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Report: NASCAR considering radical Chase changes
cnsnews.com ^ | 1/18/14 | ap

Posted on 01/18/2014 1:22:41 PM PST by ColdOne

Edited on 01/18/2014 2:33:14 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A 16-driver championship field that would be whittled down to create a winner-take-all season finale is among radical changes reportedly being considered by NASCAR.

NASCAR chairman Brian France has repeatedly said he wants to place a greater emphasis on winning, and he's never ruled out tinkering with the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format in an effort to create the "Game 7 moments" he covets.


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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nascar

1 posted on 01/18/2014 1:22:41 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The “Get Dale Jr” in at any cost rules.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 1:31:27 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Amen to that!


3 posted on 01/18/2014 1:33:36 PM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: ColdOne

expanding the field from 12 drivers to 16

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Helps bring some more interest from the lesser runs but in the long run
the front runners are there for a reason.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 1:38:09 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Gets rid of someone winning the championship by just starting at Homestead.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 2:13:46 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: ColdOne

I think you could run a much more efficient race by starting half of the field going clockwise, and the other half counterclockwise. Just sayin.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 2:20:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

“half of the field going clockwise, and the other half counterclockwise.”

We ran something similar at Gardena in the 50s, it was called destruction derby!

Last car running won!


7 posted on 01/18/2014 2:27:09 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Cyber Liberty
How about a figure-8 course?

-PJ

8 posted on 01/18/2014 2:30:02 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dalereed

Yes, but those cars ran in reverse, heh. If I were rebuilding cars for Demo Derbies I would move the radiator to the trunk, and frame the open area in front with trusses to form a ram. I wonder if there are rules preventing that?


9 posted on 01/18/2014 2:45:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Political Junkie Too

That would certainly eliminate drivers. It worked well with the HO scale I used to run....


10 posted on 01/18/2014 2:46:24 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ColdOne

#1 - Run narrower tires at Daytona and Talladega. Remove the restrictor plates. This would make the drivers “lift” in the corners. That is what you want.

#2 - Change NASCAR to “North American Sports Car Auto Racing”. Run Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, etc...

#3 - Limit each racing team to 2 entries. After 3 years, limit each race team to one entry.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 2:49:49 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I would move the radiator to the trunk, and frame the open area in front with trusses to form a ram. I wonder if there are rules preventing that?

Radiator wouldn't get a lot of air-flow then would it? Defeating the whole purpose of even having a radiator.

So the only real 'rule' against it would be physical science.

12 posted on 01/18/2014 3:17:51 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Cyber Liberty

They have rules but I don’t what the details are.
Also the rules maybe specific to an event, etc.

A couple of examples:

http://www.nationwidedemoderby.com/generalrules.pdf

http://www.usademoderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2013_demo_derby.pdf


13 posted on 01/18/2014 3:26:34 PM PST by deport
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To: Political Junkie Too

Figure 8 track in school buses pulling camping trailers


14 posted on 01/18/2014 4:06:52 PM PST by bosco24
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To: Bullish

Do you know what happens to cars in a Demo Derby? I don’t think cooling the engine for a long time, or even efficiently, is necessary.

:^)


15 posted on 01/18/2014 7:12:12 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Why even worry about a radiator at all then right? Without a radiator I doubt a water cooled engine would run more than 10 minutes at such high revs without seizing up. But then of course, I’ve never tried that.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 7:58:47 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

They need it longer for the few minutes it would run without a radiator, but not more than 45 minutes or so. Usually, they drive the whole derby in reverse and rear-end each other. The guy who plows straight into someone else loses quickly because the radiator is ruptured and the engine seizes in just a few minutes, hence my idea of putting the radiator in the back. Then the car can go ahead and front-end at will. But I’m sure there’s a rule against it.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 8:18:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Without air flow through the radiator you’d end up with boiling water in the water jackets in no time. It would do more to overheat the engine than cool it. Also the turning motor is what propels the radiator fan. NO motor turning, no fan. Also, if your ramming front ends then how are you going to have running motors or even any steering for that matter. One hit and you’re out of the derby.

It absolutely no-worky here, IMO.

Thanks for playing.


18 posted on 01/18/2014 8:29:38 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

Playing? Oh, OK. This was a game, I was supposed to be doing something. I missed that.

It was a joke, you moron. I never expected anyone to put a radiator in the back of a Demo Derby car.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 8:31:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Sure sounded like you thought it was a great Idea there Jethro..... Moving on now.


20 posted on 01/18/2014 9:05:00 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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21 posted on 02/01/2014 8:20:53 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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