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PawPaw_n_Gram

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The issue with tires is the same one that comes up often. Goodyear says no lower than X PSI. And the driver complains about the car not turning going into the corner, so the crew chief has the pressure lowered to X -3 PSI, then a pound lower, etc.

That gives the driver more grip when the tire is fresh. If the tire pressure does not come up enough, the tire can fail.

If the tire is run too long at too low pressure - a lap or two - it can fail.

They take risks, and sometimes the result is a destroyed race car.

I'm sure that is what happened to Hamlin. He damaged the tire when the pressure was low and it gave out.


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Posted: 07/09/20 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where did you go Cloud, Spin Doctor U.? And could the next Brickyard be on the road course?

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Cloud Dancer wrote:

Maybe the problem is us. We are the ones who would like to see some good racing. And, we would like to see certain drivers in the winning circle. IMO the main problem is NOT NASCAR. IMO right now the problem is that a safe practical way of having spectators in the grandstands has not been found. Therefore, we should discuss the SECOND problem.


Hopefully by next year the US can catch up with the rest of the developed world in progress to safely get fans in the stands for any sports.

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In time, hopefully. Currently:

LA TIMES: MARCH 30, 20206:30 AM UPDATEDJUNE 15, 2020 | 11:59 AM
Sports leagues and federations across the world addressed the coronavirus outbreak by suspending seasons and canceling play.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed and rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. Wimbledon has been canceled. So has the Little League World Series.

All major North American sports leagues, including MLB, the NBA, MLS and the NHL have suspended the playing of games as the virus spreads around the world. The NCAA canceled March Madness, and many other major events, including the Masters, the French Open and the Boston Marathon, have been postponed. The British Open has been canceled.

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In time, hopefully. Currently:

LA TIMES: MARCH 30, 20206:30 AM UPDATEDJUNE 15, 2020 | 11:59 AM
Sports leagues and federations across the world addressed the coronavirus outbreak by suspending seasons and canceling play.


Yes, sports for this year will not have people in the stands if happen at all. But widespread virus is the reason for MT stands. Much of the developed world has slowed or even stopped the spread, very likely to have sports next year.

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Loved the fisticuffs after the X-Finity race last night at Kentucky.

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Well I wonder what kind of circus it will turn out to be in Bristol tomorrow night? Hopefully nobody gets upside down but if they do I wonder if the "under car lights" will flash similar to 4 way flashers?
I sure like Tony Stewart and Ray Eeverham's start up regarding the old IROC circuit.

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I wasn't a cookie cutter car IROC fan but I'll be watching if it all comes off.


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IROC took the big budgets out of the equation, only luck and talent remain.


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There's no practical way to make all racecars equal. But, you can limit the traction potential, we know it works because so many racetracks are now ready to do it.


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