NASCAR announces 2019 MENCS rules

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by FLRacingFan, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Thats because in your Nascar world your points only matter.
     
  2. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Gentlemen, you're trying to turn this into a private fight in open forum, again. Please don't.
     
  3. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Bravo. :booya:
     
  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  5. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    You all act like this car is new, it has a different grill, that's it.
     
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  6. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Doesn't the approved hood come from the manufacturer also?
     
  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think you are a bit confused. Look who wrote the tweet. Last time I heard Rodney Childers is the crew chief for Kevin Harvick. He thinks it is new even if you and who ever think it isn't. I do think I will go with Rodney's assessment.
     
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    he won't know that.
     
  9. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Ummm yeh I know that, but look at the car, if you didn't know it was a Mustang and compared it to this seasons car looking at it from the side, you could not tell them apart. You all make a big deal about a supposedly "new" car, it's new in name ....pretty much everything else isn't.
     
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I knew it, you don't have a clue. :p
     
  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    That is the same for every manufacturer. Even when Toy came out with their new car, all they
    had to do was change the front clip, the rest of the car is the same.
    Change manufactures and you change the front clip and engine.
     
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    This is the last I am going to say about the Mustang in the Rules package for next years thread. The both of ya who think the car is the same from the front clip back I would suggest that you look at the rear facia and the three taillight treatment and the concave facia the light treatment is moulded to. Of course it probably won't define different to those of the trollish nature even though it is. I really don't care. Childers who has a different car with completely different characteristics and a completely different rules package is liking the car and the challenge of the new rules package which was the intent of the post. I hope that doesn't go completely over the heads of those with an agendas. BTW the picture of the new Mustang is in the Penske thread.:confused:
     
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  13. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    When everyone in the garage has to deal with all the changes, I put my money on Childers and Pearn to get it right the soonest. Now they have to convince the driver it is right. Again those 2 CC's are the best at handling the driver.
     
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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I would put Stevens in there also. I really think Busch although he will probably be whining, is going to be tough driving the larger track package.
     
  15. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Boy, that's a real stretch....given that the guy is fast in everything he drives.
     
  16. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Those who have been fast, will be fast....and their crew chiefs might have something to do with it.
     
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  17. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    About as different as Chevy going from the SS to the Camaro, and we all know how much the Chevy teams struggled with THAT.
     
  18. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Did they struggle or was Toyota and Ford on their game?
     
  19. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Car Chief

    The Mustang will have new headlight and exhaust decals and we don’t know how that will impact setups
     
  20. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    I have more of a clue than you can imagine, now go back to apologizing for the failures of Nascar.
     
  21. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    I'm sure NASCAR will spin it to show it will.
     
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  22. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I don't think you can attribute the lack of success by Chevy to just Toyota and Ford running good. Other than the fluke Dillon win in the 500, they didn't win a race until August.
     
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  23. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Thst fluke win was not a win, he crashed his way to victory. Two things here, Toyota was strong before the Camaro, SHR was also very strong. Chevy fell behind the learning curve.
     
  24. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    No question that Chevy was somewhat behind going into 2018, but the Camaro, for whatever reason just buried them. The 24/9 team ended 2017 as hot as ANY team out there with the possible exception of Truex, and the first 2/3 of 2018 they couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat. The ONLY thing that changed was the car.
     
  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    On the track, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be going to a new rules package. Using aero ducts and tapered spacers along with a bigger spoiler and splitter, officials are looking to deliver better racing. In doing so, the expectation is the field will be closer.
    “I think the racing will be better at the larger racetracks,” said Hamlin. “I can think of the two-mile racetracks in particular that it’s going to be substantially better. Some of the short tracks, it could be a challenge simply because of the aero. You’re going to be punching a bigger hole in the air. It’s tough to judge it until you see it, but I got to drive it a little bit and seemed pretty fun.”
    https://racer.com/2018/12/02/2019-cant-come-soon-enough-for-hamlin/
     
  26. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Car Chief

    Sounds like what Goodyear, drivers and forum members have been saying. Pack racing, flat footing and markedly less power. Oh goody!
     
  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I am not a Kyle fan, mainly because I dislike Pius Joe. However with 50+ wins, I put Kyle in the same league as Dale E. Both drivers dump CC's at will and are capable of winning with a top 10 car. Harvick NEEDS Childers, Truex NEEDS Pearn.
     
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  28. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Interesting take. I agree on Truex, and I history tells us that you are right on Harvick, but I had never thought of it that way....
     
  29. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I am an old DE fan and his abilities was what made me a Nascar Fan. With a small attitude change Kyle could be the next DE.
     
  30. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    God I hope not. Loved Earnhardt. There will never be another. I love KB. Don't want him to change anything. About time someone stayed true to who he is.
     
  31. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    I like most of NASCAR Nation always hold my breath for Hamlin's insights. Said no one ever.
     
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  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Now more than ever it'd be nice to bring back winter testing. Too much sitting around waiting and speculating for such a big change.
     
  33. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    You'd think they would with this new package being implemented.
     
  34. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Life itself will change him and how he handles set backs.
     
  35. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Already has. It's all relative. Kyle is Kyle.
     
  36. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    It would make all the sense in the world, but NASCAR probably wants to limit the amount of time the engineers have to science this thing out. Wonder if they aren't buying a month or so before they string out again.

    It's interesting to think about what impact the testing ban has had on the young guns.
     
  37. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    *Spoiler Alert*
     
  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think the high down force cars on the shorter tracks will help them. That is what they grew up racing. I think it was Jones that said something like that.
     
  39. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    I agree. This is going to be fun. Can't wait for Kyle to win his first, and say the car sucks. It will bring back wonderful memories, and provide many, many enduring posts.
     
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  40. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    After he wins a bunch of races. That really pisses NASCAR off. :partytime
     
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