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Panini America Set to Speed Things Up with 2016 Torque NASCAR Racing (Preview)

August 10, 2016

Panini America 2016 Torque Racing Main

Now that 2016 Prizm NASCAR Racing, Panini America’s history-making first NASCAR-licensed product, has had a week to resonate with collectors across North America, it’s safe to say that the company’s off to a fast start in the racing marketplace. But things will speed up just a bit when Panini America’s second NASCAR release, 2016 Torque NASCAR Racing, arrives on the last day of August.

To be sure, Torque will shift gears into more super-premium territory with each hobby box (10 cards per pack, five packs per box, eight boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case) delivering five hits, including at least three autographs and two memorabilia cards.

The highlights of 2016 Torque NASCAR Racing are many and include . . .

  • Look for Jumbo Memorabilia Signatures, Combo Material Signatures and the always-popular Silhouette Signatures featuring race-used memorabilia and autographs from the top drivers.
  • Find Championship Vision, Winning Vision, Superstar Vision and Clear Vision cards featuring the top drivers from NASCAR’s past and present.
  • Silhouette Firesuit Signatures and Silhouette Sheet Metal Signatures feature Panini America’s popular Silhouette design and jumbo pieces of race-worn and race-used memorabilia with base versions numbered to 499 or less, Blue versions numbered to 99 or less, Red versions numbered to 49 or less, Green versions numbered to 25 or less and Purple versions numbered to 10 or less.
  • Jumbo Tire Signatures, as the name suggests, includes oversized pieces of race-used tires and autographs from NASCAR’s top drivers.
  • Look for oversized patches teamed with autographs from some of the hottest drivers in the sport in the Jumbo Patch Signatures insert.
  • The Combo Materials Signatures insert incorporates multiple types of race-used material including gloves, shoes, firesuits, tires and sheet metal, combined with autographs.
  • Teammates share information and equipment in preparation for race day. In the Pairings Materials insert, now they’ll share a card featuring race-used memorabilia.
  • The unique Championship Vision insert features die-cut championship trophies printed on acetate along with a holographic-framed border. The chase includes drivers who have previously won championships.
  • Panini America’s vaunted art-card concept finally comes to racing with the Race Kings insert leading off with “The King” himself, Richard Petty. These cards follow the fabled Diamond Kings heritage with a distinct painted look.

We’ll have plenty more on 2016 Torque NASCAR Racing in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2016 4:34 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but good things so far about Prizm and Torque looks to follow that release nicely. Great to see a Kings release included as well honoring Richard Petty. Thanks Tracy!

  2. Larry Strange permalink
    August 10, 2016 5:04 pm


    • August 10, 2016 6:16 pm

      They’ve been stocked in many stores already and are in the process of being stocked in others. Each “shelf date” can vary from store to store.

  3. August 10, 2016 5:18 pm

    The cards look great. I wish I could afford some. We need a base set equivalent to Hoops or Score.

  4. Jack Erskine permalink
    October 3, 2016 12:46 pm

    Tracy, Where oh Where is Torque at is it still comming out OCT 5th?? Seeing Basketball and Baseball are both over seems you are putting a lot of that product out and NASCAR is in full swing What gives??

  5. Jack Erskine permalink
    October 3, 2016 12:59 pm

    Where oh Where is TORQUE at?? Seems to have been lost to all the Stick and Ball cards you are putting out. NASCAR is now in full swing with the CHASE going on and sure would be great to see the new cards out before the end of racing.

  6. Jack Erskine permalink
    October 4, 2016 12:04 pm

    Tracy, What is going on with the TORQUE release??

  7. Jack Erskine permalink
    October 4, 2016 12:09 pm

    How about some info on the TORQUE release?????

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