Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

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Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by pennst24 on Sat May 12, 2012 11:14 am

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Trying to reduce downforce and the chance of cars becoming airborne, NASCAR will implement a pair of rules changes for Sprint Cup teams that may also produce more passing. One change will go into effect starting next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The side skirts-the body of the car between the wheels-will be higher above the ground, meaning more air will run underneath the car. Currently, the skirts must be 3 to 4.5 inches off the ground on both sides of the car. Starting next week, they must be 4 to 4.5 inches off the ground on the right side and 4.5 to 5 inches on the left side. Teams tested with the shorter side skirts during recent Goodyear tire tests. For tracks 2 miles or larger, NASCAR will use its longer "shark fin"-a panel that runs alongside the rear window and decklid of the car-that has been used at Daytona and Talladega to keep cars from getting airborne. On the short tracks, it will remain a minimum 17 inches long while they must reach all the way from the top of the car to the spoiler on tracks 2 miles or longer. This also will decrease the potential of car liftoff, which could have been an issue at some of the most recently repaved tracks-the 2.5-mile track at Pocono and 2-mile track at Michigan.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by BWard on Sat May 12, 2012 11:27 am

Is this rule also applied to the Nationwide cars and the Camping World Trucks as well?
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by Dan Mackay on Sat May 12, 2012 1:05 pm

needs moar bias-ply tires tbh
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by Tanrar on Sun May 13, 2012 11:13 am

There hasn't been a blowover in THREE YEARS, NASCAR. You've already got them pinned to the ground, There's no need for this.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by navycook75 on Sun May 13, 2012 11:18 am

RandomClassic wrote:There hasn't been a blowover in TWO YEARS, NASCAR. You've already got them pinned to the ground, There's no need for this.
fixed, Keselowski blew over in Atlanta in 2010, not 2009.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sun May 13, 2012 12:29 pm

navycook75 wrote:
RandomClassic wrote:There hasn't been a blowover in TWO YEARS, NASCAR. You've already got them pinned to the ground, There's no need for this.
fixed, Keselowski blew over in Atlanta in 2010, not 2009.
Wasn't AJ Allmendinger's blowover at Talladega in 2010 as well?
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by Ceej on Sun May 13, 2012 2:43 pm

Chop the spoilers off. See what happens.

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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by crl on Sun May 13, 2012 2:48 pm

Ceej wrote:Chop the spoilers off. See what happens.

New Sprint Cup Series theme song:


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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by ParaLanche on Sun May 13, 2012 5:48 pm

get rid of the shark fin Very Happy
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sun May 13, 2012 9:11 pm

ParaLanche wrote:get rid of the shark fin Very Happy

OMGYES.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by PYLrulz on Sun May 13, 2012 9:40 pm

Nascarboy426 wrote:
ParaLanche wrote:get rid of the shark fin Very Happy

OMGYES.

x2

When you got cars that can go with their nose pointed towards the infield, and somehow STILL save it (see Jamie McMurray at Vegas a few years back), no, just no.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sun May 13, 2012 10:54 pm

PYLrulz wrote:
Nascarboy426 wrote:
ParaLanche wrote:get rid of the shark fin Very Happy

OMGYES.

x2

When you got cars that can go with their nose pointed towards the infield, and somehow STILL save it (see Jamie McMurray at Vegas a few years back), no, just no.

Sharkfin was not on then, IIRC.
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Re: Less downforce coming to Sprint Cup cars!

Post by f1fan12 on Mon May 14, 2012 6:42 am

This is only proof that Nascar watches other racing series. They realize that their racing is garbage, and Formula 1 and Indycar are having great races.
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