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Posted: 07/09/18 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This really is true....... The combination of car and track designs makes or breaks the race. A great example is New Hampshire. Cup cars produce some of the most boring racing ever on that track, which has a design pretty much unique in NASCAR today. One mile, relatively flat with tight turns.

HOWEVER, when the NASCAR Modifieds take to that track, they produce some of the best racing I have ever seen. And they turn laps faster than the Cup cars here.

Even back when the INDYCARS ran here a few times, the races were extremely exciting for the most part.

Cloud Dancer wrote:

Yes, I can explain it. But, a proper explanation would be too long, because it's technical and complicated. A few pointers: in order to enhance the chances of producing a good racing show the ratio of length of the straight to the radius of the turns has to be optimized. Also, the degree of banking has to be complimentary. However, all of it will vary depending on the expected performance of the class of racecars that will be competing. AND THAT'S the problem: NOBODY can predict how much the performance of the racecars will be allowed to increase every year.
In a way, it's a sport that is designed for self destruction.



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Posted: 07/09/18 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thomasmnile wrote:

MIA???

Brian France has been largely absentee for several years, appearing when he deems necessary, so this isn't really news. But, he sure doesn't exhibit the same engagement as his father and grandfather did. Add to that the reported NASCAR for Sale listing, maybe the family knows it's run its course and it's time to cash out.

NBC has been hyping Junior for weeks, guess they're thinking he's the magic ratings 'bullet'. Jeff Burton? NBC equivalent of 'Jaws'.


OH how we love to imagine that there is ONE person who has the power and know-how to solve such complex problems as those that NASCAR and INDYCAR are facing. It's impossible, just study the history of man.


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