Anatomy of a NASCAR Camping World Truck

January 05, 2015,

See what makes up a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck

1. Radiator air intake

Directs outside air into the radiator to cool engine fluids.

2. Brake air intakes

Direct outside air to brake discs and rotors for additional cooling.

3. Splitter

Nonadjustable, the splitter helps control the balance of the truck along with the amount of front travel in the suspension.

4. Hood pins

Four, quick release metal pins with wire tethers that keep the hood closed.

5. Cowl Induction

Housing for the air cleaner that connects the air intake at the base of the windshield to the carburetor.

6. Body panels

Fabricated from 24-gauge/0.0247-inch (minimum) cold-rolled sheet metal.

7. Roll cage

A cage of steel tubing inside the truck protects the driver during impacts and rollovers.

8. Windshield caps

Allow for easy removal of the windshield should a driver need to be extricated from the truck.

9. Jack post

Area where the jackman places the jack to lift the truck during pit stops.

10. Window net

Safety device located in the driver-side window that keeps the driver's head and arms inside the truck during an accident.

11. TV camera

Allows NASCAR fans to view the racing from the driver's perspective.

12. Roof flap

Helps prevent the truck from becoming airborne when it is turned sideways or backward during a spin or contact.

13. Jacking bolts

Area where crew uses a tool to adjust the handling of the truck by altering the load on the rear springs.

14. Goodyear Wrangler racing tires

Treadless radial tires designed specifically for racing.

15. Rear deck-fin

At four inches tall, it runs from the H template (front bed lateral template) to the rear spoiler.

16. Rear spoiler

Directs air flowing over the rear of the truck, providing downforce to improve handling.

Source: NASCAR