As I predicted months ago. This is actually what will save the teams money. Whole lot quicker/cheaper to unbolt a clip than put it on surface plate and weld on a clip.
Already expecting tweaks to front and rear clips. NASCAR supposed to brief media today on changes.
No room in the haulers, Phoenix is the last race of the year that will have practice, so teams will be bringing backups.Interesting dates for that Phoenix test. I would have thought they'd tuck the new car in the same hauler with the finale car, and test it ASAP afterward, just to cut out an extra trip west. On the other hand, the cars may not be ready to bring along at that time.
Just random thoughts.
They slow down significantly faster.
And speed is good...it's welcome. Puts aside my previous fears that somehow the Xfinity cars could be faster. But they just didn't look fast to my eyes. (reaches for glasses and another look)They slow down significantly faster.
They can carry more momenteum it looks like through the bus stop chicane and front stretch chicane. Not to mention, it sounds like guys are getting on-throttle quicker.
I expect them to be slower on ovals, but road courses expect more speed.