Wheels and tires on a race car are, literally, “where the rubber meets the road.” Racers spend hours and hours debating the perfect tire for the perfect lap. But, commonly ignored is how those wheels and tires are affixed to the car. Wheels are attached by lug nuts on wheel studs, and the reason people often ignore these items is that they rarely fail on a street car and thus don’t require much attention. However, on race cars, this is a very different story. With sticky race tires, big horsepower, big brakes, and aggressive driving, the stress applied to studs and lug nuts will often destroy stock factory components. When these parts fail, goodbye wheel, and hello car accident. It is hard to win a race when you are upside down and on fire. For a couple of Benjamins and a few hours in the garage, you can install stronger, lighter parts to ensure your wheels stay where they should be — on your car. When you are running a race car at the limit, you are stressing many parts of the car. Any stress coming to the chassis from the roadway transfers through the wheels. This is why proper wheel studs and sturdy lug nuts are so important. Not many things can ruin your day quicker on a rac...