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The Piston Cup Racing Series (known as the Hudson Hornet Piston Cup Racing Series from 2010-2013) is a racing series championship that has hosted championships for decades, across several generations of racers and champions. The Piston Cup series is known to date back to at least 1940's, where the Slide Powers and others competed in dirt tracks. In modern times, however, racers compete in large stadiums, with carefully maintained racetracks and immense space for spectators.

Season history

Late 1940s

The Piston Cup was created at 1940s, that years races held at dirt tracks. Only known competitor of that time is Slide Powers.

1951-1953 seasons

HudsonFlip

Hudson's flip move.

The 1951, 1952, and 1953 Piston Cup seasons were won by the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, during his prime. Hudson acquired three Piston Cup trophies, despite his philosophy that they are "just empty cups".

At that years Hudson had a rival, Gus O'Line. At one race they raced bumper to bumper, but at last lap Gus' semi-axis dislocated and he did not finished, that race was won by Hornet. After that race, Hud fixed Gus' semi-axel and O'Line said, that Hornet should be doctor, but Hudson did not believe him. During one race at the Thomasville Speedway, the Hudson Hornet quickly made his way to first place passing Louise Nash, Junior Moon and River Scott, but was pushed against the wall by LeRoy Newing. But with quick thinking Hudson performed a flip maneuver over him and crossed the finish line.

Hudson achieved thirteen victories in 1951, twenty-seven victories in 1952, and twenty-two victories in 1953.[1]

1954 season

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Hudson's crash.

Hudson's prime ended when he received serious damage from an accident. According to comics, that crash caused by his rival, Sammy, that sideswiped him out, and Doc hit racer 57, somersaulted and landed on wheels, while Sammy won that race and became a champion. However, in Cars 3, while powersliding at Fireball Beach, Doc 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 Doc made a healthy recovery, when he returned wishing to race again, he was shunned in favor of newer and younger race cars, leading him to settle as a doctor in the small town of Radiator Springs, and choosing to hide his past.

Prior to his accident, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet acquired sixteen victories in 1954.

Late 1970s - Early 1980s

During the late 1970s, Kraig Shiftright won two Piston Cups. Klint Shiftright also debuted, and won three Piston Cups in the early 1980s.

1990

In the 1990 Piston Cup season, Haul Inngas won the Piston Cup according to his character bio.

2004 season

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McQueen's first race

According to And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, that year Lightning McQueen and his hauler Mack debuted in the Smell Swell team, but later he was replaced by a rookie, named Sammy Smelter. Fired, McQueen and Mack met Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze, that searched a racer for the season, and Lightning, with Mack, joined the team. Comics tell a different story, that McQueen debuted in races to join the Piston Cup Racing Series. At the first race, McQueen knocked Racer 99 and Racer 66 to overtake them, Racer 66 rolled over, McQueen overtook them and won. At the next race, McQueen accidentally hit the wall and spun, but after his pit stop, he was able to continue racing. After that race, McQueen teamed up with Mack. McQueen searched a sponsorship very long, until Smelter, who in this story was not a rookie and raced for Rust-eze, was involved in a serious accident and retired. After that, McQueen and Mack joined the team.

2005 season

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Lightning McQueen, Strip Weathers, and Chick Hicks

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. Known, that McQueen first time won at Glen Ellyn. 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 5,013 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. The Piston Cup logo was changed that year.

2006 season

2006 Piston Cup, Chick and Mcqueen

A confrontation between Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, and Chick Hicks.

Weathers' retirement saw the rivalry between Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks grow larger than ever before, with the media putting an emphasis on it. The 2006 season consisted of five races, taking place at five different stadiums; Palm Mile Speedway, Motor Speedway of the South, Sun Valley International Raceway, Smasherville Speedway, and Los Angeles International Speedway. After losing to McQueen in the first three races, Chick hired the Delinquent Road Hazards to steal Lightning's racing gear from Mack's trailer while he was traveling the Interstate. However, McQueen and Sheriff caught them, and they revealed their alliance with Hicks. At Smasherville Speedway, McQueen confronted Hicks, and the two agreed to have a four-race event, with races in Radiator Springs, Tailfin Pass, ankud Ornament Valley, followed by the final race at the Los Angeles International Speedway.

