White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
Anyone else see todays race? Haven't seen a finish like that in a long time. I was literally watch the last lap with my jaw dropped. :jawdrop:
Roger that. The way they are going they might also just put a 100 MPH limiter on the engines as well.I miss racing, real racing. Before pit road speed limits, restrictor plates/popoff valves, templates, spec-cars and all the rest; it may have been dangerous but was a real race.
Don't get me started on the Green-White-Checker and Nascar's newest storyline. Why not just run a 10-lap sprint?
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My comment was not pointed to you Dave. It was just a general statement. No biggie. Let the thread follow it's own coarse.My intent was not to say any series was better than any other, but to illustrate the many things I find enjoyable about the sport itself. If my post comes off as anything other than that I am sorry.
What makes NASCAR oval racing so unappealing to many isn't that it's easy. Its that you have to sit thru numerous random length heats (called green flag runs) to get to the actual race which can be as short as 3 laps.It's hard to understand oval track racing until you've tried it. It's a huge surprise to the sportscar and F1 guys to find out that it is more technical than anything they have previously experienced.
Obviously anyone jumping into anything that uses different skill sets will have a difficult time. For example, most Nascar drivers would get killed in beach volley ball (or needlepoint or circuit racing). It's really pointless to compare apples and orange. Most NBA stars would make terrible Sumo wrestlers. That doesn't mean Sumo wrestlers or their sport is superior to basketball.To drive in left turns at the very limits of adhesion trying to adjust the car at pit stops looking for lap time improvements in the hundredth of a second range is overwhelming to most who have tried the transition.
FYI ABS and traction control are illegal in F1. Tenths of a pound in tire pressure make a huge difference in most top forms of pavement motorsport (I don't know about off road but would not be surprised).It's hard to believe that tenths of a PSI in tire pressures can make all the difference and if you can't find it someone else will. Trying to maintain a racing line within inches lap after lap while trying to pass slower cars requires the forsight of a chess master. It's not unusual to see a 40+ car field have qualifying times from top to bottom within .2 seconds. This calls for precision in driving way beyond most other forms of motorsports. Meanwhile the F1 drivers are out there with ABS and traction control to prop up their skills; features that are relagated to the drivers in NASCAR.