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Old 05-08-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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i still say the easy way to get rid of the single file drafts is to eliminate the plates, and go with an extremely low gear, like a 5.36 or so. also take away the aero devices for the most part and make the drivers drive again.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:05 PM
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i still say the easy way to get rid of the single file drafts is to eliminate the plates, and go with an extremely low gear, like a 5.36 or so. also take away the aero devices for the most part and make the drivers drive again.
That would be too easy and less complicated, that's not NASCAR'S style.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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And though they'd never admit, NASCAR banks on the 'big one'. Gets the race shown more on highlights, etc.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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I enjoy them all really. Plate racing takes a different skill than when power is instantly available. It takes more consideration in moves in the race. Just as cars now with more aero not only effect the drivers car but your other also more effected by it. In the past the draft was king but now its much more complicated for drivers which mean the best often start as young kids racing because the learning is longer to make the top level. Its no different than huge changes in other racing from changes really. I can remember when I first started watching F1 in the late 60's ;passing was common much more than now. I think if you don't like aero or plate then you need to go to local track where its much like it was back then. NASCAR didn't get to this level by staying the same as those days tho. Heck safety wise I do not want F! especially returning to those days as most of my favorite died racing.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Most of the Talladega race was exciting, with plenty of two-wide and three-wide racing.

The race wasn't boring until the last 20 laps when everyone got single file.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Very good race: enoyed it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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i couldn't stay up and watch..
getting old.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:35 AM
 
Location: California
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They couldn't have set it up any better if they tried. Jr was in position to return the favor to Jimmie and block Harvick the last couple of laps at Kansas. Too bad Jr wasn't able to keep up and stay between Jimmie and Harvick. Good thing Jimmie was able to take care of business on his own.


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Old 05-13-2015, 07:23 AM
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They couldn't have set it up any better if they tried. Jr was in position to return the favor to Jimmie and block Harvick the last couple of laps at Kansas. Too bad Jr wasn't able to keep up and stay between Jimmie and Harvick. Good thing Jimmie was able to take care of business on his own.

I think the series should be renamed the Hendrick/France Racing series since their cars seem to be the only ones in contention every week.

NASCAR seems intent on copying F1 in allowing unlimited funding and factory support.

Perhaps if MR Corvette, Rich Hendrick got out of bed with Chevy or at least shared the bed, the other Chevy owners would have a chance to compete.

Even seven time series championship owner Richard Childress can't keep up.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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^^yeah it's a bit dire the road they're going down now. Money races behind the scenes will kill competition.

I see Kyle Busch got an exemption for the championship. I don't really like that or think it's a good idea. Why run all the races? Just skip the ones you are bad at and save some money. Cheapens everything I think. The chase is bad enough as it is.
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