Daytona: wrecking isn't racing

Spotter22

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On a positive note, isn't it amazing those V-8's can stay together lap after lap at over 7500 continuous RPM, amazing to me, what stellar engineering. Hats off to the engine builders in Nascar, they are wizards. :booya:
Before the gear change I think they were at around 8800 hanging RPMs, IIRC and thats a long shot
 

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Well, when you have to run an engine at half the horsepower it's capable of, it damn well better not blow up....... You could take a late 90's-early 2000's NASCAR motor and make it last an entire ARCA season with the exception of valve springs just by keeping the RPM under 8500.
 

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Well, when you have to run an engine at half the horsepower it's capable of, it damn well better not blow up....... You could take a late 90's-early 2000's NASCAR motor and make it last an entire ARCA season with the exception of valve springs just by keeping the RPM under 8500.
Who did that?
 

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Some people mentioned paving more of the infield. I say put synthetic turf down like they have at Charlotte. No more puddles of water and no more destroyed splitters.
 

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They get a little in depth into the effect the current spoilers have on the superspeedway racing product we have.
 

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Some people mentioned paving more of the infield. I say put synthetic turf down like they have at Charlotte. No more puddles of water and no more destroyed splitters.
They paved a lot coming out of turn 4 but it still is hard for them to save it there before they hit the grass. The tri-oval grass is most of the problem. When it is wet it seems they go faster when they hit it. If they are going to run the splitter down on the track that area should be astro turfed

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They paved a lot coming out of turn 4 but it still is hard for them to save it there before they hit the grass. The tri-oval grass is most of the problem. When it is wet it seems they go faster when they hit it. If they are going to run the splitter down on the track that area should be astro turfed

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Don’t waste time reinventing the wheel. Dale Jarrett spun through the grass on lap 12 at Michigan in 2002 and still won the race. Either the cars need to return to having a ride height minimum that doesn’t turn the splitter into a lawn mower blade or they need to return to the front valence.
 

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I like the natural grass. Sometimes you get lucky no damage, sometimes you don't.
 
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