hachieved thirteen victories in 1951, twenty-seven victories in 1952, and twenty-two victories in 1953 and sixteen victories in 1954.[1] In one of this seasons started racing Louise Nash, first and only one women in time of her racers. She won three races in a row in her first season against Hudson Hornet. Because of discrimination she had to steal her racing number to get her first chance on the track. But Louise's fearless driving style soon won her the respect of every car she raced. In race in one of this seasons on Thomasville Speedway Hornet was pushed against the wall by Leroy Heming. But with quick thinking, Hudson performed a flip maneuver over him and crossed the finish line.

DocsCrash

Hudson's crash.

In 1951 on race on Daytona Beach while power sliding at Fireball Beach, Hudson Hornet lost control and rolled several times, receiving serious damage, and after that, he was hospitalized. His injuries rendered him unable to compete for the rest of the season. While Hornet made a healthy recovery and he was forced to retire.

1960s-1990 seasons

In later seasons there was started using speedways with hard surface and started racing stock cars created for the needs of the competition. In late 1970s 2 seasons won Kraig Shiftright and in 1990s 3 seasons won Klint Shiftright. One season in at an unspecified moment wan Haul Inngas.

2005 season

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Lightning McQueen, Strip Weathers, and Chick Hicks

In 2005 season, Lightning McQueen was a rookie. His first race was at Glen Ellyn. The 2005 season saw seven-time Piston Cup champion Strip Weathers, constant runner-up Chick Hicks, and popular new rookie Lightning McQueen as the leading competitors. The final race of the season, called the Dinoco 400, was held at the Motor Speedway of the South. The three leading racers all had a score of 5013 points, meaning whichever of the three placed first would take home the Piston Cup and the coveted Dinoco sponsorship.

Towards the start of the race, a large accident was caused by Chick Hicks with the intention of separating himself from the gaining McQueen. The accident involved every racer except for Weathers, Hicks, and McQueen, as the ladder skillfully managed to make his way through the crash without taking any damage. The other racers received damage, however, such as Chuck Armstrong, who was taken out of the race by a tow truck.

ThreeWayTie

The first three-way tie in Piston Cup history.

Subsequently, Lightning McQueen arrogantly refused pit stops, which allowed him to gain an entire lap advantage on the other racers, which continued into the final lap of the race. However, as McQueen rounded the final turn, his tires blew out, leaving him crawling to the finish line. The other racers caught up to him, and McQueen, Hicks, and Weathers all crossed the finish line at the same time, making it the first three-way tie in Piston Cup history. A tie-breaker race between the three was set to be held at the Los Angeles International Speedway.

However, during Lightning's journey there, he fell out of his trailer and ended up in the small town of Radiator Springs, where he accidentally ripped up the road and was sentenced to community service. Once Lightning served his time, he was taken to the race, where he found it difficult to concentrate due to missing the friends he made while there. However, Lightning was joyful when he discovered that Hudson and the other townspeople had come to serve as his pit crew.

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McQueen assists Weathers to the finish line.

Lightning, who had learned new abilities from his friends, utilized them during the race, which allowed him to hold up well against his two competitors, eventually taking the lead. Hicks, frustrated with constantly placing behind Weathers, performed a pit maneuver on him, causing the seven-time champion to spin out of control and take heavy damage. McQueen, noticing similarities between Weathers' and Hudson's accidents, stopped just before the finish line and reversed up to Weathers, and helped him to the finish line, believing the old-timer should finish his last race. Despite being the victor, Hicks was booed for his actions, while McQueen was congratulated for his good sportsmanship.

2006-2015 seasons

Hudson Hornet Piton Cup

Hudson Hornet Piston Cup trophy

McQueen won 7 times the Piston Cup series in 2010 and between 2006-2016. After Doc Hudson's death in 2009,[2] the Piston Cup renamed the Hudson Hornet Piston Cup, in his honor, and McQueen's team was left without a crew chief. Immediately, following the 2010 season, McQueen was invited to compete in the World Grand Prix. From 2010 to 2013, the Hudson Hornet Piston Cup was renamed back to "Piston Cup", and the logo changed as well.

2016 season

McQueenSwiftWeathersSpeak

Bobby Swift, Cal Weathers and Lightning McQueen.

