Las Vegas test 1/31-2/1

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  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Don't know if this warrants its own thread or not but the various "rules package" threads are already pretty cluttered.

    Will be streamed from 11 AM-3:30 PM Eastern today: https://www.nascar.com/lasvegastest

    Also looks to be on Twitter and YouTube:

     
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  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Hope the damn stream holds up.
     
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  3. Definitely will check this out, have nothing better to do between classes
     
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  4. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Nascar has scheduled five "drafting sessions" during the Las Vegas test, 25 laps each, with the first one being within the streaming window that FL outlined. Here is what NBC Sports said about the schedule...

     
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  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    "Drafting sessions" Lmao.
     
  6. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Crew Chief

    I thought the use of the term drafting sessions was funny too.
     
  7. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Cars on track in January and NASCAR is giving us the live stream? Yes please.

    Still not a fan of what we have seen from tests so far but keeping fingers crossed.
     
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  8. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Get to see cars on track, I'm excited.
     
  9. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Crew Chief

    Must be at Daytonia... oh wait
     
  10. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I don't get anything except a list of a bunch of videos.
     
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  11. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Live stream has begun:
     
  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    It took mine a little while to go live but it's pretty damn good quality at the moment.
     
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  14. Flyer22

    Flyer22 Team Owner

    Watching now!!! Cars on track!! Wooohooo. -30 wind chills here in Ohio but this is warming me up.
     
  15. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  16. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Less talking heads, more on track action of the package please.
     
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  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I know it's mostly single-car runs right now...but yeah, yapyapyapyapyapyapyapyap could be toned down a bit.
     
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  18. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    OK, now I have a picture ( real dark) and they tell me it is #6 of Newman but it isn't anything
    exciting to watch because of the poor camera. They did spend quite a bit of time showing "south Point" and the finish line. :)
     
  19. Loving the look of the fords. Look way better the fusions
     
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  20. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I love hearing the sound of cars on track!! Cant wait til they go out together!
     
  21. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Okay I'm having a major brain fart here... who's the guy on the right?
     
  22. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Your not seeing the Fords on the track right now are you?
    My picture is so dark I am lucky to see a car number.
    Does anyone have a link where it looks like daytime racing?
     
  23. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    - Definately on-throttle throughout the track
    - Lowered-tone of engines compared to last year
    - Cars look like they have been slowed down

    That's about all I can tell about right now. We'll see a lot more cone draft practice and I would like to hear drivers opinions at the end of all of this.
     
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  24. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Its a bit iffy.. I'm watching on YouTube but its probably the same

     
  25. Cody Ware getting a interview. That’s a first and last happening
     
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  26. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

     
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  27. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  28. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    If you'll have a browser on your Smart TV, Fire Stick or Roku, you may want to take in the testing that way. A lot better on the big screen rather than a PC/Laptop.
     
  29. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Interesting, but not surprising. Everyone will think they are superman until the falloff starts to happen. Any tire specifications for the test? As in if they are using a softer or harder compound for Vegas?
     
  30. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Looks like the USAF is also doing some testing over the track. Cool stuff.
     
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  31. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Really disappointed at the quality of the picture.
    It's Nascar free, what can I expect.
     
  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Goodyear said in November they anticipate bringing the same tire to the first several intermediate tracks.
     
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  33. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    Anyone else trying to time a lap, kinda hard to do. I'm getting mid 31s on some of them.
     
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  34. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Just tried it and got a 31.8 on Newman. Bowyer managed to get a huge draft from maybe a second back at the beginning of the lap and passed him around the S/F line.
     
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  35. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  36. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    They are still figuring it out I believe. They have a bunch of wheel force cars on track for this test with this package.
     
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  37. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    We'll see how long that happens, I mean its just the eye test. I'm engineers will be going bonkers with the new information after today.

    For sure, its not something they will instantly learn. It takes time like any other season, but it will be interesting to see who is the most ready out of the box at the intermediate tracks. Then, throughout the season we'll see how much more downforce teams will gain. Games of chess are being played as we speak.
     
  38. Regardless of the rules package, watching this is getting me excited for the season. Only 10 days to the Clash
     
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  39. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

     
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  40. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    People at the track are saying that the Xfinity cars are noticeably faster than the Cup cars.
     
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