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NASCAR confiscates MWR windshields

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09:39 AM ET 10.22 | NASCAR on Friday confiscated the front windshields on three Sprint Cup Series teams fielded by Michael Waltrip Racing - the No. 00 driven by David Reutimann, the No. 47 driven by Bobby Labonte and the No. 56 driven by Martin Truex Jr. The windshields were taken for having unapproved modifications and were on display Friday outside the Cup series hauler.

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October 22, 2011  10:11 AM ET

Maybe Bowyer has leaked a few Childress secrets already. What kind of modification can they do to a windshield?

October 22, 2011  12:59 PM ET

im thinking it had some sort of aerodynamic advantage, but im not real sure how so..

October 22, 2011  01:00 PM ET

they just said on quals the top of the windshield was shaved down for aero purposes..

October 22, 2011  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

im thinking it had some sort of aerodynamic advantage, but im not real sure how so..

That or they bought the Lexan at Hobby Lobby ...

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October 22, 2011  03:08 PM ET

Ohhhhhhh WOW a picture,and an old story from yesterday that one of you guys posted. Geeez arn't we special. I think fannation thru us under the bus. These race teams doing all they can to win a race,,,but WINDSHIELDS ??????

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October 22, 2011  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ohhhhhhh WOW a picture,and an old story from yesterday that one of you guys posted. Geeez arn't we special. I think fannation thru us under the bus. These race teams doing all they can to win a race,,,but WINDSHIELDS ??????

the way they explained it on qualifying was normally the top of the windshield has a lip where it meets the roof or what not, so they shaved it down to be smooth which would clearly give an aero advantage

October 22, 2011  03:55 PM ET
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the way they explained it on qualifying was normally the top of the windshield has a lip where it meets the roof or what not, so they shaved it down to be smooth which would clearly give an aero advantage

I guess that explains it pretty much. Nice try anyway on their part.

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October 22, 2011  04:57 PM ET

just when i thought i was going to get to watch some traditional drafting in the truck race, 2 KHI trucks put about 3/4 of a lap on the field going 2x2

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October 22, 2011  05:18 PM ET
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Not very exciting, just turned the channel.

turn it back, you missed the wreck LOL

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October 22, 2011  05:45 PM ET
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Did KRYLE wreak?

he got collected in a wreck earlier in the race, not sure how bad the damage was though

October 22, 2011  06:23 PM ET

mike wallace wins! good for him..

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October 22, 2011  09:12 PM ET

Yup -- Toy-yo-da got caught again ... its not nice to fool NASCAR !!!

October 22, 2011  11:53 PM ET

The score in the Texas- St. Louis game looks like a football score.

 
October 23, 2011  12:00 AM ET

svt; looks like the U had their defense mode working today.

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