Texas Motor Speedway Pre-Race Thread

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38 Cup cars for Texas. 15-Grala 16-TDillon 33-AHill 84-Johnson

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After 3 dud races in a row, how do you guarantee a 4th? Head to Texas…
 
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After 3 dud races in a row, how do you guarantee a 4th? Head to Texas…
As an alternative, it's Masters weekend (although I know some here feel the same way about golf as I do about last weekend's basketball). Much as I enjoy chatting with you knuckleheads during a live race, I'll probably tape this one and watch the goofers and azaleas instead.
 

Goodyear Fast Facts — Texas​

NASCAR Cup Series – Race No. 9 – 267 laps / 400.5 miles Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for April 13-14, 2024

Tire: Goodyear Eagle 18-inch Speedway Radials

Set limits: Cup: 1 set for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 9 sets for the race (8 race sets plus 1 set transferred from qualifying)

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-5186; Right-side — D-5222

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 2,263 mm (89.09 in.); Right-side — 2,277 mm (89.65 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi; Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 46 psi

Storyline – Speeds will be up as Cup gets back to intermediate track: After a recent stretch of short track races, NASCAR Cup teams return to an intermediate speedway at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. With that, speeds will be high and teams will be searching for grip to maximize that speed. One tuning tool that teams use is air pressure in the tires. Goodyear supplies teams with data that supports its minimum recommended pressure recommendations at each race. Going below those guidelines, along with geometry setting on the car, carries a risk of damaging a tire’s sidewall due to over-deflection. Damaging a tire, especially early in a run before pressures are allowed to build, can harm the tire to the point of air loss.

“Speeds and loads will be high in this week’s Cup race back on an intermediate track for the first time since early-March at Las Vegas,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “It’s always a risk versus reward proposition with air pressure settings, balancing speed and durability. We always work with the teams to help them understand how the air and car settings like camber will affect the tires. In advance of an event we provide a lot of data based on various settings teams could run. Then, of course, we are at the track all weekend with our engineers keeping an eye of tire performance and consulting with teams based on what we see.”

Notes – Being on 18-inch bead diameter tires, NASCAR Cup teams will run a different tire set-up than those in the Xfinity and Craftsman Truck Series at Texas this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams ran at Texas last September . . . Cup teams also ran this tire set-up at Las Vegas earlier this season and are scheduled to run it again at Kansas and Nashville later . . . with this 18-inch tire, and its lower profile sidewall, NASCAR Cup cars do not run inner liners in any of their tires.
 


Next week the the naysayers will blame the lack of a scoring tower for the **** racing.
 
It’s Texas race weekend and this is the narrative, which frankly for me personally, is beyond tiresome. Complain complain complain, is what I feel like I’ve been seeing the last 3 weeks. Sometimes the fan base and the media that cover the sport are insufferable. Let’s just run Atlanta and road courses every week….maybe that will make em happy.
 
It’s Texas race weekend and this is the narrative, which frankly for me personally, is beyond tiresome. Complain complain complain, is what I feel like I’ve been seeing the last 3 weeks. Sometimes the fan base and the media that cover the sport are insufferable. Let’s just run Atlanta and road courses every week….maybe that will make em happy.
This. All day. I didn't listen to a second of NASCAR Radio this week. I enjoyed the race last week, and I am done with the constant negative bull****. Know what? I am going to enjoy the **** out of this week's race too. It's just so stupid...and I think that NASCAR Radiio encourages the **** narrative for ratings. We have to fix this. We have to fix that. We don't have to fix ****. The Long Beach Grand Prix is next week. They will sell it out. Nobody will pass ****. Someone will win. He will be happy. The crowd will go wild. That will be the end of it. NASCAR? Not so much. Such a great sport, and so many can't even see it.
 
It’s Texas race weekend and this is the narrative, which frankly for me personally, is beyond tiresome. Complain complain complain, is what I feel like I’ve been seeing the last 3 weeks. Sometimes the fan base and the media that cover the sport are insufferable. Let’s just run Atlanta and road courses every week….maybe that will make em happy.
That bunch of clown cars are busy pulling their feet out of their mouths after watching the Truck race last night lol.
 
This. All day. I didn't listen to a second of NASCAR Radio this week. I enjoyed the race last week, and I am done with the constant negative bull****. Know what? I am going to enjoy the **** out of this week's race too. It's just so stupid...and I think that NASCAR Radiio encourages the **** narrative for ratings. We have to fix this. We have to fix that. We don't have to fix ****. The Long Beach Grand Prix is next week. They will sell it out. Nobody will pass ****. Someone will win. He will be happy. The crowd will go wild. That will be the end of it. NASCAR? Not so much. Such a great sport, and so many can't even see it.
The worst NASCAR race I ever saw was awesome. 😃
 
Man RCR equipment is gonna turn Kyle Busch back into his old off-track self
 
Qualifying today was epic. Just epic. My Toyotas owned 1-2....and probably gave up a bit 3-4 as a result. Larson gave a little 1-2, and won the pole 3-4. NOBODY else could do that. NOBODY. Epic. WE are fast, but Larson is Larson. Can't wait.
 
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