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Old 08-13-2007, 01:37 PM   #11
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NASCAR hasn't been great since everything was standardized
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NASCAR hasn't been great since everything was standardized
See thats where you are wrong... The COT is likely the best thing to happen to NASCAR. it handles nothing like the old car. It'* more of a drivers sport now.
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This is exaclty what NASCAR needs.
Most exciting thing since Robbie Gordon threw his helmet at Waltrip.
There have been some exciting finishes this year, but that only helps those who watched the whole race. Truck racing as plenty of exciting finishes.
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I at least wish that the cars didn't all look alike
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I at least wish that the cars didn't all look alike
And there'* where you're wrong again. If they didn't look alike, they wouldn't BE alike, making them unequal again. The new car takes Aerodynamics out of the equation. This makes it up to the drivetrain (still manufacturer specific), the driver, and the crew.
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I like the way NASCAR used to be, because NOT all cars are created equal, and it was more fun to watch, especially when Daytona was a race on sand
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I like the way NASCAR used to be, because NOT all cars are created equal, and it was more fun to watch, especially when Daytona was a race on sand
You are how old 16 ? man that was way before your time. The COT is more like the cars of the 70"*-80'* era.. should make for some way better racing come Dega in the fall.
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This is an interesting conversation.
I see both sides.
Would I like to see the cars look like street cars?
Heck yeah?
Do I want any one driver or team to have an unfair advantage.
No.
I do like how "back in the day" Manufactures used to pursue performance in their street cars so they could put them in NASCAR, but since that is not happening anyway, then I think the cars need to stay similar to keep things fair.
Of course, that being said, this can be looked at two ways. (or more)
One way is that there is still a certain amount of domination. Look at Chevy, and particularly Hendricks.
Enough said there. Also consider the big teams in genral, Rousch, Gibbs, Everham verses the small one or two car teams.
On the other hand, overall I feel that things are more equally competitive then the may have ever been. I don't think we'll ever see another season dominated like Petty did.
Which way is better for the sport. I guess ultimately the fans will dictate by their viewership (is that a real word?).
And now, back on topic , I am really suprsed that fines are not going to be handed out since NASCAR sems to be on a zero tolerance kick lately.
I am trying to determine if Harvick'* telling Montoya he was going to kick his a$$ was "on air" or not. If so, then I guess it would be fair to hold him to the same rule that has fined several other driver'* lately.
Personally, I hink that rule is crap, too, but it should be enforced for the sake of consistency.
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I think Trans Am racing needs to make a comeback
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Trans Am racing as you knew it is dead and will never make a return... The closest thing to Trans Am racing we have is the production series in the American Lemans series.

http://www.americanlemans.com/home/ALMSHome.aspx
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