At the Dinoco Light 350 in the Motor Speedway of the South, Lightning won the race. In the next race at Rocker Arms International, McQueen and Cal both went for first place at last lap with Cal being the winner. The Georgia Motor Speedway race was won by McQueen.
BnL Speedway

Jackson Storm and Harvey Rodcap

At the Dinoco 400 at Copper Canyon Speedway, McQueen was in the lead with Bobby second and Cal third, but all three were beaten by rookie Jackson Storm. Storm also won the next races at the Motor Speedway of the South, Grandol Oil Co. Raceway, BnL Raceway, and Rustbelt Raceway. After the last one, Cal Weathers retired from the sport, racing by the tip of his uncle, and many other veteran racers leave the sport too, leaving only a handful remaining.

Before the race at Los Angeles International Speedway, Bobby Swift retired too. After the race's start, McQueen started to overtake others and even catch Storm on last laps. When they both came in to pit, McQueen's pit stop was faster than Storm's, and Lightning took the lead. Jackson quickly caught up with Lightning and took the lead. Following Storm's words of McQueen possibly retiring, McQueen slowed down and was overtaken by Daniel Swervez and Chase Racelott, losing two positions.

TreadlessMcQueenCrash

McQueen's crash.

McQueen tried to catch Storm and the others, but he lost control and was sent into a roll which left him unable to compete. Lightning was hospitalized, while Storm proceeded to win the race and become the 2016 Piston Cup champion.

2017 season

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Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm

Four months later, McQueen and Cruz Ramirez were practicing and getting McQueen into shape with the goal of beating Storm at the Florida 500 at the Florida International Super Speedway. Lightning missed all qualification sessions, and because of this, he would start dead last. The first time after Doc's death, McQueen had a crew chief, Smokey, former crew chief of Doc. After the race's start, McQueen quickly began overtaking others and made steady progress through the ranks.

In the middle of the race, the new owner of Rust-eze, Sterling, said to Cruz that she should train racers instead of watching the race. Lightning heard that on the team radio and remembered that Cruz dreamed to be a racer. McQueen forgot about the race and did not notice a big accident in front of him. He perormed every move and continued the race. When all racers were called back to the pits, McQueen said that Cruz Ramirez should come back.
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Cruz as Racer number 51

McQueen asked Guido to change her tires, Fillmore to refuel and Ramone to repaint her. After that, he had a surprised Cruz take his place. Later, Lightning became her crew chief. Using tactics she learned while practicing with Lightning, Ramirez was able to overcome other racers, and even caught up with Jackson Storm. He attempted to distract her from winning and went as far as pushing her against the wall when she tried to pass him. Cruz performed a flip over Storm, as Doc Hudson done in the 1950s, and won the race. Officially, McQueen won the race too, because Lightning and Cruz raced with the same numbers. After the race, she signed with Dinoco, with McQueen as her crew chief, and chose number 51 as a tribute to the Hudson Hornet. Cruz continued to win races in the rest of the season.

Races

Old Pisto Cup logo

Old Piston Cup logo.

The Piston Cup races are big events sponsored by lots of trademarks and covered by the Racing Sports Network (RSN), which creates live televised broadcasts, in addition to providing other media coverage. Modern races take place at huge racing stadiums, which traditionally have oval-shaped tracks, although the shape may slightly vary from track to track, such as at the Los Angeles International Speedway.

A Piston Cup championship consists of various races where the competitors earn points in relation to their placement in the final rankings of the event. At the end of the season, the car with the most points wins the championship and receives a Piston Cup trophy, as well as sponsorship from Dinoco, a fuel brand closely associated with the Piston Cup series.

Races can vary from seven to 500 laps. Each competitor has a team of pitties, a crew chief and a hauler, which are sponsored, and may help the racer by giving advice via headsets, and by providing fuel and tire changes during pit stops.

