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Toyota Camry will have a new model out in 2012 and that will be the bases of the new race car which will look like the brands they represent on the show room floor?

I know it is a long ways off and I am impatient as the rest maybe more so. Thou I am looking forward to the old battles , The Chev's have a unfair flair on the roof or the Ford's are too high in the back. I want to see the brands truly trying to get unfair .... or advantages because they are designed into production cars.

Keep beating the drum but we may not be far off of the the box with decals ..... I hope

February 14, 2011  09:22 AM ET
February 14, 2011  09:24 AM ET

The box of Decal's is next to the car.LOL = Good Morning Posters

February 14, 2011  09:47 AM ET

I posted THIS on the last blog this morning, but for everyone ;)

NASCAR has Spoken! ... break up of the 2x2x2x

NASCAR announced two technical changes Sunday evening aimed at preventing the sustained Two-car drafts that dominated Saturday BUD.

" The maximum size for the air inlet for the cooling system will be 2 1/2 inches tall by 20 inches wide.
" The pressure release valve on the water system will be set at 33 pounds per square inch.

The intent is to set up the cars so they can't push each other in two-car tandems for extended runs without overheating.

That will bring down the temperatures so the teams can't run at 290 or 300 degrees without overheating on the extended push of 30 or 40 laps,

This will put the water temperature back in the 250-degree range.

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February 14, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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I still see a smaller restrictor plate coming. No big deal. Like the double yellow line old DW is having a fit about. It is for fan safety.

I don't think you will get many arguements on that.

February 14, 2011  11:00 AM ET

And there is a rumor that Chevy will be switching to the Camaro.

February 14, 2011  11:07 AM ET
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And there is a rumor that Chevy will be switching to the Camaro.

I am hoping for this one as well but GM has been pretty adamant that unless it looks like a Camaro front to back they would not tarnish the Camaro by doing it part way.
I understand this to a point.
I will be disappointed but I guess like anything doing it right or not all and we will probably see a new Impala

February 14, 2011  11:08 AM ET

I will take the smaller ducts over smaller restrictor plates.
Bad part of this will be the cars will just lay back till the last 8th of the race and will be boring as sin for 450 miles

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February 14, 2011  11:21 AM ET

my guess is that two car teams say the #88 #24 will be working on "How to Swap" will out loosing to much speed or positions .... could also see a few Engines blew Up in the Duels on Thursday .... lock in the Daytona 500 so lets push the Engine cooling to the Limit .. what is the worst that happens you start in the Back with a New Engine on Sunday

February 14, 2011  11:50 AM ET

I still say until NASbore goes back to the day of NON COMMON templates for the sheet metal, the decals looking remotely like the car on the street is a stretch of my imagination.

But, think about it guys, does a stock FORD FOCUS or a CHEVY IMPALA invoke anything that stirs a racing image in your mind?

Its simply not the old days, when the factory had to at least "offer" for sale a minumum of 500 of the model for it to be legal to race. (Superbirds, Fastback roofline on the Monte carlo, etc)

Camaro, Mustang, etc will at least tug at those emotions, I guess. I am afraid in this day and age of luxury sedans with some maxed out horsepower being sold as Muscle, its as good as it gets. Maybe GM should consider.....

....Wait.. think about this....

I believe the only OTHER two door sedan or coupe that GM currently sells is the new CTS_V Cadillac. with the V8, rear wheel drive, an edgy design and yee-hah in the street version.

February 14, 2011  11:54 AM ET

The Caddy CTS-V looks awesome
Could be we go back the days when GM had a Chev, Buick and Pontiac on the track?
A Chev and at least a Caddy and a Buick Regal?

February 14, 2011  01:10 PM ET
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The Caddy CTS-V looks awesomeCould be we go back the days when GM had a Chev, Buick and Pontiac on the track?A Chev and at least a Caddy and a Buick Regal?

GM and Caddy have been on and off again with any racing program.. when the CTS V 4 door came out, they raced it at 24 hours of Rolex and a couple years of that full series if I recall, then just pulled out.

the new coupe is sweet.

February 14, 2011  01:11 PM ET

as (now) an old man, I really liked the Caddy commercial a couple years ago that showed THREE caddy models that would do 0-60 in under 5 sec.

February 14, 2011  01:21 PM ET
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I posted THIS on the last blog this morning, but for everyone ;) NASCAR has Spoken! ... break up of the 2x2x2x NASCAR announced two technical changes Sunday evening aimed at preventing the sustained Two-car drafts that dominated Saturday BUD." The maximum size for the air inlet for the cooling system will be 2 1/2 inches tall by 20 inches wide." The pressure release valve on the water system will be set at 33 pounds per square inch.The intent is to set up the cars so they can't push each other in two-car tandems for extended runs without overheating. That will bring down the temperatures so the teams can't run at 290 or 300 degrees without overheating on the extended push of 30 or 40 laps,This will put the water temperature back in the 250-degree range.

good

February 14, 2011  01:42 PM ET

The common templates are here to stay. Yes that nose may look like the production car, but it's still going to have to fit the claw, or box, or whatever NASCAR is using these days. Brian France is arrogant enough to tell Detroit that if they want their racecars to look like production models then Detroit should change the street car to match the racecar.

February 14, 2011  01:51 PM ET

Not really looking forward to the race on Sunday. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of engine attrition. I cringe at the thought of what the Friecracker 400 is going to look like in July!

February 14, 2011  01:59 PM ET

"We felt the appropriate way to honor Dale Earnhardt was in the actual racing," said track president Joie Chitwood. "The best way to appreciate the things Dale did -- he was about racing -- and how we respect him should be on the track. That to us was a real racing tribute and more appropriate than anything we could have done in the pre-race show."

I agree 1000%

February 14, 2011  02:00 PM ET
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Not really looking forward to the race on Sunday. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of engine attrition. I cringe at the thought of what the Friecracker 400 is going to look like in July!

at least we have dega between then to let NASbore tweek the rules even more. I hope the lower pressure cap helps.. you can run em hot, but you cant boil em over!

 
February 14, 2011  02:32 PM ET
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at least we have dega between then to let NASbore tweek the rules even more. I hope the lower pressure cap helps.. you can run em hot, but you cant boil em over!

Until all the cars have Old Faithful spewing out the right side of the hood!

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