2005 Dodge Charger NASCAR


This NASCAR Cup Series race car was built by Penske Motorsports and is said to have been driven to a 10th-place finish by Rusty Wallace in the 2005 Daytona 500. The car was later prepared for the 2009 Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom, where Wallace drove it to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 500. It wears Dodge Charger-style bodywork and is powered by a 358ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Features include a full roll cage, a quick-release steering wheel, a fixed bucket seat, Goodyear slicks, and AP Racing four-wheel disc brakes. 

The car features a tube-frame chassis, and the bodywork is finished in blue and silver with a #2 Miller Lite livery. Features include Lexan windows, an adjustable rear spoiler, wind strakes, side-exit exhaust pipes, Daytona 500 graphics, and decals mimicking the headlights and taillights from a contemporary Dodge Charger. Blemishes on the right front corner and bottom edge of the rear bumper are shown in the gallery.

Aero 15″ wheels wear a black finish and are mounted with Goodyear Eagle racing slicks. Braking is provided by AP Racing four-wheel discs, and the suspension utilizes dampers from Rusty Wallace Racing, which recommissioned the car prior to its appearance at Goodwood in 2009.

The cockpit is painted gray and features a padded roll cage, a fixed bucket seat, a window net, and an Impact racing harness. MSD ignition boxes are mounted atop the dash, and a Safecraft fire-suppression system is plumbed to the rear of the cabin.

A three-spoke Schroeder steering wheel equipped with a quick-release hub sits ahead of AutoMeter instrumentation including a 10k-rpm tachometer and auxiliary gauges. The dash is also equipped with a battery-cutoff switch and toggle controls for various vehicle functions. No odometer is fitted, and actual mileage is unknown.

Power comes from a 358ci V8 that reportedly was built by Penske Racing and was installed in 2009. Induction is via a Holley 830-cfm NASCAR carburetor equipped with a carbon-fiber air-cleaner cover, and additional equipment includes Dodge-branded valve covers, tubular headers, power steering, an aluminum radiator, an oil cooler, and stainless-steel braided fuel and oil lines.

A four-speed manual transmission sends power to a solid rear axle.



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