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cobalt327 01-10-2013 11:37 AM

NASCAR Talk 2013
They're at Daytona for testing. Sprint Cup cars have a lot of changes to downforce, HP, etc. and a new look, I'm sure some won't like it but they do look a little more recognizable between the makes.

Averaging about 195 no draft, should be well over 200 mph in the draft. Don't know if it'll be a tandem or multi-draft deal yet, in the current configuration they seem a bit twitchy when they're nose to tail. But they're a lot faster.

The testing goes on through the 12th. Speed is covering it.

poncho62 01-10-2013 03:42 PM

Might as well have another NASCAR talk thread...Changing the title of this one to NASCAR Talk 2013 if thats OK with you

cobalt327 01-10-2013 06:54 PM

That's fine.

I'm wondering how much the specs are going to change between now and the Daytona race in February. They have kept the restrictor plates the same as last time I believe, yet w/the softer rear springs on this set up the cars are quite a bit faster. There's an unwritten rule that NASCAR seems to want the qualifying speeds below 200 mph so they might do something to slow them down some.

Dave57210 01-22-2013 10:46 PM

The test session got rained (& snowed?) out this time!

runn141 01-23-2013 05:18 PM

i like how they got the drivers name on the windshield now.

cobalt327 02-23-2013 08:17 PM

Daytona Nationwide wreck
Bad wreck at the end of the Nationwide race. Stewart won, although w/o the wreck I don't think he would have. The wreck wasn't his doings. A lot of fans were hurt when the engine and much of the front clip of the Clorox #32 car ended up on the bleacher side of the catch fence.

Chaotic Finish - NNS Daytona 2013

35terraplane 02-23-2013 08:50 PM

No matter what they do they can't stop the big one at the end. I think the wires were the saving grace on that one. They said one person was going into surgery, I don't know how the rest are.


model-a 02-24-2013 12:43 AM

Your right one in surgery,I think there where about 25 or 30 hurt all together.Reminds me when Bobby Allison went into the fence years ago,remember the Miller High Life car.

Dave57210 02-24-2013 12:51 AM

Last thing I heard was that two were "critical", but "stable"

"Stable" is a kinda weird word that Doctors use - you're not getting any worse, but you're not getting any better either!

Minimum of 28 injured, two critical (but stable) and the rest all needed some level of emergency care. One of the "critical" ones is a kid.

model-a 02-24-2013 12:55 AM

Right 14 years old I think,I say there will be a bad one in todays race.

Dave57210 02-24-2013 01:13 AM


Originally Posted by model-a (Post 1649989)
Right 14 years old I think,I say there will be a bad one in today's race.

Wouldn't surprise me. They always seem to happen when the race has about 500 feet to go and no-one will give any ground whatever and then they get all wadded up.

Mind you, there are always a couple of knuckledraggers who are quite capable of causing "the big one" in mid-pack on the first parade lap. And these drivers are SUPPOSED to be about the best there are, anywhere?

I am fully aware that I am SO not in their league and that doing what they do is so far beyond the understanding of us mortals, but at the same time......:spank: :nono:

model-a 02-24-2013 01:20 AM

Yep there are some guy's trying to make it in the sport they will do anything to finish good,Regan Smith said it himself there was no room but he push the issue.

model-a 02-24-2013 01:51 AM

Just saw some pictures of the wreck the subframe of the car is laying about 20 rows up.The car hit the fence at the cross over section that spot in the fence is a issue. that is a weak link in the fence anyway.

model-a 02-24-2013 05:47 AM

any picks for today
So lets see what driver gets the most picks one pick only, I'm saying Harvick:sweat::eek:That is to win today

poncho62 02-24-2013 05:50 AM

Daytona is a odd race as far as winners I am going wayyyyyyy out on a limb and saying Danica.......

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