Goodyear Kicks Off Two-Day Car of Tomorrow Test At Daytona

Sep 19, 2007 Full story: Paddock Talk 34

“Obviously, it's a Goodyear tire test for all of us”

The future arrived at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday as Goodyear kicked off a two-day Car of Tomorrow tire test with five NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams in preparation for the historic 50th running ... via Paddock Talk

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Since: Apr 07

Tucson, AZ

#22 Oct 2, 2007
Terry wrote:
<quoted text> Say what you want about Chad, but he is one of best in the bussiness. I will tell you one thing he wouldn't be out of a job very long. He is smart an [inovative] and I don't have a clue if the spelling is right on that. You have to push the the envelope or you not trying. Ask king Richard he has some damm good stories.
Oh Terry, I totally agree. Chad is a great crew chief. No arguements from me. The only two things he has done that I consider cheating are at the Daytona 500 last year with the whole window thing, and the Sonoma thing with the fenders. They knew they weren't supposed to do either but the other crap they've been "caught" about are just little tiny things.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#23 Oct 2, 2007
Renee29404 wrote:
Nah, I think.....can't remember if it was DW or Richard Petty that put buckshot in the roll bars of the car and got caught. That's the worst cheat ever, followed closely by Cheater Chad rigging a bar to move the back window in Jimmie's car after inspection.
All these folks you guys have named are mere rookies at cheating with a race car compared with Junior Johnson. I realize Junior was before I lot of you were either born or was old enough to be interested in racing but he was the king when it came to rigging a race car. Junior has used the rollbars as extra fuel tanks, been caught with nitros oxide, sliding trap doors in the intake manifold, an engine with seven cylinders bored over size and an array of other ingenious things. I've heard Junior tell stories of how he would have something have something illegal he was using and that he would put something trivial where the inspectors would find it just to throw them off what he was really doing.
Dillinger

AOL

#24 Oct 2, 2007
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>All these folks you guys have named are mere rookies at cheating with a race car compared with Junior Johnson. I realize Junior was before I lot of you were either born or was old enough to be interested in racing but he was the king when it came to rigging a race car. Junior has used the rollbars as extra fuel tanks, been caught with nitros oxide, sliding trap doors in the intake manifold, an engine with seven cylinders bored over size and an array of other ingenious things. I've heard Junior tell stories of how he would have something have something illegal he was using and that he would put something trivial where the inspectors would find it just to throw them off what he was really doing.
Interesting story, thanks for sharing!

Since: Apr 07

Tucson, AZ

#25 Oct 2, 2007
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>All these folks you guys have named are mere rookies at cheating with a race car compared with Junior Johnson. I realize Junior was before I lot of you were either born or was old enough to be interested in racing but he was the king when it came to rigging a race car. Junior has used the rollbars as extra fuel tanks, been caught with nitros oxide, sliding trap doors in the intake manifold, an engine with seven cylinders bored over size and an array of other ingenious things. I've heard Junior tell stories of how he would have something have something illegal he was using and that he would put something trivial where the inspectors would find it just to throw them off what he was really doing.
LOL Whoya, I heard about the gas in the rollbar thing. Pretty cool stuff. That's for that reminder.

Since: Apr 07

Tucson, AZ

#26 Oct 2, 2007
Oh just remember though, the whole buckshot thing was done when DW was driving for Junior, so I guess we can credit that to Junior too. Hehehehehe
Terry

Gardner, KS

#27 Oct 2, 2007
Tamara24 wrote:
Good evening Terry and Dill too! Hey gal, I haven't seen your posts in like forever! How are ya? So Let me as one of you, I am looking for a girlfriend of mine that moved back there. She lives in the Eau Claire are I believe is that any where near an Elk Mound? Familiar? I think she moved somewhere near there. Can one of you tell me the are code for that area? I really want to find her and give her a jingle I miss her!! Any how thanks regaurdless!! Have a great night you too! Tam!!! XOXOXOX
Hey T anything for you. I'll see if I can get a area code for you. I'll get it for you tomarrow. You have a great night too hon.

