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RE: Nascar Follies

NASCAR has made more millionaires out of drivers than any other USA racing organization. IMO smart drivers are careful to measure their words whenever they say anything critical about NASCAR. I'm sure NASCAR will find the solution to the nut problem. (I get to watch for free....)
Cloud Dancer 05/21/22 06:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

* The heat build-up is significantly much higher in NASCAR racecars vs F-1. PLUS, it's much easier to get rid of the heat in F-1 brakes, and wheels. So the wheel nuts heat up and expand at a greater rate than the spindles so they loosen up? I wasn't sure if it was an issue with the wheels not seating fully before the wheel nut is tightened or a failure of the nut/spindle or something else. * Be aware that what I do is look at the brake energy, vector analysis, thermal dynamics, my years of experience with steel, aluminum, and magnesium wheels (with "knock-off wing or hex single nuts}. THEN, I take a WAG as to what might solve THEIR problem. I believe it's a metal GALLING problem. If you look at all the elements of the problem, what they have is a "perfect storm" for metal galling,.....especially if they overtighten the nut when everything is unevenly hot. AND, if they're using left-hand threads on half of the hubs,...who knows if the impact air gun is set on the proper mode? For all we know they might first erroneously tighten a hot-hot system ,...and THEN attempt to loosen the nut???? I wish I was Penske. I would buy me spanking new $$$90K Ranger bass boat and go fishing. Years, ago when I bought mine, it came with stainless steel engine mounting bolts WITH brass self-lock nuts.
Cloud Dancer 05/20/22 09:10am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Let me preface my question with the fact I don't watch much car racing in general, but I do stop for a few minutes when channel surfing if a race is on. I ask out of ignorance. Don't F1 cars use a single central nut on their wheels? Why don't they have similar issues with wheels coming off? Are there design differences between the wheels (other than the obvious size/width) that make F1 wheels easier to install/secure? * The heat build-up is significantly much higher in NASCAR racecars vs F-1. PLUS, it's much easier to get rid of the heat in F-1 brakes, and wheels.
Cloud Dancer 05/20/22 06:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Remember those wheels and attachments are made in Germany. You know anything Europe puts out is better than anything made in the good old USA. * Thanks for the tip. I'll get Penski, Gibbs, and Hendrick to call Germany, and order 40 brass and 40 titanium nuts apiece. They can afford to experiment a bit (they get a tax break).
Cloud Dancer 05/19/22 12:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

New wheel was suppose to stop all of the old problems, seems it’s causing more problems I would try a brass nut.
Cloud Dancer 05/17/22 07:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Kansas race was good for the Busch brothers. Kyle is now 3rd in points standings and Kurt moved up to 18th.
Cloud Dancer 05/16/22 01:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Kyle Busch is 5th in Nascar points. As a driver, he's one of the top five. However, this sport is not like boxing. In auto racing, how well the car performs is more important than the driver. On any given race, any of the top five drivers could've won the race IF they had driven the winning car. (all IMHO)
Cloud Dancer 05/12/22 10:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

They spent a fortune to turn the Atlanta racetrack into a super speedway (increased the banking significantly, straightened out the dog leg, and NARROWED the width). Plus, they lowered the horsepower of the cup engines, and changed the aero package. The result obviously increased the advantage of winning for the 4-car teams (the wealthy ones). AND turned the event into a non-race spectacle (with more "big ones"). All I can figure is that this means more money for NASCAR. I'll wait for the shorter tracks and the road courses to provide some racing.
Cloud Dancer 03/21/22 10:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Apparently Kyle didn't think Alex deserved the win. * You are making reference to what he said on the radio. Yes, it's true. BUT, what he said to the camera was a much cleaner/professional version. :) Either way, he's a terrifically good driver. (perhaps not quite as good as Kyle Larson)
Cloud Dancer 03/09/22 05:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Whaddaya gonna do?

The higher the cost of fuel, the fewer miles I will go. I have never been able to afford all I want,.......of anything expensive.
Cloud Dancer 03/08/22 08:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Nascar Follies

My guy Kyle Busch was going to win the Vegas race. BUT NNOOOoooo.....it was not meant to be. I did see some racing though.
Cloud Dancer 03/08/22 02:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Our planet is getting too crowded......

Sure, the planet will save itself,......FOR ITSELF. But, what we wish we could do is to SAVE IT FOR OURSELVES. Poison air plus radio active everything is scary.
Cloud Dancer 03/03/22 02:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Based on my own experience, the dissimilar metal between the single large lug nut and the threads of the hub is necessary in order to prevent galling. The problem of the wheel coming apart obviously has to do with the force of impact versus the strength of the wheel. So, either build softer walls, or slow down the speed of the cars, or use heavier/stronger wheels. NASCAR will find the solution, sometimes. I'm OK with it as long as they don't tell me a big fat bold untruth.
Cloud Dancer 02/28/22 10:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Once I saw where the Gibbs Toyotas had junk for cooling systems,.....the wife and I cleaned up and went out for a drink, and dinner. I haven't even checked the results of the race.
Cloud Dancer 02/27/22 06:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Today, they are racing without restrictors, and on a racetrack that is very close to the optimum configuration (for producing good racing). I actually prefer a slightly horter track for this type of racecar, but I'll watch this one anyway. It'll sure be better than the superspeedways IMO. They announced that this will be the last NASCAR race on this 2 mile track. Apparently, they are shortening this track significantly for the next race. I just hope they don't end up with a "paper clip" configuration. GO KYLE BUSCH
Cloud Dancer 02/27/22 01:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

"Keep the fenders on" is no longer the issue. Now, it's: don't touch anything with your rear wheels, gotta keep the rear axles straight. Gonna miss that 9 inch Ford rear axle and truck control arms..... Change! it's everywhere. It hurts my pocket book. Now, I gotta spend $350 cash, for a clean one-owner iphone 8, because my 3G is becoming obsolete.
Cloud Dancer 02/22/22 09:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Our planet is getting too crowded......

If it's too big of a sacrifice to do something about it,...IMO the mantra will become,.....I can't breathe,...but it's OK,... because there's nothing to eat anyway.
Cloud Dancer 02/22/22 08:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

The 500 was a major success for NASCAR and Penske and Cindric. Congratulations! At 180 mph there's only about 4 team owners who have a reasonable chance of winning. And, if each one has 3 or 4 cars in the race,......you know the rest. It is what it is. Take it or leave it. I love the fact that, for me, it's so convenient and affordable to pick and choose which 30 laps I want to watch. GO KYLE BUSCH! IMO all you need is more/better pushing partners LOL
Cloud Dancer 02/21/22 10:27am Around the Campfire
RE: The RV Demand Continues

I survived the 50's, and stuck in the 60's. At 82, it's easy for me to believe that the worst is yet to come. Meanwhile, I get a notice that I better upgrade to a 4G (mine's a 3G).
Cloud Dancer 02/19/22 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Nascar Follies

Watched some of the truck race. Not my idea of a race.
Cloud Dancer 02/18/22 08:16pm Around the Campfire
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