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    CHMSL For Superspeedways

    The cars would of course be braking, heavily. Am I mistaken that currently there are no provisions for any kind of brake light at the big tracks? And that drivers are unable to detect hard braking of cars ahead until too late? All my suggestion would achieve is a split second of earlier...
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    CHMSL For Superspeedways

    In every top-level motorsport accelerometers are used in testing and development. This same kind of device could be used to detect a unusually great deceleration that would switch the light on. The actual braking components would not be connected to the light at all.
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    CHMSL For Superspeedways

    The point being that when the "big one" starts, drivers are hard on the brakes and generating a lot of g's. This would switch on the light. However, if the light is actuated by the pedal itself simply trail-braking thru the corner would activate it. And crews would play games with it to deceive...
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    CHMSL For Superspeedways

    Easily overcome, I imagine.
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    CHMSL For Superspeedways

    Perhaps this has been suggested before, but I've never seen it. How about a "CHMSL" for the speedways? A high mounted stop or braking light activated not by the brake pedal but by rapid deceleration? That way the driver couldn't play games with it but drivers further back in a pack would see...
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    That T-Bird was narrower than the Chevys and GM in general. However, by '85 NASCAR mandated a front track width of 60" (Fords were running at 58"), which the GMs were already. I've read that because of this Ford teams had to bulge the fenders which was a big disadvantage, offsetting any...
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    At Daytona everyone else blew, but not at 'Dega. I'll never believe that an entire field got snookered by a gear set. I was hoping that the Endyn question had been answered and that I just missed it. Guess not.
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    Ack ack ack. Nope. I'm not buying that. Not even close.
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    I always heard that it was a big wallet.
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    He ran down the field at Talladega, under green, from five miles back and no one, to my knowledge, has ever cracked the mystery. Really want to know. If you haven't read the attached articles, it's worth the time. Especially if you're new to the sport, i.e. within the last 25 years. Widmer...
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    New Member With A Question About An Old Topic

    As in VERY old. Has it ever been determined whether the 9 car was running the Larry Widmer heads in 1985? In a Hot Rod article of the period, they denied it. http://www.theoldone.com/articles/Hot_Rod-Talking_Heads_1.jpg http://www.theoldone.com/articles/default.asp
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