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I was wondering if that was the problem with the Fords. Their nose is pretty flat compared to the others.
 

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To me this car has definitely improved racing at tracks over 1 mile

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Racing has been great, and Joey can hit people as hard as he wants without damaging that draggy nose.
 

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Excited to see if the new car can maybe........possibly.......potentially make Kansas a fun race. My hopes are not high.
 

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Well legacy/long-time NASCAR owners finally got what they wanted in consistent 36 car fields....
 

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Was listening to Chris Rice last night and sounds the parts shortage is a little worse than I had thought. Said they're basically rotating 3 cars right now (I'm assuming per team) and 1 spare for the two teams. Said spare isn't a roll of the truck spare, more like it will take all the time they can give us at the track to get it ready
 

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Could be a very curious way to get around testing regs…an ex-Penske/DJR Supercar showcar. It’s clearly the Penske #22 font but that car number was never used by the team in V8s.



 

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Could be a very curious way to get around testing regs…an ex-Penske/DJR Supercar showcar. It’s clearly the Penske #22 font but that car number was never used by the team in V8s.





My cousin sent me a text of a screen shot of his text conversation with his best friend saying "Im at Watkins Glen racing today and tomorrow. Joey Loganos going to be here tomorrow."

I would've never posted that because its just hearsay, but it seems to line up.
 

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Dummy definitely was knocked out. Could see the head flopping around. Maybe even a broken neck?

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Was listening to Chris Rice last night and sounds the parts shortage is a little worse than I had thought. Said they're basically rotating 3 cars right now (I'm assuming per team) and 1 spare for the two teams. Said spare isn't a roll of the truck spare, more like it will take all the time they can give us at the track to get it ready
Ain't worth the time anymore trying to explain this reality here.
 

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I guess they are hiring people to work on thin air beings that they don't have any cars to work on


Recently an employee at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) posted on social media, ‘If you’re looking to get into NASCAR, there’s never been a better time.’


Brett Frood, president of Stewart-Haas Racing agrees.


“The sport has continued its upward trajectory and momentum, highlighted by phenomenal TV viewership, increased attendance, energy with new fans, and overall excitement and positivity with the Next Gen car and its racing,” he said in an email interview. “We feel really confident in the health and sustainability of the series and its teams. So yes, it is absolutely a great time to get into the sport and build a long-term future within a top-tier sports property.”

 

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Everything I've heard is that the work has changed. With less inventory it's more of a all out effort now when cars get back to the shop to get things turned around than when they were working for a large inventory.

I know teams say they're looking for people but I think the people they're looking for has dramatically changed from years past. Sounds like a lot of fabricators saw the writing on the wall last year and had moved on by their own choice. I imagine now there's more demand for more mechanics (people to assemble things instead of fabricators) and engineers to do sim work.

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Everything I've heard is that the work has changed. With less inventory it's more of a all out effort now when cars get back to the shop to get things turned around than when they were working for a large inventory.

I know teams say they're looking for people but I think the people they're looking for has dramatically changed from years past. Sounds like a lot of fabricators saw the writing on the wall last year and had moved on by their own choice. I imagine now there's more demand for more mechanics (people to assemble things instead of fabricators) and engineers to do sim work.

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However, many of those technicians were retrained and kept, while some simply tired of the weekly grind of the sport and moved out of the industry. It seemed that workforce had balanced out. Yet today teams have openings. And like the rest of America, teams are finding those openings hard to fill.
 

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However, many of those technicians were retrained and kept, while some simply tired of the weekly grind of the sport and moved out of the industry. It seemed that workforce had balanced out. Yet today teams have openings. And like the rest of America, teams are finding those openings hard to fill.
The workforce is another aspect. As guys leave finding replacements is next to impossible I know right now we have to hire about 6 people to find one good one.

Other thing is depending on industry nascar may no longer be the highest paying around. It's no secret that sponsorships and driver salaries have been on the decline. I imagine that is trickling down to the shop floor. Not saying the sport is on the way out, just more of a reset.

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The workforce is another aspect. As guys leave finding replacements is next to impossible I know right now we have to hire about 6 people to find one good one.

Other thing is depending on industry nascar may no longer be the highest paying around. It's no secret that sponsorships and driver salaries have been on the decline. I imagine that is trickling down to the shop floor. Not saying the sport is on the way out, just more of a reset.

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A whole bunch of guess and by golly. Good luck with that.
 

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A whole bunch of guess and by golly. Good luck with that.
I'm sorry I don't work for a nascar team so all I can do is speculate based on what I see in industry. Right now I see companies taking 2 approaches

1) hire a bunch of people knowing they'll have a bunch of turnover in hopes they find a couple good people

2) give up trying to train people and instead steal them from the competition.

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I'm sorry I don't work for a nascar team so all I can do is speculate based on what I see in industry. Right now I see companies taking 2 approaches

1) hire a bunch of people knowing they'll have a bunch of turnover in hopes they find a couple good people

2) give up trying to train people and instead steal them from the competition.

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If you would have read the article and listened to the audio on the web page you would learn there is a more important 3d way. SHR lost very few people when the talk of the time was big reductions in the workforce. SHR retrained their existing workers to do different procedures and the opposite is true, they had to HIRE more personnel and they need more personnel in all areas of the company
 

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However, many of those technicians were retrained and kept, while some simply tired of the weekly grind of the sport and moved out of the industry. It seemed that workforce had balanced out. Yet today teams have openings. And like the rest of America, teams are finding those openings hard to fill.
All the good ones are here on RF where they flourish...
 

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All the good ones are here on RF where they flourish...
Right, I should have known that, thank's for reminding me.

There are real for sure tire shortages that the short trackers have going on and they are having to alter their rules to accommodate the tire shortages. I don't see any of that happening with teams not having a car to race or not enough tires in Nascar so far. It's a good sign teams are hiring and there is a shortage..they have to pay MORE to get good people.
 

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Right, I should have known that, thank's for reminding me.

There are real for sure tire shortages that the short trackers have going on and they are having to alter their rules to accommodate the tire shortages. I don't see any of that happening with teams not having a car to race or not enough tires in Nascar so far. It's a good sign teams are hiring and there is a shortage..they have to pay MORE to get good people.
I dont know the cost of racing tires. But the cost of two retreads for a semi trailer 2 weeks ago was $800.00. Double what it was last year. And I am told they went up 12 % May 1st.
 

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The article doesn't say so but NASCAR teams employ more than just wrench-spinners. There's a lot of office types too.
Exactly this. Just because teams are hiring does not mean it's for the shop. These teams are regular companies with IT staff, marketing departments, HR departments, facilities/maintenance staff, inventory and materials staff, etc. Not everybody that works for a Cup team works on the cars. Not even close.
 

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Exactly this. Just because teams are hiring does not mean it's for the shop. These teams are regular companies with IT staff, marketing departments, HR departments, facilities/maintenance staff, inventory and materials staff, etc. Not everybody that works for a Cup team works on the cars. Not even close.
I'd gladly take a supply chain gig with one of them lol
 
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