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Old 03-14-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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It's not totally related to NASCAR, but it's close. While Sprint Cup Series drivers are complaining about the lack of SAFER Barriers, ARCA still races at tracks without walls of any kind. I bring this up because Will Kimmel had his throttle hang at Mobile today and the car ended up leaving the track. The car flipped across a dirt area and over a jersey barrier before landing in a parking lot.
Nobody was injured thank god, but there's absolutely no way they can go back to that track.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Actually if you look at both NASCAR and even F1 ;safety is often a matter of what you can demand from tracks and get done. I well remember in 60's in F1 thru 70's when it was a constant death sport and few champions retired alive.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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Its almost to the IROC cars. Pretty soon NASCAR will build the cars and hand over the keys on race day, all cars built the same and no tweaking. The sport is getting pretty annoying now with laser inspections and such..
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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No; its getting to where its hard to cheat on the rules. These are no longer cars built in a simple shop. You can tweak but it harder to tweak against the rules. I remember someone of the old guys talking about tweaking and they laughed; they said we were cheating and everyone did it; if they could get away with it; just the way it was.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Default Vickers out again w/ blood clots

It's getting to the point where his health is a serious liability for any team trying to contend for a title.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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It's getting to the point where his health is a serious liability for any team trying to contend for a title.
Yeah, this is sad. I hope he decides to just hang it up. I am sure he can do more blood clot advertisements and become an analyst. He is rather good talking.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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It's not totally related to NASCAR, but it's close. While Sprint Cup Series drivers are complaining about the lack of SAFER Barriers, ARCA still races at tracks without walls of any kind. I bring this up because Will Kimmel had his throttle hang at Mobile today and the car ended up leaving the track. The car flipped across a dirt area and over a jersey barrier before landing in a parking lot.
Nobody was injured thank god, but there's absolutely no way they can go back to that track.
When I saw the title I thought how in the hell does a driver wind up in the parking lot- then I clicked play.
People aren't getting it; these cars are running with 100 less horsepower this year and are still carrying nearly the same speeds as last year.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Certainly they have repeated the speed thing constantly; so think few have missed it really.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yesterday's finish really showed a problem NASCAR has with cautions. They throw one for basically nothing - costing Busch the race - then don't toss one with a car crashed at the start/finish line. Yes that drove away in the end but that was certainly caution worthy and nothing changed in that half lap.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Yesterday's finish really showed a problem NASCAR has with cautions. They throw one for basically nothing - costing Busch the race - then don't toss one with a car crashed at the start/finish line. Yes that drove away in the end but that was certainly caution worthy and nothing changed in that half lap.
I agree. They didn't even show the "phantom debris" that caused the caution.

I don't think NASCAR wanted Kurt to win.
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