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#1 OvDrone

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 20:59

Bonjour y'all.

2022 season threads have started appearing and it is time to start talking about our new NEXT GEN stock car for our favorite Ovalcar Cup series.

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Yup, Gen 6 is done and dusted and it is time to look ahead to a fresh era of silly stockcar shenanigans.

 

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Kyle Larson won in absolute legendary fashion, and even if yours truly wanted his main dude to win, it does mark a triumph over this system and assaults our common sense and soul for most of a year's Sundays.

 

Either way, I am looking forward to a better, healthier relationship with Motorsport as a whole and I welcome these new cars hoping that the governing body at least bumps the power up to a 670 package.

 

For more info, I shall now post a deluge of fine quality Nascar youtube videos here in the OP to get you back in the game get the discussions going.





 

























There are just 78+1 (*wink*) days until 02/20/22 ( US date format ) to the Daytona 500!

So mark your calendars and get your schedules ready:

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Triplesacredboodity my Stockcar brothers and sisters.

 



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#2 FLB

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 23:50

Richard Petty Motorsports sells majority stake in NASCAR Cup team (autosport.com)



#3 MarceltheVirginian

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 00:14

There are just 78+1 (*wink*) days until 02/20/22 ( US date format ) to the Daytona 500!

You are obviously a Jamie McMurray fan. :drunk:



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 00:17

EURONASCAR? First I've heard of it... I guess it can compete with the dying DTM, but my "instant hit" bell is not ringing. 



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:03

EURONASCAR? First I've heard of it... I guess it can compete with the dying DTM, but my "instant hit" bell is not ringing. 

Have you seen NASCAR machinery on road courses? Its a blast.



#6 Myrvold

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:44

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Happy Chevy - Fed Up Toyota - Angry Ford?



#7 FLB

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:53

NASCAR President Comments on Dodge NASCAR Rumors | The Drive

 

 


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#8 OvDrone

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:57

Happy Chevy - Fed Up Toyota - Angry Ford?

 

I honestly have no idea why Toyota didn't go with the Supra. 



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:02

EURONASCAR? First I've heard of it... I guess it can compete with the dying DTM, but my "instant hit" bell is not ringing. 

The series has been running since 2009.  It’s niche but pretty solid.  It’s not too expensive.



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:03

I honestly have no idea why Toyota didn't go with the Supra. 

Yaris.  They should have gone with the Yaris…



#11 OvDrone

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:08

Yaris.  They should have gone with the Yaris…

 

Isn't that more like a Rallycross car ? They already have the Supra in Xfinity.

 

Btw, EuroNascar is pretty dope. Quite niche but growing and getting better venues slow and steady. One Jahk Vhinuv won the last two races this year:

 



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:41

EURONASCAR? First I've heard of it... I guess it can compete with the dying DTM, but my "instant hit" bell is not ringing.


Jacques Villeneuve !!!!!
That alone is worth the price of your attention!!!
Jp

#13 SKL

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:41

Have to admit I've gotten into the tintops lately-  used to only watch the road races.   Have to admit on the ovals I usually FF to the last 20 laps or so  (but I've been known to FF thru some F1 races now and then)...  the good old boys won't like the centerlocks!!  :)

 

Went to the Xfinity and Cup finals in PHX and had a blast-  got up and close and personal to the cars, and Larson did his "Polish" burnout right in front of us...   as a devoted open wheel fan, I'd love to see Larson do indy.



#14 FLB

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 00:40

Interesting.

 

 

According to Joe Saward, Daniil Kvyat is looking at NASCAR...



#15 John B

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 02:17

670 HP, 4 inch spoiler set for all tracks but the superspeedways and possibly Atlanta.

Brad's car at the Charlotte test gets my best paint scheme vote for the new car/number placement so far. His old ride, Discount Tire #2, not so much....

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 21:08

Btw, EuroNascar is pretty dope. Quite niche but growing and getting better venues slow and steady. One Jahk Vhinuv won the last two races this year:

Agree. There is talk that Jahk is testing at Daytona next week, perhaps in preparation for a crack at the 500?

#17 YamahaV10

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 01:33



#18 jonpollak

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 11:22

Jacques up the Hazemans !!!
Here is your early LA Coliseum and Daytona sched.

