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  1. mala-lisa White Belt

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    road corse is amazing racing. but watch with out any breaks in seeing where car is is just insane. being on track and cars are driving and you only sit at one sector and you have no idea what is going on at others sectors on track is intereing. but to sit in stands and have clear view where car is constantly on track and move your head side to side for 500 laps is insane
     
  2. PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Just to clarify, it would only be 200 laps...
     
  3. ralphc1 Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Road courses are terrible for spectators and even watching on television isn't great. There is too much track to cover but on television you usually get replays.
     
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    Chase Elliott takes a big flip at the Chili Bowl.
     
  6. ralphc1 Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    The steering on NASCAR's new cars seems to be causing some concern. The new cars use rack and pinion steering where they used to use a steering sector. The variable ratio steering sector has less steering movement compared to steering wheel movement in the center of it's travel than at the far limits. This means a slight movement of the steering wheel only slightly turns the wheels on the car. It seems that the drivers are finding that slight steering wheel movements have a greater effect on the steering in the new rack and pinion systems. They have also complained that the wheels won't turn as sharply as the old cars. NASCAR has tried some changes from the original design but since teams have to purchase parts from certain manufacturers, there probably won't be enough parts available to make changes.

    The 18 inch rims might also be causing some of the steering differences that the drivers are feeling. A high speed track like Daytona might not be the best venue for the first outing. Technically, the first run will be at the Colliseum in Los Angeles in the Clash. I know NASCAR is looking for more money but having the teams 2,000 miles farther away from their shops for the first race in a new car seems like an asinine decision. At least in Florida they were only 6 hours away. Due to the shortage of parts for this new car that was supposed to debut last year, teams are still scrambling to build cars.

    In the past, the clash was for the drivers who had won pole positions in the previous years as well as past winners of the Clash. Then they added the open race that would allow one car that hadn't met the qualifications to win their way into the field and eventually added fan voting to add one more to the field. This season it appears that the field is open to 40 cars for qualifying then heat races will determine who qualifies as well as a last chance race.

    NASCAR is putting cars that have never been raced before on tires that have never been raced on before on a track that has never been raced on before. Then 9 days later they will get 2 - 50 minute practice sessions at Daytona. The next night, qualifying. The next night the 125 mile qualifying races then a 50 minute morning practice on Saturday before racing on Sunday afternoon. Then they have to head to Fontana California for the next race. NASCAR says they are looking for ways to cut cots but have the teams crossing the country twice in two weeks.
     
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    Zak Brown: McLaren boss says no sprint events in 2022 a possibility
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/60036659

    Formula One shows the teams that the sprint races bring in more money. The teams are limited in the number of parts they can use. Teams want to be able to spend more money. I don't think they are getting more money from Formula One.

    There is also the controversy of the promised inquiry into how the safety car was handled in Abu Dhabi. The inquiry was delayed and the results aren't scheduled to be released until after the first practice sessions for the new season.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/60007031
     

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