NASCAR Daytona duels tonight

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2/15/2018 2:19 PM

Eh. Not like some drivers get sent home.. Everybody makes it in.

Used to be 60 to 80 cars and these races mean something.

But.the car body skewed the opposite of what they have used could be some crashing.

Starts at 7 pm east fs1.

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2/15/2018 2:25 PM

The charters screwed the pooch for everything.

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2/15/2018 2:38 PM

Yeah.

And the no ride height rule .

They are lowering the rear to get the spoiler out the air and then skewing the body to the inside at the rear to get the right side of the spoiler out the air more.

And using the track bar adjustment by the driver to change skew while racing.

So.the hole the lead car punches in the air is small and no draft passes can happen.

They should take away all the down force tricks and make it more like the trucks which draft pass pretty easy.

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2/15/2018 3:26 PM

Hopefully the cookie cutter cars will die soon. Take the manufacturers design to a wind tunnel in January measure the drag and make specs off of that. Boom done. Everyone within .05 of drag ... shut up and go racin for the year.

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2/15/2018 3:29 PM

The ride height rule loosening is actually a good thing the cars handle worse. Ill handling cars make for good Daytona 500s. The duel's are the only way teams will know how they handle under race conditions. I don't buy the 45 50 60 car field argument, only 15 or 20 cars had a shot.

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2/15/2018 6:07 PM

Hillbilly should be happy the ford's look good. I expect good things for Blaney in that 12.

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2/16/2018 7:29 AM

el moto diablo wrote:

Hillbilly should be happy the ford's look good. I expect good things for Blaney in that 12.

He's kind of a shit head.
But they all are I guess.

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2/16/2018 12:29 PM

el moto diablo wrote:

Hillbilly should be happy the ford's look good. I expect good things for Blaney in that 12.

Ford won all plate races last year to but that less drag cost them all rest of the races since it means less down force .

They should take the front splitter off.put a spoiler on to match a plateless engine so horsepower would be there to draft pass.

I watched the 88ish Talladega race. The one Bobby tore the fence down a while back. It was a great race. Lots of passing. The cara were stable and going 215 average laps with 200 less HP than a placeless engine today.

NASCAR could easily figure what drag numbers they need to reproduce that ratio and give the drivers z car that would require lifting in the corners and ability to draft pass.

But. They are stuck in the mindset of these big pack races bring in fans.

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2/16/2018 6:21 PM

Damnn.what a hit Jennifer Jo took in the truck race. Tuff girl to get out of that one.

Most of the trucks are running the ilmor spec engine.

It's like the one running in ARCA .

ARCA uses a 396 not sure the CI of the truck one but it is EFI where the OEM engines are carb.

Toyota was pissed because the ilmor was faster in testing and Kyle Bush went with ilmor in his trucks.

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2/18/2018 11:26 AM

The xfinity cars have a bulge at each end of the front bumper that NASCAR designed.

Made a huge difference in that race. Let's side drafting passes easy. The cup cars need it.

15 minutes to green

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