Saturday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Cup garage open

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Cup practice (FS2)


8:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Cup qualifying (FS1; single-car, three laps all positions)

Sunday, Feb. 6

10:30 a.m. – Cup garage open

3 p.m. ET – Cup heat races begin (FOX; four races, 25 laps each)

Approx. 4:10 p.m. ET – Cup LCQ races begin (FOX; two races, 50 laps each)

6 p.m. ET – Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum (FOX, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 150 laps)

Daytona Speedweeks

(All times Eastern)

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Noon – 10 p.m. – Cup garage open

5:05 – 5:55 p.m. – Cup first practice

6:35 – 7:25 p.m. – Cup second practice

Wednesday, Feb. 16

2 – 10 p.m. – Cup garage open

8:05 – 9:30 p.m. – Cup qualifying (single vehicle, one lap, two rounds)

Thursday, Feb. 17

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Truck garage open

10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – ARCA garage open

4 – 11 p.m. – Cup garage open

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Truck practice

5:30 – 6:20 p.m. – ARCA practice

7 p.m. – Cup Duel qualifying race #1 (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 60 laps, 150 miles)

Approx. 8:45 p.m. – Cup Duel qualifying race #2 (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 60 laps, 150 miles)

Friday, Feb. 18

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – ARCA garage open

9 a.m. – Truck garage open

9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

Noon – 9:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

1:30 – 2 p.m. – ARCA qualifying (groups)

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying (single car, one lap, two rounds)

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Xfinity practice

6 – 6:50 p.m. – Cup third practice

7:30 p.m. – Truck race (FS1, Motor Racing Network; 100 laps, 250 miles)

Saturday, Feb. 19

6 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

10 a.m. – ARCA garage open

10:30 – 11:20 a.m. – Cup final practice

11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying (single car, one lap, two rounds)

1:30 p.m. – ARCA race (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 80 laps, 200 miles)

5 p.m. – Xfinity race (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 120 laps, 300 miles)

Sunday, Feb. 20

8 a.m. – Cup garage open

2:30 p.m. – 64th Daytona 500 (FOX, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; 200 laps, 500 miles)

Jp

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 00:05

Threatened lawsuits and "Cancel Culture" accusations coming at NASCAR, which kiboshed a cryptocurrency sponsor for Xfinity driver/team owner Brandon Brown (of "Let's Go Brandon" infamy) that uses the LGB initials in its name, after the team said it had received approval for the sponsor from a NASCAR official. This news ain't going away any time soon.



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Posted 06 January 2022 - 02:11

There are just 78+1 (*wink*) days until 02/20/22 ( US date format ) to the Daytona 500!

So mark your calendars and get your schedules ready:



Triplesacredboodity my Stockcar brothers and sisters.

 

Oh good! The sheet show is about to begin again..... :rolleyes:

 

I'll start my real racing (anything that weighs less than a ton and 3/4, turns both directions, and....heaven forbid.....requires gear changes :eek:) season with the Rolex (sigh, oh for the WSCC days) weekend three weeks earlier (faded shadow of itself that GARRA.....uh....IMSA.....is.... :( )  ;)


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#21 OvDrone

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 03:39

Oh good! The sheet show is about to begin again..... :rolleyes:

 

I'll start my real racing (anything that weighs less than a ton and 3/4, turns both directions, and....heaven forbid.....requires gear changes :eek:) season with the Rolex (sigh, oh for the WSCC days) weekend three weeks earlier (faded shadow of itself that GARRA.....uh....IMSA.....is.... :( )  ;)

 

And your creative & constructive input is where exactly ?

*lifts up post like a soggy rug* 



#22 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 03:41

Threatened lawsuits and "Cancel Culture" accusations coming at NASCAR, which kiboshed a cryptocurrency sponsor for Xfinity driver/team owner Brandon Brown (of "Let's Go Brandon" infamy) that uses the LGB initials in its name, after the team said it had received approval for the sponsor from a NASCAR official. This news ain't going away any time soon.

 

The value has tanked too. Woops. 



#23 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 04:46

Was Brandon Brown really toxic to sponsors before this?  Everyone seems to state it as a given, but it's not like he was the darling of sponsors before his win at Talledaga, and a single win at a track that has produced a lot of one-time winners isn't exactly a game-changer.



#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:35

Threatened lawsuits and "Cancel Culture" accusations coming at NASCAR, which kiboshed a cryptocurrency sponsor for Xfinity driver/team owner Brandon Brown (of "Let's Go Brandon" infamy) that uses the LGB initials in its name, after the team said it had received approval for the sponsor from a NASCAR official. This news ain't going away any time soon.

I’d seen that story.

 

Overall it’s good that NASCAR are willing to crack down on political sponsorship. But I just don’t see this as political. The sponsor itself doesn’t appear to be. Brown himself is having to deal with a meme created to cover for the political chanting on TV that he’s now stuck with. So it seems like a good idea to try to own it.



#25 Risil

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 11:18

I was rather hoping they'd get to the point where campaign finance overtakes the real economy and every candidate for the US Senate has his or her own NASCAR entry.

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 11:36

And your creative & constructive input is where exactly ?

*lifts up post like a soggy rug*


This is the guy that told me to stop posting my pictures and experiences from the 2019 Indianapolis 500 for everyone.
Jp

#27 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 12:17

I was rather hoping they'd get to the point where campaign finance overtakes the real economy and every candidate for the US Senate has his or her own NASCAR entry.