Speedways

Image Name Description
BnL Speedway
BnL Raceway A standard race track.
Chadrlotte Springs Speedway
Charlotte Springs Speedway A standard race track.
Dtaa
DataShift Raceway A standard race track.
CopperCanyon
Copper Canyon A standard race track.
Florida 500
Florida International Super Speedway A next-generation race track located in Florida
Georgia Motor Speedway
Georgia Motor Speedway A standard track supported by Mood Springs.
GrandolOilCoRaceway
Grandol Oil Co. Raceway A standard race track supported by Grandol Oil Co..
Chick Hicks congratulating Jackson Storm in his win
Heartland Motor Speedway A standard race track.
LA Speedway 4
Los Angeles International Speedway A large stadium located in Los Angeles, California. The track has two straightaways of the different lengths; the first perfectly straight, with the second having a slight curve.
MSS - Cars 1
Motor Speedway of the South A large, ovular stadium located in Motor City. Piston Cup events held here often take place when the sky is dark, and because of this, the track is surrounded by lights.
Rocker Arms International -2
Rocker Arms International A standard race track.
RustbeltRaceway
Rustbelt Raceway A standard race track.
Rayo Mcqueen -8
Thomasville Speedway A now-abandoned stadium with a dirt track.

List of racers

See also: List of racers by driver number

Former

Number Image Name Sponsor(s) Years Championships
? Slide Powers ? 1949-1955
? Kurt Shiftright ? 1949-1950s
? Kraig Shiftright ? 1970s-1980s 1978, 1979
? Klint Shiftright ? 1970s-2000s 1991, 1992, 1993
? Darrel Draggered ? 1990s-2005
?
Gus1
Gus O'Line ? 1950s-1960s
? Dash Rallyman ? 1990s-2005
? Buck Schooner ? 1990s-2005
? Spyder Dangerford ? 1980s-1990s
00
Jimmy Cables00
Jimmy Cables Intersection 2009-2016
01 Sammysmelter Sammy Smelter Rust-eze 1977-2004
4 Rusty Cornfuel Rusty Cornfuel Tow Cap 1991-2005
4
Jack DePost4
Jack DePost Tow Cap 2006-2016
5
Lane locke5
Lane Locke SynerG 2008-2016
6
Markus Krankzler Artwork
Markus Krankzler Transberry Juice 2012-2016
8 Dale earnhardt, jr Dale Earnhardt, Junior Dale Earnhardt Inc. 2000-2010s
8
Levimitchan
Levi Mitchan Kirby Farm Implement & Supply Co.

Junior's Body Repair Bowling Green

1950s-1960s
11
10racer
Rusty Manifold Colt NPA 770

Duke Coulters' Hoodache Powder

1950s-1970s
11 JMoon Junior Moon 1950s-1960s
11 Mario andretti Mario Andretti 427 C.I.

1960s-1970s

11
Chip gearingssssss
Chip Gearings Combustr 2008-2016
12
12racerunknown1950s
Unknown Fireball Beach Fire Department 1950s-1960s
15
Clutchencarl15
Carl Clutchen Easy Idle 2012-2016
17
Robinson
Robinson Southern Gold

Make Way

1950s-1960s
17
Darrel Cartrip
Darrell Cartrip DWstore.com 1977-1999 1981, 1982, 1985
19
File:Bobby-0.png
Bobby Swift Octane Gain 2006-2016
21
Speedycomet21
Speedy Comet Blinkr 2008-2016
23
Stusammy
Sammy 1950s-1960s 1954
24 Brick yardley Brick Yardley Vitoline 2007-2016
25
Cars25
1950s-1960s
26 26 Racer Unknown Arrow 1950s-1960s
28 Aiken Axler Aiken Axler Nitroade 2003-2010
28
Philtanskon28
Phil Tankson Nitroade 2011-2016
29
29racer
Unknown 1950s-1960s
31
Terrykargas31
Terry Kargas TripleDent 2000-2001, 2008-2016
33 Chuck Armstrong Chuck Armstrong Mood Springs 1989-2007
33
Dud throttleman33
Dud Throttleman Mood Springs 2008-2016
34 RiverScottCars3Artwork River Scott 1950s-1960s
34
IMG 3092
Dirkson D'Agostino Trunk Fresh 1997-2016
35 Kevin Racingtire Kevin Racingtire Shifty Drug

