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Latest on Nascar changes for 2010
« on: 01/13/10, 01:23 PM »
Here is the latest from Jayski's:

NASCAR Says Rear Spoilers, Yellow Lines, "No Bumping Zones" May Disappear In 2010: NASCAR's Managing Director Corporate Communications, Ramsey Poston, said Friday that the sanctioning body is investigating the possibility of replacing rear wings with old-style rear spoilers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, in time for the start of the 2010 Daytona 500. However, Poston told Sirius NASCAR Radio's Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody that the change has nothing to do with cars becoming airborne during high speed crashes at the circuits two superspeedways; Daytona and Talladega. "We took a car to the wind tunnel after last year's fall race at Talladega and recreated Ryan Newman's crash to as high a degree as possible," he said. "Those tests showed beyond any doubt that the rear wing had no effect on the way that race car took off. With that said, we talked to 14 different drivers at the NASCAR Technical Center yesterday [Thursday], and all 14 of them were in favor of going back to rear spoilers as a way of increasing downforce and improving competition. As a result of the input we have received from those drivers, and others, I think it's safe to say that we are taking a very serious look at the possibility of reintroducing rear spoilers for the 2010 season." If NASCAR elects to move forward with the change, Poston said the sanctioning body will wind-tunnel test the package almost immediately, before scheduling an on-track test session prior to the start of SpeedWeek 2010. Poston said NASCAR has met with every track operator since the end of last season, along with drivers, owners, crewchiefs and even media partners in an effort to determine what might be done to improve competition, and that the rear wing/spoiler is only one item on the list. "If it helps us improve competition, we will move forward with it," said Poston. "There are other changes that we will announce during the annual Media Tour that I think will be welcomed by everyone; drivers, crewchiefs, team owners and especially fans."
Poston revealed that NASCAR is likely to loosen the reins on drivers next season, saying, "We're going to let the drivers drive." While declining to give specifics prior to the official announcement, it is expected that NASCAR will eliminate the controversial "no bumping zones" at superspeedways, and possibly even the rule prohibiting drivers from racing below a yellow line at the bottom of the banking at both Daytona and Talladega.(Sirius Speedway)(1-9-2010)


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Re: Latest on Nascar changes for 2010
« Reply #1 on: 01/15/10, 08:48 AM »
ew, i really really like the idea of taking the stupid wing off and going back to the traditional spoiler. BUT the Rioux mod NSCS2010 will be f'd up. lol. it will have the giant ugly wing on it. Im sure Rioux would make an update for the mod if that happens in NASCAR????
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Re: Latest on Nascar changes for 2010
« Reply #2 on: 01/15/10, 02:16 PM »
I just read on Jayski.com that NASCAR is going back to the spoiler, probably by the Martinsville race.

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Re: Latest on Nascar changes for 2010
« Reply #3 on: 01/15/10, 04:12 PM »
Sweet!!!!! It's about time NASCAR let's these guys go out and do what they do best..............RACE!!!!!!