Here's What It's Like to Drive a NASCAR-Style Stock Car on the Nurburgring

Road & Track contributor Dale Lomas gets behind the wheel of a DNRT V8 Championship car at the Green Hell.

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It's always cool to see strange, unusual cars driving on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. This NASCAR-style V8-powered stock car may be the coolest oddball Green Hell visitor of all.

founder and Road & Track contributor Dale Lomas was given the opportunity to drive this DNRT V8 Championship NASCAR-style stock car around the Nurburgring during a private track day. Because it wasn't an official tourist session, the car didn't need to be street-legal to get on track. According to Lomas, the Howe Racing-built machine makes 525 horsepower from its 6.0-liter V8, with a solid rear axle and no driver aids.

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Though Lomas is no stranger to driving high-horsepower cars on the 'Ring, he found the stock car brutally demanding—no surprise considering it wasn't built for this sort of thing. Despite its drawbacks, he makes it clear it was a true joy to experience time behind the wheel. Check out the full video for yourself.

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Later on during the event, Dan, the car's owner, was behind the wheel when the front left tire went flat while entering an uphill left-hander. Dan lost control and kissed the barriers, ending his and Dale's day with the car. Hey, at least they had fun, right?

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