2003-2004 (part-time), 2005-2006 

36 Eugene Carbureski Eugene Carbureski Tank Coat 1983-2007
36
Rebmeekertankcoat
Reb Meeker Tank Coat 2008-2017
39 Ryan Shields Ryan Shields View Zeen 1994-2007
39 Buck Buck Bearingly View Zeen 2008-2016
41 41racer Unknown 1950s-1960s
42 CalWeathersCars3Artwork Cal Weathers Dinoco 2006-2016 2007,2010,2013
43 The king Strip Weathers Dinoco 1970-2005 1976,1980,1984,1988,1994,1998,2001
48
T G Castlenut48
T.G. Castlenut Re-Volting 2008-2016
51 DocRacing Hudson Hornet Twin-H-Power 1951-1954 1951, 1952, 1953
51 Ruby Easy Oaks Ruby Oaks Easy Idle 1988-2011
52 Claude Scruggs-0 Claude Scruggs Leak Less 1980-2008
52
LeakLess2018
Brian Spark Leak Less 2009-2017
54 Johnny Blamer Johnny Blamer Faux Wheel Drive 1995-2005
54
TommyHighbankshq
Tommy Highbanks Faux Wheel Drive 2006-2016
56 BrushCurberpromo Brush Curber Fiber Fuel 1992-2008
58 Billy Oilchanger Billy Oilchanger Octane Gain 1990-2005
61 James Cleanair James Cleanair Vitoline 1979-2006
63 Lee Revkins Lee Revkins Transberry Juice

1999-2011

64 220px-Winford Bradford Rutherford Winford Bradford Rutherford RPM 1999-2011   
64
HTF-Disney-Pixar-Cars-3-64-RPM-AKA-Bruce64
Bruce Miller RPM 2012-2016
64
Slimhood
"Slim" Hood The Plaza Supermarket

Sludge Cola Motor Oil Bristol. TN Re-Volting Southern Gold

1950s-1960s
67
Carboncyber222222
Carbon Cyber 2009-2016
68 Manny Flywheel Manny Flywheel N20 Cola 1998-2007
68
ParkerBrakeston68
Parker Brakeston N2O Cola 2008-2016
70
Floyd1
Floyd Mulvihill Gasprin           2005-2016
73 Misti Motorkross Misti Motorkrass Rev-N-Go 1980-2009
73
Bandicam 2018-07-08 16-38-14-334
Unknown Rev-N-Go 2010-2017
74 Slider Petrolski Slider Petrolski Sidewall Shine 1999-2011
76 Crusty Rotor Crusty Rotor Vinyl Toupee 1986-2007
76
Revroadages
Rev Roadages Vinyl Toupee 2008-2017
79 Haul Inngas Haul Inngas Retread 1991-2008 1990s
80 Sage VanDerSpin Sage VanDerSpin Gask-its 2004-2007
80
Rex Revlergaskits
Rex Revler Gask-its 2008-2016
82
Shinywax2017
Darren Leadfoot Shiny Wax 2003-2017
82
Guzzler
Guzzler Lucky's Bar & Grill

The Radicals Car Club Motor Oil Clint's Bait & Tackle

1950s-1960s
84 Davey Apex Davey Apex Re-Volting 1998-2007
84 Mac iCar Mac iCar Apple, Inc. 1999-2009
84
Macunnamed
Apple, Inc. 2010-2016
86 Chick Hicks Chick Hicks HtB 1984-2009 2005
90
Bandicam 2018-07-09 13-32-56-646
Rusty Dipstick Grandol Oil Co.

Frostal Air Filters Re-Volting

1950s-1960s
90
Ponchy Wipeout
Ponchy Wipeout Bumper Save 1998-2017
91 91racer Randy Lawson Sputter Stop 1950s-1960s
92
Index2017mu
Murray Clutchburn Sputter Stop 1985-2017
93
Indexerniegearson
Ernie Gearson                          Spare Mint 1978-2016
94 Louise Nash Louise Nash 1950s-1960s
95 LightningMcQueenCars3 Lightning McQueen Smell Swell (former)

Rust-eze

2005-2017

2006,2008,2009,2011,2012,2014,2015
101 Greg Candyman Greg Candyman Tach-O-Mint 1982-2007
117
Indexralphcarlow
Ralph Carlow Lil' Torquey Pistons 2000-2017
121 Kevin Shiftright Kevin Shiftright Clutch Aid 2001-2012
121
Dinodraftsky2018
Dino Draftsky Clutch Aid 2013-2017
123
Todd Marcus Cars 4
Todd Marcus No Stall 2003-2016
300 Rvltng Leroy Heming Re-Volting