2006 Piston Cup Champions, Mcqueen

McQueen wins the 2006 Piston Cup season.

The event was covered by Darrell Cartrip and the Racing Sports Network, and broadcasted live on television. Lightning won the three events in Carburetor County, and proceeded to defeat Hicks and win the Piston Cup trophy at the Los Angeles International Speedway. McQueen placed his trophy next to Doc's three Piston Cups on the windowsill of his clinic.

2007-2015 seasons

Hudson Hornet Piton Cup

Hudson Hornet Piston Cup trophy

McQueen won the Piston Cup series in 2009. The 2010-2013 season were won by unknown race cars, though it known McQueen had become a four-time piston cup champion at the time, so he may have won the 2008 and 2010 seasons. . After Doc Hudson's death in 2009,[2] the Piston Cup was 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 2013 to 2015, the Hudson Hornet Piston Cup was renamed back to "Piston Cup", and the logo changed as well. Also, in 2015, Brick Yardley won twice. Somewhere in those years certain racers, seen in 2005, retired, leaving McQueen one of the oldest racers who were still competing in the series.

2016 season

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Bobby Swift, Cal Weathers and Lightning McQueen.

The season starts out with McQueen, Bobby Swift and Cal Weathers winning races and having a good time.

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.
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Jackson Storm

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 nearly crashed 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 preformed 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.

Other seasons

In The World of Cars Online, players could become a Piston Cup champion by competing in a series of races, which were held at the Tailgator Speedway, Big Heartland Speedway, Backfire Canyon Speedway, Petroleum City Super Speedway, Motor Speedway of the South, and Los Angeles International Speedway.

