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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

  • Teams will not be allowed to alter side skirts: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will no longer be allowed to alter their car's side skirts during an event, a practice that became widespread during the 2014 season. At the NASCAR State of the Sport to kick off the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom, Executive Vice President of Racing Development Steve O'Donnell said the sanctioning body will bring cars back down pit road if officials see that the side skirts have been manipulated during a pit stop in the race. O'Donnell said it would police flared skirts "by any means possible," including use of the new pit road technology that will make its debut during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. The pieces, officially known as vertical rocker panel extensions, are located along the bottom of the car's body between the front and rear tires. They help seal the area between the bottom of the car's chassis and the track surface, limiting airflow underneath the vehicle. Not all teams were flaring the pieces last season, but those that did typically would make the adjustment during an early pit stop. NASCAR allowed the practice to continue as the season progressed, but said on several occasions it was something that would be addressed after the completion of the 2014 season.(NASCAR.com)(1-26-2015)



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Posted Yesterday, 09:08 AM

Roush Fenway Racing on mission to forget 2014


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Posted Yesterday, 12:25 PM

This is not the first time they have blamed performance on a software issue.  And the fact that Ford offered Carl Edwards so much, and he still defected, and to F' ing Toyota, means he should be shunned by Ford forever!  I hope they get it right this year.  And they need a better stable of drivers, and some younger blood, younger than Trevor and Ricky.  Apparently Ford t;urned down Bill Elliot when he tried to sell his son Chase and Chevy got Kyle Larson.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:39 PM

Kind of crazy that Ford has built up such a great relationship with Ganassi to run their IMSA Prototype program and will be heading their Le Mans program with the GT next year, yet Ganassi is still in bed with Chevy for Cup.  Yea, Kyle Larson had a pretty good shoe in Daytona this weekend.  He certainly will be one of the future stars of Nascar. 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:33 PM

I think it was a major coup for Ford to get Penske.  I wish they could get another top team to switch from Chevy.  You know Hendrick, Stewart, and Childress will never switch.  Maybe Ganassi is a possibility.  Roush did not have competition for too long.  Petty will apparently stay with Ford, at least unless Dodge returns.  






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