Faraday Valley Dealers

1951-1962

Current

Number Image Name Sponsor(s) Years Championships
00
Flip dover00
Flip Dover Intersection 2016-present
2.0 JacksonStormCars3Artwork Jackson Storm IGNTR 2016-present 2016
4
J.d. mcpillartowcap4
J.D. McPillar Tow Cap 2016-present
5
Spikeyfillupsnew5
Spikey Fillups SynerG 2016-present
6 Bubba wheelhouse Bubba Wheelhouse, Jr. Transberry Juice 2016-present
11
Adolf Bumpler (His legal name)wrong
Unknown Combustr 2016-present
15
Next-Gen Easy Idle-0
Harvey Rodcap Easy Idle 2016- present
19 Daniel swervez Daniel Swervez Octane Gain 2016- present
21 Ryan inside laney (1) Ryan Laney Blinkr 2016-present
24 Chase racelott Chase Racelott Vitoline 2016-present
28
Treadless, Tim2-0
Tim Treadless Nitroade 2016-present
31
CamSpinner
Cam Spinner TripleDent 2016-present
33 Garfield Ed Truncan Mood Springs 2016-present
34 34Racer Steve LaPage Trunk Fresh 2016-present
36
RichMixon
Rich Mixon Tank Coat 2017-present
39
Michaelrotor
Michael Rotor View Zeen 2017-present
48
Aaron clockernextgen
Aaron Clocker Re-Volting 2016-present
51
(formerly 95)
Cruz sponsorowana przez Dinoco Cruz Ramirez Rust-eze (former)
Dinoco
2017-present 2017
52 Leak Unknown Leak Less 2017-present
54
HerbCurbler2
Herb Curbler Faux Wheel Drive 2016-present
64
Indexbarry
Barry DePedal RPM 2016-present
67
Mqdefaultcarbonnnnnnnnnnnnn
Unknown Carbon Cyber 2016-present
68
Hqdefaulthjhollis
H.J. Hollis N2O Cola 2016-present
70 Gas Richie Gunzit Gasprin 2016-present
73
NGRG
Unknown Rev-N-Go 2017-present
76
Maxresdefaultvinyltoupee
Unknown Vinyl Toupee 2017-present
80
Gaskitsnexgen
Unknown Gask-its 2016-present
82
Conradcamber
Conrad Camber Shiny Wax 2017-present
84
J.P.Drive new artwork84
J.P. Drive Apple, Inc. 2016-present
90
PaulConrevomg
Paul Conrev Bumper Save 2017-present
92
SheldonShifteryehey
Sheldon Shifter Sputter Stop 2017-present
93
Jameswinconsin
Unknown Spare Mint 2016-present
117
Brandon Martinez (2)wow
Eric Braker Lil' Torquey Pistons 2017-present
121 AdamCrash Unknown Clutch Aid 2017-present
123
NGNS
Unknown No Stall 2016-present

List of champions

Non-canon histories

  • In Raily Race comics Hudson Hornet was show as Hudson's accident after its he ends his racing carier. It was show that crash caused by his rival, Sammy, that sideswiped him out, and Doc hit racer with number 57, somersaulted and landed on wheels, while Sammy won that race and became a champion.
OldPistonCup1949

1949

Piston Cup logo2005

2005 (2013-2016)

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2005, 2013-2016 (Alternate)

HHPCLOGOo

2010-2013

Pistoncup2016

2016

Trivia

  • The Piston Cup is based on the real world Winston Cup, awarded to NASCAR champions from 1971 to 2003. In 2004, however, NASCAR severed relations with Winston and the award became the Nextel Cup, quickly changing to the Sprint Cup after Sprint bought out Nextel. Incidentally, the Hudson Hornet competed in the Grand National era of 1950 to 1970. Title sponsorship with Sprint ended after 2016, merging with Monster Energy to create a new title, the "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series", starting in 2017. Before 1950, in 1949 there was "Strictly stock".
  • In real life, contemporary NASCAR vehicles would not be able to compete against vehicles of the Grand National era. This is because modern NASCAR vehicles are spec, racing-built sedans with sophisticated racing technology whereas Grand National era cars are modified production cars. Today's NASCAR sedans would greatly outperform the stock cars of the Grand National era. Also, NASCAR safety technology has dramatically evolved since the Grand National era and thus drivers of such vehicles would be at a greater safety risk than those driving today's NASCAR sedans.

Notes and references

  1. These statistics can be found in descriptions of Hudson's racing history at Cars Land in California.
  2. Concept art Cars 3 concept art.
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