NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

View previous topic View next topic Go down

NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by PackerMan71 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:16 am

So, they decided to listen to Tony Stewart after all.

Yet they decided to keep Tony's fine in place.

And NASCAR wonders why it's considered the joke of the motorsports world. No
avatar
PackerMan71
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2623
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 32
Location : Groveport, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by PYLrulz on Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:23 pm

And that's a start.

Now maybe invest in one big lug for the cars like the open wheel guys do, and then that should totally solve this issue for the most part.
avatar
PYLrulz
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 33
Location : Mountville, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by Alta on Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:50 pm

The new rules seem like a fiasco waiting to happen, human error happens especially in pit road.
avatar
Alta
Legend
Legend

Posts : 3992
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 93
Location : San Francisco, California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:45 pm

Nascar should never fined Stewart if they decided now to make a 5 Lug Nut Rule but it was about time Nascar listened to Smoke
avatar
zfitzwater599
First-Time Winner
First-Time Winner

Posts : 415
Join date : 2014-10-07
Age : 25
Location : Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by conrail1990 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:52 pm

PYLrulz wrote:And that's a start.

Now maybe invest in one big lug for the cars like the open wheel guys do, and then that should totally solve this issue for the most part.
Dont give them ideas Laughing
avatar
conrail1990
Champion
Champion

Posts : 1062
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 27
Location : The Cal-de-sac (Delaware)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by Cynon on Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:05 pm

I like the idea of one giant lugnut on the cars like literally every other major racing series.

Until then, I think they shouldn't have changed the lug nut rule, but should have made the penalty for a wheel falling off on its own (barring anything like the whole wheel assembly being ripped off in a huge crash) more severe. Maybe taking away Chase eligibility for the most recent race win or something like that. Something really big.

Teams should be able to take risks, but should pay big penalties for anything really stupid.

_________________
Effort Equals Results

Online Wins: 22
Last Win: Short Oval Challenge @ Grand Detour
EFR's #1 A.J. Allmendinger fan
Nintendo ID (Wii U only): Cyriaan
Barton wrote:It has a McDonalds, so it might be a city.

Bob Ross wrote:Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.

avatar
Cynon
Admin

Posts : 3099
Join date : 2011-08-05
Age : 28
Location : Chicago, Illinois

View user profile http://efr1.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by BooyakaDragon on Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:07 pm

Wasn't the whole reason for the previous rule was to not have to monitor 5 lug nuts and make things more simple? This seems like a pointless thing to bring back. If you take a risk and lose a tire, well that's your fault for being greedy. Like Cynon says, give them a penalty if their wheel pops off because of it.
avatar
BooyakaDragon
First-Time Winner
First-Time Winner

Posts : 399
Join date : 2013-11-06
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:54 am

The problem is this is a potential safety issue, and unless you define very clearly what is right and wrong, somebody is always going to push the boundaries. Taking away Chase eligibility sounds good in theory, but that happens only if the wheel falls off. If a team fastens 4 all day and nothing falls off, they still gain the advantage, whereas if another team fastens 5 all day but makes a mistake on one wheel on one stop, and the wheel falls off, they still get the penalty. And if there's one thing we should all know about motorsports, it's that there are always people in the garage who are going to exploit and and all possible grey areas.

The best solution, though, is just having one nut, as mentioned before, but, well, since when has NASCAR been in the business of taking the best solution?
avatar
RetrogradeRenegade
Regular Contender
Regular Contender

Posts : 722
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 25
Location : ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NASCAR Changes The Lug Nut Rule

Post by bigdc48 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:47 pm

Me personally, I like the rule. I would definitely want 5 lug nuts on my tires. I also agree that a stern penalty should take place.
avatar
bigdc48
Regular Contender
Regular Contender

Posts : 926
Join date : 2012-10-05
Age : 24
Location : Manchester, NH (near Boston)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum