Despite most cars only racing for parking spots at the mall, your everyday ride has more racing DNA than you think. Race tracks are breeding grounds for technological innovations. At first the cutting-edge tech costs too much to produce on regular cars. But over time the new technology becomes cheaper to create and eventually trickles down to cars found at dealerships all over the country.


Here are some of the most common innovations that originated on race cars. If you want to learn more about cars as a whole look at our guide here.

A car has multiple lines coming out of it with descriptors of how each part is from a race car