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    Stage Cautions on Road Courses

    Stage breaks were inserted because too many races became boring, as drivers even admitted to stroking during the middle of the race. Some folks might opine that stage breaks also provide more opportunity for TV advertisements... Stage breaks are kinda like having your cake and eating it too...
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    Let's acknowledge the good things NASCAR has done

    Although I don't agree that some of the "NASCAR nailed it" things are "good" things, I do agree that we ought to spend less effort griping and more effort finding and supporting solutions. Some people are just too in love with griping... if they managed to gripe NASCAR into oblivion they'd...
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    Ah dun be gots me dem Off-Season Blues ...

    Maybe a good time to get a little more involved than just watching TV? Now is the perfect time to help a local track team. They need to evaluate their past season, and teardown / check / rebuild their equipment. Figure out what needs to be replaced or redone for next year, maybe make a list...
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    Throwback Thursday

    Not a famous car, nor associated with anybody who became famous, but this represents the grassroots. It's a typical local track hero car, from the "Super Street" class. It's one I worked on years ago, although maybe not so many years ago as one might assume... The other side was not as...
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    All Electric NASCAR Series on the Horizon

    Although I like electric cars and have built some electric conversions (although I've not raced them) I also am a traditionalist who prefers that NASCAR restricts itself to its original concept: race cars that largely resemble street cars that everybody can purchase. As of today, and probably...
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    NASCAR should address their suspension penalties

    Seems to me, suspending a driver for one race is a greater penalty than suspending a crew chief and some crew members for four races. My reasoning is, the whole team (including how the car performs on the track) revolves around the driver. His "feel" determines how they tweak the car's...
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    NASCAR should address their suspension penalties

    Although not a NASCAR race, your answer could lie in what happened in 1999 during the VisionAire 500K Indy Racing League race at Charlotte...
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    In Defense of Texas Motor Speedway...

    Yeah, sad that it's still true...
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    In Defense of Texas Motor Speedway...

    Camera angles and relative distances can make it tough to see the differences between street car dimensions and NASCAR Cup car dimensions. Cup car dimensions are 193.4" long by 78.6" wide by 50.4" high. Stock Camaro is 188" to 190" long by 75" wide by 53" high. Stock Mustang is 186" long by 74"...
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    In Defense of Texas Motor Speedway...

    The way I look at it is from the perspective of how NASCAR tried to present itself. The SC in NASCAR stands for Stock Car... the promotional phrase used to be "win on Sunday, sell on Monday". Although Cup series cars have been quite different from their showroom counterparts for decades, now...
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    In Defense of Texas Motor Speedway...

    Fine with me. I used to be that way too, until NASCAR made the cars too standardized and then my manufacturer disappeared (Pontiac). Today we have a new version of IROC cars with the only difference being the engines. Maybe I could be lured back into manufacturer rivalry if the cars at least...
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    In Defense of Texas Motor Speedway...

    I don't bitch about tracks either. It's the same track for everybody, so may the best driver and team figure it out. These are supposed to be the best drivers and teams, so I don't like hearing any whining. As for your Toyotas, your favorites are fine with me as long as you don't begrudge...
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    Running under recommended Tire PSI

    Maybe they could use tire pressure monitoring systems like the ones that have been in street cars for decades now. But instead of the tire pressure sensors only transmitting to a display for the driver, the data is sent to a computer that NASCAR monitors. NASCAR wouldn't even need to know each...
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    Running under recommended Tire PSI

    I prefer hard tires. Forces the talent of the suspension set-up guys and the driver to show.
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    Kyle Busch to RCR

    Some people figure that, because Reddick has had his Cup success in the #8 car, the #8 is part of Reddick's brand identity. So Childress placing Busch into the #8 next year (and presumably placing Reddick into a car with a number that has little if any recent success history) hurts Reddick's...
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    Should NASCAR run Sunday night races in the summer?

    In the past, auto racing (particularly local track races) have problems on Friday nights when high school is back in session. A lot of the same people who tend to be auto racing fans also have kids involved in high school football (athletes, cheerleading, band etc.), so once football starts...
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    Kyle Busch to RCR

    This is interesting, and quite a turn-around from Childress's poor relationship with Kyle after their fight in 2011. (Remember Childress attacking Kyle after the spring Truck race at Kansas, when Kyle ran into Childress's truck (driven by Coulter) after the race was over? And at that point...
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    Should NASCAR run Sunday night races in the summer?

    I suppose it's a matter of what NASCAR is more interested in - TV audiences vs. filling seats at the tracks. Sunday night races are difficult for fans who have to travel long distances and then have to be at work Monday morning. At a lot of tracks you endure hours of slow traffic while trying...
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    Thought for Today

    Not sure, but it sure seems to stick to (and clog up) the bottle opening quite easily and thoroughly...
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    Thought for Today

    If people would spend as much time and effort finding practical solutions for their problems, as they do whining about them, they'd have a lot fewer problems to whine about...
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