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
BackfireCanyonSpeedway
Backfire Canyon Speedway A desert-themed track with several turns, including a series of turns in an "S" shape.
BigHeartlandSpeedway
Big Heartland Speedway A standard race track with a grassy infield and several turns.
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BnL 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..
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Heartland Motor Speedway A standard race track.
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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.
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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.
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Palm Mile Speedway An ovular stadium themed around palm trees, which can be found in the infield, as well as around the exterior of the track. There are also several white buildings found behind the pit row.
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Petroleum City Super Speedway A race track with various sharp turns. The track is unique in that it has intentional obstacles, in the form of petrol puddles that racers must avoid, or suffer a decrease in speed.
R-A Speedway
Rocker Arms International A standard race track.
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Rustbelt Raceway A standard race track.
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Smasherville Speedway A long, ovular track with banked turns. During night races, the track is well-lit, and the infield consists of a pit row area, as well as some foundations in the center.
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Sun Valley International Raceway A desert-themed track recognizable by the large rock foundation that forms an arch over the final turn, with competitors driving under it.
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Tailgator Speedway A polished race track with standard straights and turns.
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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 Late 1940s
Kurt Shiftright 1950s
Gus1 Gus O'Line 1950s
1950racer Unknown 1950s
1950racer2 Unknown 1950s
Kraig Shiftright Late 1970s Unknown two years
Klint Shiftright Late 1970s-? Unknown three years
Darrel Draggered Pre-2005
Dash Rallyman Pre-2005
Buck Schooner Pre-2005
00 Cabbles2 Jimmy Cables Intersection ?-2016
01 OldRust-eze Sammy Smelter Smell Swell or Rust-eze 2004
4 Rusty Cornfuel Rusty Cornfuel Tow Cap Before 2005-?
4 Jack DePost Jack DePost Tow Cap ?-2016
5 Lane Locke Lane Locke SynerG ?-2016
6 Bubba Wheelhouse Unknown Transberry Juice ?-2016
8 Lin Levi Mitchan Kirby Farm Implement & Supply Co. 1950s
8 Dale earnhardt, jr Dale Earnhardt, Junior Dale Earnhardt Inc. 2000-?
11 JMoon Junior Moon 1950s
11 Mario andretti Mario Andretti 1960s
11
Chip Gearings
Chip Gearings Combustr ?-2016
12 12racer Unknown Fireball Beach Fire Department 1950s
15 Easy Idle Veteran Unknown Easy Idle ?-2016
17 Jet Robinson Southern Gold 1950s
19 Swist Bobby Swift Octane Gain ?-2016
21
BlinkrRacer
Speedy Comet Blinkr ?-2016
23 Stu Sammy 1950s 1954
24 Brick yardley Brick Yardley Vitoline 2007-2016
28 Aiken Axler Aiken Axler Nitroade 2003-?
28
PhilTankson
Phil Tankson Nitroade ?-2016
31 Terry kargas Terry Kargas TripleDent ?-2016
33 Chuck Armstrong Chuck Armstrong Mood Springs Before 2005-?
33
Dud Throttleman Artwork
Dud Throttleman Mood Springs ?-2016
34 RiverScottCars3Artwork River Scott 1950s
34 (XBox 360 version of Cars)
56 (Other versions of Cars)
BuckBQ Buck Trunk Fresh Before 2006-?
34 Dirkson D Dirkson D'Agostino Trunk Fresh 1990s-2016
35 Kevin Racingtire Kevin Racingtire Shifty Drug Before 2005-?
36 Eugene Carbureski Eugene Carbureski Tank Coat 1980s-?
36 Reb Meeker Reb Meeker Tank Coat ?-2017
39 Ryan Shields Ryan Shields View Zeen Before 2005-?
39 Buck Buck Bearingly View Zeen ?-2017
42 CalWeathersCars3Artwork Cal Weathers Dinoco ?-2016
43 The king Strip Weathers Dinoco 1970s-2005 1997-2004
48 T G Castlenut T.G. Castlenut Re-Volting ?-2016
51 DocRacing Hudson Hornet 1951-1954 1951-1953
51 Ruby Easy Oaks Ruby Oaks Easy Idle Before 2005-?
51
(formerly 61)
AikensBQ Aikens Vitoline Before 2006-?
52 Claude Scruggs-0 Claude Scruggs Leak Less 1980s-?
52
LeakLess2017
Brian Spark Leak Less ?-2017
52 Jolsten Joltsen Nitroade Before 2006-?
54 Johnny Blamer Johnny Blamer Faux Wheel Drive Before 1990s-?
54 TommyHighbanks Tommy Highbanks Faux Wheel Drive ?-2016
54 ClarksonBQ Clarkson Tow Cap Before 2006
56 BrushCurberpromo Brush Curber Fiber Fuel 1990s-?
57 52 Unknown 1950s
58 Billy Oilchanger Billy Oilchanger Octane Gain 1990s-?
58 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
63 (other versions of Cars)
HendersonBQ Henderson Octane Gain Before 2006-?
58 (other versions of Cars)
63 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
MedfordBQ Medford Transberry Juice Before 2006-?
61 James Cleanair James Cleanair Vitoline 1980s-2006
63 Lee Revkins Lee Revkins Transberry Juice Before 2005-?
64 220px-Winford Bradford Rutherford Winford Bradford Rutherford RPM 1990s-?
64 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
84 (other versions of Cars)
RileyBQ Riley RPM Before 2006-?
64 BruceMiller Bruce Miller RPM ?-2016
64 (other versions of Cars)
74 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
ZebBQ Zeb Sidewall Shine Before 2006-?
67 IMG 3093 Unknown Carbon Cyber ?-2016
68 Manny Flywheel Manny Flywheel N20 Cola Before 2005-?
68 ParkerBrakeston Parker Brakeston N2O Cola ?-2016
70 Waldi Floyd Mulvihill Gasprin 2005-2016
73 Misti Motorkross Misti Motorkrass Rev-N-Go 1980s-?
73 RevNGoRacer3 Unknown Rev-N-Go ?-2017
74 Slider Petrolski Slider Petrolski Sidewall Shine 1990s-?
74 (other versions of Cars)
79 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
TurnerBQ Turner Retread Before 2006-?
76 Crusty Rotor Crusty Rotor Vinyl Toupee 1980s-?
76
VinylToupeeRacer-0
Unknown Vinyl Toupee ?-2017
79 (other versions of Cars)
84 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
BashmanCTVG Bashman Re-Volting Before 2006-?
79 Haul Inngas Haul Inngas Retread 1990s-? Early