 

50 entries. Democrat candidate down the left side of the bodywork, Republican on the right.



#28 Risil

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 12:28

What's the story behind holding the Busch Clash at the LA Coliseum btw?



#29 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 12:32

Modern version of those Staten Island Oval rumors, though this one actually happened. NASCAR wants to be a 'big boy' sport and race in premium markets and etc.


Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 06 January 2022 - 12:34.


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 12:41

What's the story behind holding the Busch Clash at the LA Coliseum btw?

 

Someone in NASCAR recently played the mid 00's EA NASCAR games and saw the Dodge Stadium track, figured it would be cool to do IRL  :cat:



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Posted 06 January 2022 - 13:15

 

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This is what was called the Whelen NASCAR Euroseries, isn't it?  Very much niche in Europe, as in, hardly anyone has ever heard of it,

 

They are fooling themselves (or more likely trying to fool us) by claiming that Valencia Ricardo Torno, Most, Zolder and Grobnik are  "the most iconic tracks in Europe".  Even Hockenheim and Brands hardly merit that description!



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Posted 06 January 2022 - 13:20

"Winter Classic" following the Formula E playbook of buying yourself some extra time to find a venue to finish the season at.

#33 Myrvold

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 13:40

This is what was called the Whelen NASCAR Euroseries, isn't it?  Very much niche in Europe, as in, hardly anyone has ever heard of it,

 

They are fooling themselves (or more likely trying to fool us) by claiming that Valencia Ricardo Torno, Most, Zolder and Grobnik are  "the most iconic tracks in Europe".  Even Hockenheim and Brands hardly merit that description!

 

 

Yup.

 

From what I could find though, the budget for a season isn't that high. To the point that if I ever have time and spare money to embark on any kind of "international racing adventure". It is actually one of the more realistic championships.



#34 YamahaV10

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 16:52

Is anyone else still not getting used to the name NASCAR "cup series" ?

It just sounds awkward. NASCAR should rename it the Winston cup series.

Since the brand Winston cigarettes is named after the town it started in, I think NASCAR should just use the Winston name and say that it refers to the town in N.Carolina. It's NASCAR country anyway.

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The brand is named after the town where R. J. Reynolds started his business which is Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

#35 eibyyz

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 17:57

Aric Almirola:  Gone, EOY.  A gentleman.  :-(

#36 paulb

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 23:20

Watch Next Gen testing for free tomorrow at Daytona.

https://www.daytonai...GReminder_21110

#37 OvDrone

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 00:42

Sonoma will be 'Chute' version next year.

Atlanta had a facelift and drivers tried it. Thoughts ?



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Posted 11 January 2022 - 23:00

Loved seeing JV get tailed by Kyle Larson the whole way during the pack race demo. It’s like he wants to know what Jacques’ up to.

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#39 Myrvold

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 23:08

Sonoma will be 'Chute' version next year.

Atlanta had a facelift and drivers tried it. Thoughts ?

 

Had to google this. So Sonoma will be the "normal" NASCAR-layout. Good.



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#40 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 23:15

Racing royalty

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#41 Myrvold

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Loved seeing JV get tailed by Kyle Larson the whole way during the pack race demo. It’s like he wants to know what Jacques’ up to.

https://i.postimg.cc...rg/larsonJV.png

Jp

 

Except that's Dale Jr?



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Posted 12 January 2022 - 00:02

Sorry Myrv..

Let's try this thrilling screen grab in 140p from my garden..it's like 14 degrees here atm.?!?!!

 

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Jp



#43 jonpollak

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 00:06

Hopefully we’ll get a Dirty Mo podcast outta it.
JV + JR

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#44 jonpollak

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 00:24

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Jp



#45 jonpollak

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 00:41

My phone is stuck in 70mm Cinerama filter mode …
Jp
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#46 jonpollak

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 00:25

Interesting In-Car

 

However..

This don’t look good…
https://racer.com/20...next-gen-parts/

Jp


Edited by jonpollak, 13 January 2022 - 00:52.


#47 John B

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 02:32

I remember stories about this last year...even rumors the old car would run Daytona.

Better not get too wild at the Coliseum....

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 09:25

Will be so hyped if JV is in the Daytona 500. :clap:  Tired of following his races in the more or less useless Euronascar streams.



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 11:39

Here’s the Autosport story.
https://www.autospor...-entry/7223174/

And a little video

https://twitter.com/...8058977286?s=21

Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 13 January 2022 - 11:49.


#50 John B

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 00:42

Wondering how much of Speedweeks will be single file processions, especially the qualifying races where there's little to gain. Bob Pockrass story today mentioned drivers took chances during the test because there's a month to go, but there won't be that luxury in February.