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    Quote Originally Posted by 1074 View Post
    Any relationship between a NASCAR vehicle and what you buy over at the local dealer is purely coincidental.
    Not close except grille and rear bumper design which are more decal than structure... don’t see Mustangs or Camaros, or Supras

    Now if you go back to those old days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I know that more than a few of the IndyCar drivers ended up in NASCAR.

    Does anyone recall the old International Race Of Champions - IROC ? A bunch of identically prepared Camaros. Throw in a few NASACAR, SCCA, IMSA and IndyCar drivers and let them have at it. NASCAR boys won on the ovals. Donahue, Foyt and Unsers (A, B and Jr) cleaned up on the road courses. Back then I don't think the NASCAR drivers, with a couple of notable exceptions, even knew the steering wheel turned right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Plus F-16 Thunderbird flyover!
    Yeah very cool 😎

    I was hoping for the A-10’s. Warthog luv

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Not close except grille and rear bumper design which are more decal than structure... don’t see Mustangs or Camaros, or Supras

    Now if you go back to those old days...
    Pretty sure there are Mustangs and Camaros in today’s race. Pretty sure there is a relationship to dealer lot cars. I think it went something like “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”. The sales supported the sport in the early days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    1974 The first year was Porsche Carrera RSRs.
    My friend that used to live on the Cape has a pristine 914 Bumblebee, yellow/black. Even at his age he helps at Daytona “local” races
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    Well, the 15 car Demolition Derby on about lap 14 or 15 was interesting but not surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    Hmmmm never watched before- maybe I'll take a look- sumpton different. Any "hints" to make first time watching more enjoyable...I KNOW there's more to watching a race than hoping to see a fiery crash. Background? nuances? Thanks for the heads up.
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    There's about a 3 1/2 hour (and counting) rain delay after "the big one".

    During that time, they showed the making of Days of Thunder (interesting) and The Busch Clash from Monday on the Daytona road course (good racing AND right turns) for those that didn't catch it on Monday.







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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    They still use drum brakes on the ovals, right? .
    No drum brakes, all 4 wheel discs. https://brakeexperts.com/what-brakes-does-nascar-use/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Pretty sure there are Mustangs and Camaros in today’s race. Pretty sure there is a relationship to dealer lot cars. I think it went something like “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”. The sales supported the sport in the early days.
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    My sentence structure misfired ... they are those models on a few template pieces but complete car looks nothing like showroom models.
    I do believe the Mustang got real close
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    4 1/2 hours and counting, although they think they might resume by 9pm eastern which would make it about a 5-5 1/4 hour delay for those that recorded it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    My sentence structure misfired ... they are those models on a few template pieces but complete car looks nothing like showroom models.
    No worries Steve. I was thinking your fingers were a bit locked up from the cold
    Better than the cars looking like a Yugo......most of the cars on the road look the same to me anyway
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    Cars are back on track. Track dry. Preparing for the green!





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    Here we go un-interrupted; it appears the rain is out of here. A 9:35pm ET re-start.
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    AFAIK, all cup, so called, cars are built to the same stringent nascar requirements, chassis, body, engine, suspension. Decals are the differences. AFAIK there are seven road race circuits this season. Which is fun to watch. There’s more to simply turning left to NASCAR. Imagine the terror hanging on to seven to eight hundred horse power somewhere north of two hunnerd mph for several hours. Not to mention surrounded by forty other vehicles. So yah, there’s that to consider.

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