They kept these latest changes under wraps pretty well. Pocrass said a few days ago that they had changed the short track package again was the first sniff I got. Then I heard Elliott talking about the low downforce package at Bristol coming up when he was being interviewed after his win. I couldn't find anything on it before the race but sure was suprised at seeing hardly a splitter and the stubby spoiler. It worked great despite a really crappy tire they could run a hundred laps easy with. I hope it works well at Martinsville, that is where they for sure knew their short track package needed work. Pretty interesting that the teams had never ran that package before but no problem when they hit the track
The car seemed decent to me. They could run different lanes and they all weren't running single file, but between the track surface and the tire, it seemed like everybody was tip toeing around and if they ran hard and leaned on the tire, they would lose positions after they gained them.
I hate to agree with KDB about anything, but I did read his review after I wrote mine and Kyle said basically the same thing FWIWYeah everyone was in full conservation mode. Might be time for a repave, that track may have gone too far on the abrasiveness
Not true. This is a symptom of the gen 6 car. Carrying such high speeds didn't produce bad racing. It produced questionably bad racing with the gen 6 car when they started throwing different rules packages on it.Yeah I think people just like to complain. Ideally I’d like to see what we have in the Xfinity series, the high HP/low downforce led to mostly horrible racing on the 1.5-2 mile tracks. These cars were so engineered that they were carrying 200 regularly into turns which made passing almost impossible since they had to run the same lines. It’s why the pine tar option was born, it was the only chance cars could have grip at those speeds outside of the main racing line.
Ideally I think we could take this package back up to 650 as the large spoiler will allow for drafting down the straights and keep the racing interesting. I love NASCAR, always have and always will, but let’s not act like 2018 was this magical year. 5 guys dominated the field and intermediate track racing had became so bad we had to make Charlotte part road course just to make it palatable.
I know we love to be nostalgic, but at the end of the day guys it’s hard to outrun modern engineering
None of what you have said made any sense lol. I think you might not actually like STOCK CAR racingNot true. This is a symptom of the gen 6 car. Carrying such high speeds didn't produce bad racing. It produced questionably bad racing with the gen 6 car when they started throwing different rules packages on it.
The issue wasn't low downforce, high HP. The issue was low downforce, high HP in the gen 6 car. An issue the other cars prior didn't have. In an attempted to band aid the somewhat unsuccessful gen 6 car, NASCAR threw all these rules package changes on it to eventually create "better racing", compared to what the gen 6 rolled out with. It isn't nostalgia, it's observation and critical thinking. What we have now is gimmick racing because it's the most "passing encouraged" package we have with the gen 6 car.. especially compared to earlier packages with the gen 6 car. Take this, and add the ridiculous surveys from the fan council, and you have NASCAR promoting a more competitive package that they are making sure is here to stay...a more competitive package relative to the low downforce, high HP package, which, results, and the ridiculously biased survey says, isn't what the fans want.
All of this is blowing aside the fact that the issues with the racing started with the gen 6 car. Perhaps I'm too hard on this package. Low downforce and high HP IS the way to go for NASCAR. They unrolled a car that couldn't create good racing with that package and have adjusted the rules package to compensate for it and skewing data to justify it. The issue NASCAR has right now with it's racing is the gen 6 car. It just is what it is. People can ignore it, or gloss over it, and that's fine. But that is what clearly is going on in my eyes and we won't get better racing until the gen 7 car. I'm accepting this and am done complaining about the package.
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Huh?Not true. This is a symptom of the gen 6 car... The issue wasn't low downforce, high HP. The issue was low downforce, high HP in the gen 6 car. An issue the other cars prior didn't have... The issue NASCAR has right now with it's racing is the gen 6 car. It just is what it is.