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Old 10-10-2006, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RexDog1
I am not a big Nascar fan
Living down the street from John Force it is hard not to watch drag racing.
I am a race fan, and watched some of the race on Sunday about the last 50 laps
It was a good race, but I have some questions? How often does NASCAR change
The size of the Restrictor Plates?, I have built about 2 dozen engines in my life
So I think I know my way around a V8, I would think a last minute change would be
A big thing?
I do need to say, I see why JR. has the fan base that he has, he just got crashed out of a 3Hr+ race, when he was in first, he pulls off his helmet and a TV mike is in his face, and said “it was a racing deal” and congrats to Bryan who crashed him out??? ….Class act
I can see why NASCAR is so big it is good racing, I just don’t have 3+hrs to watch
I will keep an eye on the rest of the season; I think I am starting to hate the 48 car
He looks like a Yeti???
Oh one more question Toyota in NASCAR next year, what engine are that going to use? I thought it must be a “stock engine” well the block to start, do they have a
Push rod engine in their street cars/trucks?
The restrictor plates changed by Nascar [1/64 smaller dia.] knocked of about 12 to 15 hp, resulting in slower speeds [10mph+-], better fuel milege and everyone suffered the same restrictions.
The engines are a modified version of a production engine with Nascar approved aftermarket and approved factory R&D parts. Much like the 2 door Ford Taurus [4dr], 2 door Dodge Magnum [4dr] and next years 2 door Toyota Camry [4dr] bodies which does not exist. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is the only one of the four that is actually a 2 door. The front grills/hoods are somewhat different, along with the side windows, but the rear ends are all practically the same, all in the name of parity by the use of Nascar templates.
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