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Old 09-21-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Fuel mileage is just as strategic as taking two tires or no tires in attempts to gain positions or win a race. Sometimes the strategy is sucessful, other times not.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Didn't pan out very good for the Shrub, to many fans enjoyment I'm sure.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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Personally, for me, I enjoy seeing a driver drive a car or truck to a win a race---not so much seeing his crew chief figure out how much gas it takes to win!! I suppose it's the "new" type racing but hey, I just like the old!! I like seeing a driver that knows how to make a car/truck get around a track in the fastest and most exciting way. Old school........
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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I have no idea what twitter is.
BTW I like Jeff Gordon so no point in dissing him.
I'm one of those fans that does not cry about other drivers. I just think it's kind of juvenile for adults to act like that.
Good to see your a Gordon fan. I'm one of those fans that try not to spread false information about drivers...some folks are just more knowledgeable that others.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Gas mileage races have always been a part of NASCAR. It definately adds more drama to the end of races and adds strategy. Those who have little to risk will go for it while those that dont will not, at least not after this race.
not just nascar, but racing in general. it has been ever since racing distances went longer than the range capability of the race car. every crew chief has looked for ways to cut one pit stop out of a race if they can because they know that the team that has fewer pit stops is generally the one that has the best chance of winning the race.

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Perhaps it's time for a "mystery" caution with the exact amount of laps left for a full fuel run.
It's not like it's never been done before. At least it will put the racing back in NASCAR

That's what they do for the Clash and the All Star races.
the all start race is set up in segments to begin with, and refueling is allowed between segments. as for having a "mystery caution" at a certain point in the race, how would you determine the fuel window? understand that not all race cars get the same fuel economy. so while one car might make say 40 laps at talladega, another car from the same team might only get 38 laps from the tank. do you want to start making everyone make the same horsepower and fuel economy? talk about a boring race.

in the end fuel mileage has always been part of the pit strategy, and it always will be.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Perhaps it's time for a "mystery" caution with the exact amount of laps left for a full fuel run.
It's not like it's never been done before. At least it will put the racing back in NASCAR

That's what they do for the Clash and the All Star races.
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as for having a "mystery caution" at a certain point in the race, how would you determine the fuel window? understand that not all race cars get the same fuel economy. so while one car might make say 40 laps at talladega, another car from the same team might only get 38 laps from the tank. do you want to start making everyone make the same horsepower and fuel economy? talk about a boring race.

in the end fuel mileage has always been part of the pit strategy, and it always will be.
I agree rbohm.
NASCAR would be to have a competition caution well inside the last fuel window. But let's not stop there; NASCAR freezes the positions during the pit stops and resumes the race exactly as it were.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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NASCAR freezes the positions during the pit stops and resumes the race exactly as it were.
funny you should mention that idea. usac tried that many years ago when they were still the top dog in indycar racing. what they did was set up lights around the race track that blinked yellow at a certain rate, and the driver had to hit each light in the same condition it was when the yellow flag was put out. for instance if you were just getting to a yellow light and it was on when you were there, then you had to get to the next yellow light when it was on as well, or you were penalized. what the drivers figured out though was that the lights blinked at the same rate, and while the speed on the track was supposed to be limited, they would speed up to catch the next light as needed. it was a complete fiasco.
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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I don't know what they are going to do but this MPGCAR racing is flatout boring.MPGCAR is a good name for it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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Tony knows how to win those MPG races. Bummed that Jeff's car stalled out on pit road and it eventually cost him the race.

But that's racin.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:05 PM
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Good to see your a Gordon fan. I'm one of those fans that try not to spread false information about drivers...some folks are just more knowledgeable that others.
I said I like Gordon but I am not a fan. I root for other drivers that's all.
Please enough with the knowledge BS. You have no idea what I know just like I have no idea what you know.

I am just a fan so leave it at that. Not interested in a NASCAR quiz.
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