NASCAR tries to break up Talladega 2-car tandems

Sep 21, 2011 Full story: WLNS-TV Lansing 6

NASCAR tweaked two rules for next month's race at Talladega Superspeedway, apparently in an effort to limit the two-car tandem racing that has dominated at its two fastest tracks.

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is not the way to pay old ones

#1 Sep 22, 2011
I hope it works.

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#2 Sep 22, 2011
It doesn't matter, those guys will just swap around a little more often. If they can't push but three laps before they have to switch, they will still be faster than the long pack.
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#3 Sep 22, 2011
A$$CAR couldn't fix a leaky faucet, but they sure could break one! Inbred hicks!

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#4 Sep 23, 2011
They could break up the draft if they knocked the banking down and made it a flat track.

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#5 Sep 23, 2011
menards wrote:
They could break up the draft if they knocked the banking down and made it a flat track.
With both tracks being fairly recently repaved at a cost of millios of dollars niether track will do so. NASCAR could however remove the restrictor plates forcing the drivers to use their brakes or at least have to lift off the gas to navigate the corners safely which would have the same effect.

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#6 Sep 23, 2011
Hunglo wrote:
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With both tracks being fairly recently repaved at a cost of millios of dollars niether track will do so. NASCAR could however remove the restrictor plates forcing the drivers to use their brakes or at least have to lift off the gas to navigate the corners safely which would have the same effect.
Thats what Im saying, boths tracks were recently repaved anyway. The problem with your solution is that nascar doesnt want cars going around the track at 230-240 mph (which is probably an insurance policy regulation, not a NASCAR rule)

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