1990s

80 Sage VanDerSpin Sage VanDerSpin Gask-its 2004-?
80 Rex Revler Rex Revler Gask-its ?-2016
82 Tq Guzzler Lucky's Bar & Grill 1950s
82
Darren Leadfoot 2017
Darren Leadfoot Shiny Wax Before 2005-2017
84 Davey Apex Davey Apex Re-Volting 1990s-?
84 Mac iCar Mac iCar Apple, Inc. Before 2005-?
84
Mac ICar in Cars 3
Unknown Apple, Inc. ?-2016
86 Chick Hicks Chick Hicks HtB 1970s-? 2005
90 PonchySideViewCars3 Ponchy Wipeout Bumper Save Before 2005-2017
92 Murray C Murray Clutchburn Sputter Stop 1985-2016
93 ErnieGearsonAllianz Ernie Gearson Spare Mint 1980s-2016
94 Louise Nash Louise Nash 1950s
95 LightningMcQueenCars3 Lightning McQueen Smell Swell (former)
Rust-eze
2004-2017 2006-2009, 2014-2015
101 Greg Candyman Greg Candyman Tach-O-Mint 1980s-?
101 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
117 (other versions of Cars)
Guenther Guenther Tach-O-Mint Before 2006-?
101 (other versions of Cars)
117 (Xbox 360 version of Cars)
Lee Junior Lee, Junior Lil' Torquey Pistons Before 2006-?
117 Ralph Carlow 2017 Ralph Carlow Lil' Torquey Pistons Before 2005-2017
121 Kevin Shiftright Kevin Shiftright Clutch Aid Before 2005-?
121 (other versions of Cars)
123 (Xbox version of Cars)
Suregip Suregrip Clutch Aid Before 2006-?
121 (other versions of Cars)
123 (Xbox version of Cars)
MastersonBQ Masterson No Stall Before 2006-?
123 Todd arcus Todd Marcus No Stall Before 2005-2016
191 CortlandBQ Cortland Faux Wheel Drive Before 2006-?
282 Hollister Hollister Leak Less Before 2006-?
300 Re-Volting-300 Unknown Re-Volting 1950s

Current

Number Image Name Sponsor(s) Years Championships
00 Unnamed Intersicion racer Unknown Intersection 2016-present
2.0 JacksonStormCars3Artwork Jackson Storm IGNTR 2016-present 2016
4 Screenshot 2017-06-30-14-49-22-1 Unknown Tow Cap 2016-present
5 No.5 car Unknown SynerG 2016-present
6 Bubba wheelhouse Bubba Wheelhouse Transberry Juice 2016-present
11 Combustr Unknown Combustr 2016-present
15 Easy Idle Next-Gen 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 Tim Treadless Tim Treadless Nitroade 2016-present
31
CamSpinner
Cam Spinner TripleDent 2016-present
33 Garfield Ed Truncan Mood Springs 2016-present
34 34Racer Unknown Trunk Fresh 2016-present
36
RichMixon
Rich Mixon Tank Coat 2017-present
39 Next-Gen View Zeen Racer No Unknown View Zeen 2017-present
48 48R 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 IMG 7929 Unknown RPM 2016-present
67 CarbonCyberNextGen Unknown Carbon Cyber 2016-present
68 AnotherHJpicture H.J. Hollis N2O Cola 2016-present
70 Gas Unknown Gasprin 2016-present
73 IMG 7927 Unknown Rev-N-Go 2017-present
76 Vinyl Touppe 76 Unknown Vinyl Toupee 2017-present
80 GaskitsNextGen Unknown Gask-its 2016-present
82 ShinyWaxNextGen Unknown Shiny Wax 2017-present
84 Appel Unknown Apple, Inc. 2016-present
90 Conrev, Paul Paul Conrev Bumper Save 2017-present
92 SputterStopNextGen Unknown Sputter Stop 2016-present
93 ViewZeenNextGen Unknown Spare Mint 2016-present
117 LilTorqueyPistonsNextGen Unknown Lil' Torquey Pistons 2017-present
121 AdamCrash Unknown Clutch Aid 2017-present
123 Bandicam 2017-07-20 20-09-50-076 Unknown No Stall 2016-present

List of champions

Logo history

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 (image)
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