Fail inspection you lose race

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by DanicaFreak, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I guess the three that got sent home already that happened? Sure what you say can happen, but the fans taking pictures of the cars on the track caught more cars than the inspections or the teams did.
     
  2. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I haven't read all the posts but has it been brought up that the sponsor might withhold installment payments if there's a DQ? Will future contracts include penalty clauses? Will there be a clause the contract can be voided if there's more than 1 DQ?
     
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  3. Revman

    Revman JGR/TRD Daytona 1-2-3 for JD

    If contracts included penalty clauses, that would be great. Really. Bring a legal car. Make it easy on NASCAR. I mean that.
     
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  4. Revman

    Revman JGR/TRD Daytona 1-2-3 for JD

    Who got DQ'ed?
     
  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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  6. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    WRONG The inspection process after the race is open house for all to see.
     
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  7. Revman

    Revman JGR/TRD Daytona 1-2-3 for JD

    Yeah, sure, okay....
     
  8. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I can't speak for now, as I have no direct knowledge, but that's the way it always was. I stood right there and watched a few in the Busch Series.
     
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  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    It has been stated that the inspections will be pretty much the same way with reporters, fans, crew members etc being present. Fans will know if there is a problem before Nascar announces it.
     
  10. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    They have? How? I missed that.

    And yes, they need to because fans are tired of a cheater being permitted to walk off with the win. It stinks of WWE.
     
  11. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Racer's Kelly Crandall is proving to be one of the better young Nascar reporters.
    Good current article about the inspection process with Crew Chief's comments, Pearn, Gordon, Gustafson, Knaus etc. BTW they moved some cameras around in the trunk area this year.


    INSIGHT: Inside NASCAR’s inspection process

    https://racer.com/2019/02/11/insight-inside-nascars-inspection-process/
     
  12. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Interesting article. The big teams have a scanning station in their shop which gives them an advantage. It helps them prepare their cars for the track inspection but it also helps them figure out how it works and I'm guessing they use it to test their innovations.
     
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  13. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    So HMS has this machine and yet they really had a hard time last year getting passed for qualifying.
     
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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I heard the setup wasn't hugely expensive, nothing like their simulators, child's play for any of the top multi car teams to have one. Nascar has one and it is free to use for everybody else to use, so it isn't completely a have, have not deal. just not as convenient, but yeah it has to be an advantage if they have one of their own AND somebody who knows what they are doing to set it up and run it. It's pretty worthless without a good operator.
     
  15. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Either that's why they got one or they didn't have the right guy running it as Standonit pointed out.
     
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  16. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I can believe RFR would be that dumb but not HMS
     
  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    so you are saying last year Hendrick had an inspection problem? I'm not sure that was their problem. Besides having fast cars this year for the 500, as they say the real season starts at Atlanta. Hendrick might not be out of the woods yet.
     
  18. Revman

    Revman JGR/TRD Daytona 1-2-3 for JD

    The 500 qualifying is a beast unto itself. Tells us nothing that we haven't known for years---Hendrick will sacrifice handling for speed to get the prestige of the Daytona 500 pole---and I respect that. I don't know that they are the fastest. Anybody can trim their cars out, and go for it. Real speed is race speed for this race. Atlanta will tell the tale as you mentioned, and I do think that they will be completely competitive.
     
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  19. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Among all of their other problems, YES they had an inspection problem and it was embarrassing to be a fan of that organization and watch them continually shoot themselves in the foot. It cost them time on the track, it cost them starting positions and it cost them crew suspensions, NONE of which they could afford as bad as they were running. Whether they have fixed anything or not for 2019, who knows.
     
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