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Old 08-23-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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I just don't see how they can do that with the loads on these cars.

I've seen the report you're referring to.. But i'm skeptical on it. That seems, to me, to be one of the things that they 'want' to do, that just isn't feasible.

actually a shorter sidewall can be done in nascar, but again that means changes in spring rates, shock rates, and antiroll bar rates. it also means tire pressures wont mean as much as a tuning device as they are now.


one advantage is that when a tire lets go, the corner of the car wont drop as far as they do now, and it might be easier for the drivers to avoid turning into the wall.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:55 PM
 
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actually a shorter sidewall can be done in nascar, but again that means changes in spring rates, shock rates, and antiroll bar rates. it also means tire pressures wont mean as much as a tuning device as they are now.


one advantage is that when a tire lets go, the corner of the car wont drop as far as they do now, and it might be easier for the drivers to avoid turning into the wall.

I will give one thing.. I have to believe it would cut down on cut tires due to contact. Still have the valve stem possible to be knocked off, but.. Less sidewall means less area to cut.


I personally hate those low profile tires or whatever they call them.. And I remain skeptical. But.. We shall see. They've got far smarter people than me working on it.


Oh.. And I'd say the drop is less a problem than the fact that.. You know.. You have a tire with no air in it and it's very hard to turn with one of those..
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:18 AM
 
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Oh.. And I'd say the drop is less a problem than the fact that.. You know.. You have a tire with no air in it and it's very hard to turn with one of those..

just remember the shorter the sidewall, the stiffer the tire is. so losing air means the tread isnt flopping around nearly as much as tires with a taller sidewall will.



and that can mean getting rid of the inner liner at tracks that use them, making the wheel and tire combo lighter over all. though i suspect that nascar will still mandate the inner liner at some tracks.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Fans will lose their minds.

Go further. Like Indy cars. Then add the air jack, no more jacking one side and then running around to the other side. Then later, just make them autonomous. No more b***hing drivers. I think their changes over the years have lost enough fans and viewership. They need something to spice it up, like adding a dirt track or two.
This is probably a bit extreme. But NASCAR has slowly been making the pit crew a less important part of the racing experience. I hate to see that because I enjoy watching the crews compete.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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On some of these cookie cutter tracks, the only excitement and passing takes place in the pits.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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Good special on NBCSN about the Wood Brothers. Catch if you get the chance.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:34 PM
 
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well the southern 500 will go off soon, a bit late due to the weather though.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:05 AM
 
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eric jones wins tonights southern 500, good job there eric. kyle larson runs second, kyle busch third, with kevin harvick and bradk rounding out the top five.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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Got to give props to the all of the NASCAR fans that hung in there for the Southern 500. The grandstands looked nearly packed even at nearly 2AM!! Certainly one of the most favorite races of the season for fans.

Kyle was a little bit whiny about his performance early Monday morning. Seemed like he blamed his crew more than himself for hitting the wall. Also wondered why NASCAR didn't throw a caution flag with 2 laps to go, trying to imply because it was because of some sort of conspiracy or something. It's a good thing G/W/C wasn't needed. If there was one, the 18 would have finished farther back, plus a good chance the 42 could have passed the 20 (his teammate) for the win.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Last race before the playoffs is Sunday at Indy. As of right now Bowyer and Suarez are in and Newman and Johnson are out. Who makes it and who doesn't? Or will another driver win a race that's currently out of the playoff race?


I think Jimmy will have a good race and lock up one of the spots. As far as the other spot goes I'm rooting for Bowyer.
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