The 2017 Cup Series trophy was unveiled Thursday, and it looks a lot different than the previous trophy.
With the arrival of series sponsor Monster Energy, NASCAR redesigned the trophy for its premier series. The new trophy weighs over 60 pounds and stands over three feet tall. And has a cup at the top of it. Fitting for the Cup Series.
Here’s what the previous trophy looked like.
Every track the Cup Series races is on the side of the cup. There is a minor flaw, however. And it’s kind of funny. The Watkins Glen layout depicted on the trophy is not the configuration the Cup Series uses. The track, which is over 3.4 miles long for sports car and IndyCar races, has only seven turns and is approximately 2.4 miles long for the Cup Series. Apparently realism wasn’t a major priority for the trophy designers.
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