NASCAR reveals new Cup Series trophy


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.

Trophy stands 37 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds.

Here’s what the previous trophy looked like.

Jimmie Johnson is presented with the Sprint Cup trophy and speaks about how he knew in his heart this seventh championship was possible.

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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