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    Default Gibbs racing

    What is all the brew ha with the Gibbs team's?

    Reads like they got pretty creative with the spacers.

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    Could you be a little more specific? Not sure what your talking about.
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    The two crew chiefs that are banned, the 50k fines.

    Seems they used magnets to alter the dyno readings by 8hp.

    Nascar rulings let Toyota get into the game with the camry. Sounds like the Ford engine may have problems making the same hp. Expect the Toyota v8 is a new design. The Ford is an older design. Thought there was something about the valve train in the Toyota uses straiter shorter pushrods. Lending itself to a stronger valve train. Would be expensive to replace the Ford engine line completely. So, the parity rulings began.

    The grumbling and fines are due to the altered dyno readings.

    Thats how I interprited what I read at any rate.

    Anyone hear anything else?

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    After the race but before the dyno test, at the track, the yotas wanted to make sure that no one knew they had more HP than anyone else so they placed magnets under the gas pedals so nascar would not be able to push the gas pedal all the way down. Nice try.
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    OK, I did hear about the magnet trick. Cleaver rascals.
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    I saw an interview with Tony Stewart and he said it was a pretty dumb thing for them to try and do because Brian Vickers car was being tested also and that they would have found out the true numbers anyways because the Red Bull team has Gibbs motors in their cars.
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    I don't really follow nascar, so maybe this is a dumb question, but, Don't you want to make more HP? If I design a better engine within the rules and it makes more HP, shouldn't I be allowed to run with that advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jweller View Post
    I don't really follow nascar, so maybe this is a dumb question, but, Don't you want to make more HP? If I design a better engine within the rules and it makes more HP, shouldn't I be allowed to run with that advantage.
    NASCAR is in the entertainment business.

    It is best for the business if the entertainment is perceived as "close racing".

    Therefore NASCAR has and always will modify the rules to insure that "close racing" takes place.

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    Nascar is a joke

    Run what you Brung!!!!

    Top 35 in points gets an automatic spot in the field. If little E doesn't qualify Little E don't race.

    Last month Nascar told toyota to decrease 15 horsepower in there engines, what a crock


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    Lots of different series have more open rules packages and it seems the teams with the biggest pocketbooks win. While this also can be the case in NASCAR at least they try and keep the playing field level.
    That's what I like about the new car design, it takes a lot of the aerodynamics game out of things... until someone figures out a way around it and then you guessed it they come up with yet another rule!
    As for the top 35 qualifying rule I think that was more of an insurance policy for the big dollar sponsors, not so much for the big name drivers, although they have all the big sponsors anyway so it doesn't seem to matter.

    I guess if you consider NASCAR a joke then at least admit it's the largest viewed automotive racing joke going these days ... oh yeah and then change channels and find something more serious on!
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