'21 Generation 7 Car news

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As far as number placement goes, I honestly couldn't care less. I know there are traditionalist out there who think the numbers should stay on the door. I'm not one of those people. I'm more interested in the race itself and the look of the car comes second. So put them on the rear quarter panel, put them on the rear part of the door. I mean, get those Taxi signage and put the numbers on there for all I care. This is a sport that relies on sponsorship to exist and most companies see diminishing ROI when it comes to sponsoring a NASCAR team or a NASCAR race. So, you have to do what you have to do to get those Benjamin's.
The ROI is diminishing because NASCAR continues to drive their fans away
 

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Sounds like spy camera time. Perhaps Biffle can come through.
I'm interested to see the look of each manufacturer.

Interesting how each OEM brought their simulation test/setup specialists well. Maybe, to begin getting their own notebooks together for each OEM.

The pandemic while horrible, has honestly given NASCAR and the teams more time to prepare for this transition period. This extra testing time should help message these bad boys for next season.

I'm really hopeful about this car.
 

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Some big hitters quoted in this. It certainly sounds like they’re content to bring the Gen 6 out a few more times at least before they’ve figured out the new car.


Hearing the comparisons made to the fragility of IndyCar is less than encouraging. Also, they might not want to tear up a bunch of Gen 7 cars at Bristol, but they are fine with totaling many more at Daytona? Odd.
 

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Issues with IRS compatiability?

Interesting, the thing is will this be a common theme. Teams still have plenty of Gen-6 chassis to play with, so the idea of having to convert from the Gen-7 to Gen-6 is a lot of work for a one-off type of race.

I'm okay with it, I think NASCAR will eventually have to address the fragility of the new car. The only way to test is by gathering data from race events in the future.

@gnomesayin I undertstand that view point, however NASCAR is going to have to run these new cars on the plate tracks eventually. The first year is going to be important and once they begin to figure out the IRS with time, they will eventually move to converting the new car into this type of configuration.
 

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I say keep the Gen 6 for dirt and let them trick it out. Coil-overs, 4-link, lift arm, remove windshield. Use Hoosier tires for those events. Would save GoodYear the expense of development.
 

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Yes... because Bristol dirt is the only track where wheel-banging occurs.
 

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By now, the dirt and clay have been removed to stockpile.

There might be some sawdust that the sweepers missed.
 

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CanT RAcE An IrS oN diRT.


Not to be nit picky, but most rally cross course have gravel dirt. Whereas most dirt oval use some form of wet clay because clay holds moisture better. Rally cross isn't as concern about retaining moisture.
 

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Not to be nit picky, but most rally cross course have gravel dirt. Whereas most dirt oval use some form of wet clay because clay holds moisture better. Rally cross isn't as concern about retaining moisture.
And it's not like rally cars jump at 100MPH. They are incredibly fragile...oh wait?
 

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Hearing the comparisons made to the fragility of IndyCar is less than encouraging. Also, they might not want to tear up a bunch of Gen 7 cars at Bristol, but they are fine with totaling many more at Daytona? Odd.
Kinda sounded to me like Marks was talking about things like the diffuser, and they don’t want to take a newly-designed car and start stripping important bits from it right away.

Also, that Goodyear may not be ready to start designing a dirt tire around a bigger wheel and with less sidewall either? What they have seems to works for the Trucks at least despite the Cup snafu.

Notebooks are going to be thin for everyone for a while so I could see why they may wait a bit. I’d guess it probably depends on what medium- and long-term direction they head with dirt racing too.
 

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Somebody would need their head examined to leave a diffuser on a car where aero isn't a factor. The main reason I could see them using the older car was if the owners wanted to get rid of some old inventory. I doubt that happening because of the curiosity factor from the fans wanting to see how the Next Gen handles the dirt. I think it will turn faster lap times and be more controllable on the dirt when all is said and done. To think that his car wasn't designed in accordance with Goodyear being involved in the development of the tire being used hasn't been paying attention to all of the testing they have been doing.
 

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To think that his car wasn't designed in accordance with Goodyear being involved in the development of the tire being used hasn't been paying attention to all of the testing they have been doing.
I don’t think that’s ever been in question. The rollout of the new car and new wheel/slick tire have always been linked together. Have any tests with 2022 dimensions been performed on dirt yet?
 

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I don’t think that’s ever been in question. The rollout of the new car and new wheel/slick tire have always been linked together. Have any tests with 2022 dimensions been performed on dirt yet?
How soon did they test the Gen 6 car on dirt? One week, two?
 
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