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#28 Oct 2, 2007
Renee29404 wrote:
Oh just remember though, the whole buckshot thing was done when DW was driving for Junior, so I guess we can credit that to Junior too. Hehehehehe
So was the Nitrex Oxide, Jeff Hammond still gets embarased to this day when thats brought up!
NASCARFAN

United States

#29 Oct 3, 2007
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>So was the Nitrex Oxide, Jeff Hammond still gets embarased to this day when thats brought up!
Jr. Johnson was a tough old coote, still is. Those NASCAR inspectors were probably afraid that Jr. would give them a left hook in the right jaw if they gave him too much trouble.

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#30 Oct 3, 2007
NASCARFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Jr. Johnson was a tough old coote, still is. Those NASCAR inspectors were probably afraid that Jr. would give them a left hook in the right jaw if they gave him too much trouble.
Your exactly right, I admire the man! He had a great race team through inovation! If it wasn't for guy's like Jr Johnson, NASCAR wouldn't know how to set up a rule book! LOL! Let's also keep in mind the King isn't all innocent either! It's thruogh these pioneers of the sport that we've learned what works best, & what works best safely! Look how it's evolved over the years, Just TV time alone, When I was a teen (not that long ago!)We would see maybe three races a season! ABC's wide world of sports- the Daytona 500 live was a big deal around our house! The rest were update shows that lasted about 13 mins. & that race might have been run 2 weeks before! Of course we only had 3 channels, 4 if the wind blew right!
NASCARFAN

United States

#31 Oct 3, 2007
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>Your exactly right, I admire the man! He had a great race team through inovation! If it wasn't for guy's like Jr Johnson, NASCAR wouldn't know how to set up a rule book! LOL! Let's also keep in mind the King isn't all innocent either! It's thruogh these pioneers of the sport that we've learned what works best, & what works best safely! Look how it's evolved over the years, Just TV time alone, When I was a teen (not that long ago!)We would see maybe three races a season! ABC's wide world of sports- the Daytona 500 live

was a big deal around our house! The rest were update shows that lasted about 13 mins. & that race might have been run 2 weeks before! Of course we only had 3 channels, 4 if the wind blew right!
Hey you were lucky, we only had 2 channels, and one of them was sometimes snowy. We did get the wide world of sports though.

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#32 Oct 3, 2007
NASCARFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey you were lucky, we only had 2 channels, and one of them was sometimes snowy. We did get the wide world of sports though.
That would've been our channel 28 on UHF! But we turned the antenna (by hand) untill it cleared up, then we had to turn it back to get the other channels back.
Dillinger

AOL

#33 Oct 4, 2007
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>That would've been our channel 28 on UHF! But we turned the antenna (by hand) untill it cleared up, then we had to turn it back to get the other channels back.
We even got desperate enough to try the foil wrapped around the antenna and holding hands with each other to see if we could bring in our favorite sci fi station years ago.
NASCARFAN

United States

#34 Oct 5, 2007
Dillinger wrote:
<quoted text>
We even got desperate enough to try the foil wrapped around the antenna and holding hands with each other to see if we could bring in our favorite sci fi station years ago.
We tried the foil, but I never knew that holding hands would work, but I wouldn't have held hands with my brothers anyway.
Dillinger

AOL

#35 Oct 5, 2007
NASCARFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
We tried the foil, but I never knew that holding hands would work, but I wouldn't have held hands with my brothers anyway.
Ha, Ha! Don't most brothers, especially when they are young repeat constantly, "Don't touch me!" I can see the Busch brothers being like that. Big difference in age. I can imagine Kurt being told to watch his little brother and I know how little brothers love to torment...I can hear "don't touch me" a lot.

We just looked like a bunch of space aliens with the foils and the positions we would stand in.

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