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Old 05-01-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Ah yeah, still, it looked funky. Maybe use the spotters a bit less. =p I'm sure it was an accident.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:30 PM
 
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Ah yeah, still, it looked funky. Maybe use the spotters a bit less. =p I'm sure it was an accident.
sorry jonas you are reading more into it than there is. and dont forget that the drivers outward vision is limited in these cars, they need their spotters, but even the spotters dont see everything.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Default NASCAR penalizes Richmond winner Joey Logano

Joey Logano‘s victory last weekend at Richmond International Raceway will not count toward earning a playoff spot after NASCAR penalized Logano and his team for a violation discovered at the R&D Center.

NASCAR ruled the result an encumbered finish because of the penalty, meaning the victory does not count when determining playoff eligibility and that Logano does not collect the five playoff points for the win. The victory also does not count in tie-breakers, if needed.

NASCAR suspended Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon two Cup races and fined him $50,000. NASCAR also docked Logano 25 driver points and the team 25 owner points. The 25-point penalty drops Logano from fourth to fifth in the standings.

NASCAR cited Logano’s team for a rear suspension issue, citing Section. 20.14.2 in the Cup Rule Book that truck trailing arm spacers/pinion angle shims must conform to regulations. NASCAR stated that the truck trailing arm spacer/pinion angle shim mating surfaces must be planar and must be in complete contact with corresponding mating surfaces at all points and at all times.

This is the second major penalty for Team Penske this year. NASCAR suspended Brad Keselowski‘s crew chief, Paul Wolfe, three races and fined him $65,000 for a post-race violation at Phoenix. NASCAR also docked Keselowski 35 driver points and the team 35 car owner points. The team later appealed the penalty and the final appeal hearing will be Tuesday.

Also, NASCAR announced that Denny Hamlin‘s crew chief, Mike Wheeler, was fined $10,000 for the team having one lug not improperly installed.

In a statement early Thursday afternoon, Team Penske said it wouldn’t appeal Logano’s punishment.


NASCAR penalizes Richmond winner Joey Logano, team for violation | NASCAR Talk
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Makes you wonder............didn't one of the early race winners this year tear the heck out of his rear end during his victory burnout. Shredded both tires. Kind of remember the announcers or someone saying that it was going to be a little difficult to drive to the post race inspection.

Knowing these infractions are illegal, it is still mind boggling the technical ability to really try and push the limits on every aspect of the car.

Last years questions:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...tion/73473804/
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Makes you wonder............didn't one of the early race winners this year tear the heck out of his rear end during his victory burnout. Shredded both tires. Kind of remember the announcers or someone saying that it was going to be a little difficult to drive to the post race inspection.

Knowing these infractions are illegal, it is still mind boggling the technical ability to really try and push the limits on every aspect of the car.

Last years questions:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...tion/73473804/
I am surprised that they haven't made such burnouts illegal yet as it could destroy evidence of infractions/cheating.
Maybe they'll invent a rack that you have to drive on and stop immediately after the race so a full scan/pictures of the bottom of the car can be performed before the celebratory burnout is allowed to start...

I'm no Logano fan but it's not like he was leading by a large distance through the whole race or was even expected to come in the top 3 so I'd say the infraction probably didn't have much to do with his win...
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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A bit of excitement today, watched the last 50 laps and caught the big tangle up. Good racing.

Would love to see the overtime get at least five laps to call it a race.

Great seeing the stands packed.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I've got to give kudos to Chase for the way he handled the Almandinger screw up that took him out along with many others.
Total class act for such a young man!
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Good to see a new winner today too. Congrats to Stenhouse Jr! Had a great car even with some slight damage to the front end.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:19 AM
 
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yep, great to see stenhouse in victory lane today, hopefully it will be the first of many race wins for him, and hopefully it means rousch teams will start winning more races as well.

stenhouse handled that last two laps like he had been doing it for twenty years.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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I wanted Kyle Bush to hold on for the lead.


Surprised he held on that long being it's Talladega .
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