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Old 02-20-2005, 06:43 PM   #1
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Restricter Plate Racing ~ NASCAR

Cars are flying at 1/4th mach speed on the Super Speedways. And this is with restricter plates trying to slow the cars down to the point that they don't fly when they get sideways / wreck. Is this the answer? I don't think so, but I don't have the answer either. What are your thoughts? (Hope I haven't unleashed the devil here )
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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Just a side note ~ It's pretty bad when a race winner has to look at the side of his car to see who the sponsors are he forgot to mention !! Way to go, Jeff Gordon!
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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Rainbow Warrior strikes again!! Who mentioned Jeff Gordon as a winner this morning?
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Yeah, yeah, yeah....Did you check your IM yet???

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Old 02-20-2005, 08:12 PM   #5
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My man Tony let me down. I thought the race was gonna finish under caution! I'll bet Tony had words with Jr. after Jr. said he would be coming low to help Tony, then decides to blow by him. Tony pushed him last year for the final burst that he needed to win, thought he would do the same.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:17 PM   #6
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yeah Nick I noticed that too. Still, a great finish with all the big boys up front and banging for the win. Very exciting.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:18 PM   #7
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Yeah...a great finish it was!
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:37 PM   #8
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Rusty gotta top ten, barely! Had a few close calls too! Overall a pretty good race! I too was disappointed Tony didn't win. He had a fantastic weekend, except the "Big One"!
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:28 AM   #9
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Also, the restrictor plates went put into effect to allow racing like yesterday where there are 5 lead changes in 8 laps. The restrictor plates keep the cars together and prevents one car from completely running away because they now have to draft and stay with eachother in a pack. Before the plates a car could get a good run and just run away from the field.
I thought the restrictor plates were to slow the cars down because they were getting airborne when they spun out at 200+ mph. The roof flaps aided in changing the aerodynamics to help keep them on the ground when they spun too......
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:40 AM   #10
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I don't know a thing about this NASCAR but I do kow that I hear the name Jeff Gordon a lot in regards to winning. Also, he seems to be an unpopular choice as far as the fans go...perhaps becuase he doesn't talk like a "hay-seed"...he wins a lot though.

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