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    Nascar 2022

    One of the things about upcoming NASCAR events is that I feel that the corner has been turned and spring is in sight.

    Looks like The Busch Clash is up first....from the Coliseum



    Official NASCAR site is here- https://www.nascar.com

    Looks like Sunday, February 20th at 2:30PM eastern is the start time for The Daytona 500, NASCAR's flagship race.

    If you don't like NASCAR, it's OK skip posting in the thread.

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    It should be an interesting year with the new car leveling the playing g field at the first few races of the year until the multi-year teams begin to creep ahead from their inherent ability to do more development.

    Additionally, all teams seem to be beset with supply chain issues and where by now most teams would have five complete cars for every "Number" many teams have three or less. With the early California swing in the schedule some teams are quite concerned that with just one crash they could easily run out of cars to race, especially when out West far from home base near Charlotte.
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    That .25 mile short track should be interesting inside that venue. Smaller field with Clash drivers, but still a quarter mile
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    I grew up in Venice Beach CA and went to a lot of USC games at the Coliseum.
    I have a hard time believing there going to host a credible Nascar race there!
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    NASCAR is about the only sport where drivers can still express their anger and frustrations with their competitors both off and, to a certain degree, on the track. I like that aspect of the sport. The drivers in other forms of motorsports seem to be products of a public relations school.
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    Hickory Speedway used to be on the Grand National and Winston Cup schedule, I believe it is a tad over a quarter mile layout. Not a forty car field for the Clash so think it can be entertaining. The absence of decent banking like typical local quarter milers across the country will be a door banging challenge for sure. Not being a points race will make it win or go home get out of my way bump fest.
    Take a throwaway car!

    A lot of work and cash for a one time event but there it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Hickory Speedway used to be on the Grand National and Winston Cup schedule, I believe it is a tad over a quarter mile layout. Not a forty car field for the Clash so think it can be entertaining. The absence of decent banking like typical local quarter milers across the country will be a door banging challenge for sure. Not being a points race will make it win or go home get out of my way bump fest.
    Take a throwaway car!

    A lot of work and cash for a one time event but there it is.
    If your talking about Hickory Speedway in North Carolina I live near it and the weather this time of year is much to iffy. They use to race at Rockingham Speedway the week after Daytona & the weather that time of year had some of the effect on attendance that ended up closing it. There are several short tracks in Florida or any other southern state in the middle section of USA that would be better.
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    I was just using Hickory as a track similar in size to the LA Colosseum layout.
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    I'm super happy that NASCAR is adding back in the short tracks and additional road courses, most of the racing on the mile and a half tracks have been a snoozefest. The Nextgen cars should add a bit of excitement as well.

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    Some more Beta on the race in LA

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mot...edgdhp&pc=U531

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    Looks like the colosseum event is at 6pm tomorrow the 6th. Everything NASCAR starts at 2pm.
    All times eastern. All on the Fox Network.
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    A bit on the work they put into the coliseum to get ready for the NASCAR race at the new venue-

    A description at the end of the video-



    Should be interesting.

    BTW, all done for this event.

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    Newest Gen car has composite body, not CF, though a lot of parts like hood and deck lid may still be CF.
    The transmission is now a transaxle and the wheels are aluminum 18” with a central lug. The Infinity series beta tested the bodies for the last few seasons and can take some banging around.

    Thought it was a good show and less attrition than I thought a 1/4 mile flat track would provide. Since heat style races, no mid run pit stops planned and would have been crazy trying to turn into infield at speed!
    Seems the transaxle was the demise of a few teams.

    The pit stops should be in ten second range now with less lugs and need to index them. Not F1 speed but hey, not F1

    Some Gen6 info

    https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021...up-series/amp/
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