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Old 03-26-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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NASCAR - CUP: Plate Change Ordered
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:48 AM
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So this will slow down qualifying speeds and insure that we will still have tandem racing. And "The Big One"
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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If NASCAR really thinks this solves anything they oughta cut the hole size to zero IMO this two x two parade isn't racing, it's square-dancing on wheels.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I always thought they should just do away with the spoiler at the Superspeedways, getting sideways at 220mph will get you off the gas pedal in a hurry
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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considering that two of the worst wrecks that nearly put race cars in the stands happened at talladega, i have no issues with a smaller plate. however i also agree that what needs to happen is to let the teams have all the power they want, but take away all the aero devices, or at least limit them to what they had back in the early 70s, a full width rear spoiler that was 2" tall and a front spoiler that was half the width of the car, and 2.5" tall. also make them run with real suspension travel, not coil bind through the corners. that will make the drivers actually have to drive their cars through the corners rather than just hold the throttle to the floor. if you want to slow the cars down, then have every team run 4.56 gears and NO overdrive. if they want to try and turn 10,000 rpm for the whole race, let them.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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With a 4.56 gear at Talladega, the engine wouldn't last more than 2-3 laps, if that long.

10,000 RPM is way too conservative. More like 12,500 - 13,000.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:26 AM
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With a 4.56 gear at Talladega, the engine wouldn't last more than 2-3 laps, if that long.

10,000 RPM is way too conservative. More like 12,500 - 13,000.
Your absolutely right so it would be up to the driver to run at a speed/rpm where the engine would last but he would have plenty of power when he needed to pass.

A 4.56 would be 13,600 @ 185 MPH so I don't think your going to see that happen.

They are probably running a 2.89 gear at Daytona that gives them 9600 @205 with a pusher.

If they went with a 3.0 they could qualify( unrestricted) at 9,500 @ 195 and race @ 8,000-9,000 165-185 mph

This would allow plenty of reserve power for passing and for those who want to run all day @ 9,500+ an early exit and a plane ride home before the race ends. ( Harvick at Daytona)
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