Thats pretty cool to hear. I imagine they don't worry about gas like we do in North America. I have heard before that there is a sizable car culture in the middle east where they are pretty open to any performance cars, be it European, Japanese, or American. They're all imports so they don't have a 'domestic' bias. Its kinda neat
One other thing, combining Nascar and Iran just sounds like a bad idea. I love Nascar, but there are a good number of fans that have a strong dislike for anything non-American, be it a driver, a track, or a car manufacturer.