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Thoughtful Thursday! (No stupid questions) - January 31, 2019
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Thoughtful Thursday - 2019

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Thoughtful Thursday! (No stupid questions) - January 31, 2019

Welcome to this week's Thoughtful Thursday thread! Also known as "No Stupid Questions"


Thoughtful Thursday - a post idea by u/davidgillilandfan38 for all fans to ask whatever NASCAR-related question they want answered in hopes to get an explanation for something they've been unsure of. No question is too stupid! Want to know why the cars drive left around ovals instead of right or why the cars don't have headlights (they're just stickers!)? Or maybe you want to know something more technical that someone with more experience might know? This thread is for you! Ask below!

Serious answers only, please!

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It seems to be dependent on tires. I fear it will be a pack for 5-10 laps, followed by track position being EVERYTHING for the rest of a run.

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Briscoe
1 point · 6 months ago

I think NASCAR knows exactly the type of racing this package will produce. They want the pack to stay bunched up, and I think for the most part that it will.

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-7 points · 6 months ago(0 children)
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Why does NASCAR not use triple digit numbers and do you think that will change going forward?

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Bubba Wallace
15 points · 6 months ago

They used to back in the 50s and 60s. No need to use them anymore since there will never be anywhere near 100 cars in a race. I think the reason for getting rid of them was it's more difficult for spotters to make out a 3 digit number

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Why were the Xfinity cars faster than the cup cars? It’s been a long time since I’ve watched nascar until this year

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Kyle Busch
10 points · 6 months ago

NASCAR has choked the Cup cars down to 550 HP with a high downforce/drag package for every track sans road courses/short tracks because enough fans whined that there weren't photo finishes and 300 lead changes per race.

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5 points · 6 months ago

Were there any fans who dismissed the trucks as a gimmick when the series made its official debut in 1995?

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Allgaier
4 points · 6 months ago

Can someone please explain the caution period/no live pit stop change made for the Snowball Derby? I’m confused how they pit without losing their spot during green flags. I thought I read they aren’t predetermined cautions like stages, but I can’t figure it out.

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Martin
3 points · 6 months ago

They will be allowed to pit during certain cautions without losing position relative to the other drivers that pitted at the same time.

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Rhodes
2 points · 6 months ago

How did Ben Rhodes not get his lap back at Talladega?

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[deleted]
1 point · 6 months ago

How fast will the cars be at Talladega?

I'm confused since the 500 is still 2018 rules.

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DiBenedetto
1 point · 6 months ago

Should NASCAR create a series that's intended to be wicked cheap like the dash series?

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2018 MENCS Champion Joey Logano
3 points · 6 months ago

They have multiple series which are wicked cheap. It's called the Whelen All American series. It's basically each NASCAR sanctioned short track's local divisions. There are four divisions (numbered 1,2,3 and 4). Drivers get points towards the National championship depending on how many cars are in their feature. Now the cheapest touring division I would say would probably be K&N East and West. It's cheap mostly due to the condensed schedule. There are a lot of non-NASCAR sanctioned touring divisions that are wicked cheap to run (up here we have the Northeast Mini Stock Tour. That's pretty low budget). But I don't see NASCAR bringing back something like the dash series.

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I've been saying that for a while. Bring back the dash series. Spec chassis, spec engine. Run at short and dirt tracks, and tracks large enough to run a drafting package like the NA18D. Use the enhanced ruleset in that series, and get rid of it in cup.

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