And they're finally getting one step closer to having the STOCK part of the name mean something again.NASCAR announced Friday that its Sprint Cup Series entries will shift to fuel injection and plans to have systems in place in time for the 2012 season-opening Daytona 500.
Britain's McLaren Electronic Systems will provide the controller through a partnership with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. out of Austin, Texas. Testing and development of the components will continue throughout the year.
It's about time that's coming to fruition. They've been talking about it for 10 years or more.Carburetors soon to be extinct in NASCAR:
didnt say it was fixed, im talking about the guaranteed starting spots. they were put there to make the sponcers happy. what happened to racing your way in? remember when Petty didnt qualify for a race years ago? that was front page news. Qualifying has become a bit of a joke. IMOThere haven't been "real" stock cars on a Nascar track in more than 40 years. And engines have been custom-built for far longer.
I'd like to hear why you think qualifying is fixed, though.
I'll second that motion. If your not quick enough, you should not be in the race. end of story.Top 35 rule is complete shit.
The Petty Rule (officially called the Champions Provision) is a completely different thing. Under that, the driver has to be a former Sprint (Winston) Cup champion. The "Top 35 Lock-in" (which is bull, imo) is based on owner pointsdidnt say it was fixed, im talking about the guaranteed starting spots. they were put there to make the sponcers happy. what happened to racing your way in? remember when Petty didnt qualify for a race years ago? that was front page news. Qualifying has become a bit of a joke. IMO
Aerodynamics. However, the Nationwide series is doing something similar.Xmurrx said:their cars are, chassis wise, almost identical but with a very close replica of the production body put over the chassis. Why can't NASCAR do this? It baffles me why they don't.
Yes and no. The portion of the car from the a-pillar to the c-pillar will be unchanged. What is changing, Nascar is giving manufacturers slightly more freedom designing the nose and rear of their respective cars. Can't find the source of that atm, but pretty sure I read it on Jayski's site.