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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cliff tate View Post
finely a good race,detona should become a shoping center.will watch vegus hope it is the same as phenex.
For good or bad, I'm betting Nascar will tweak the specs quite a bit going forward.

They ought to be made to run the same body panels that are on the production cars, like I suspect was the meaning of "stock car" mentioned earlier- not meaning running a front wheel drive V6 or something as stupid as that.

Some of the coolest/bizarrest cars came to be, because the factories were looking for an advantage, aero-wise, and that was because they HAD to run sheetmetal very close to the same thing found on the showroom floors- the reason for the homogolized cars from the factories. There were years that if the factory missed the boat as far as how aero efficient the car was, that make sucked until the next model came out.

There's no real reason that couldn't be done today. Maybe not ALL the sheetmetal, but a hell of a lot more than what they have now- which is basically nothing, or maybe the deck lid. If they had to run the hood, deck, quarters, A- and B-pillars and a close reproduction of the bumper covers, that would make them race differently, w/the added benefit of maybe something showing up on the showroom floor that wasn't designed to put you to sleep.
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