Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Saloon & Sportscar Racing > NASCAR & Stock Car Racing

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18 Sep 2000, 06:07 (Ref:37788)   #1
Joe Fan
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 1,370
Joe Fan should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridJoe Fan should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid

Actually, the plates didn't seem to be as bad as I thought they would be. Jeff Burton was one of the few teams to actually test a restrictor plate at a small track (with such short notice) so this more than anything this was the reason why he dominated the event. Given ample time for the other teams to test, there is no way that Burton would have dominated as he did today. It seemed to me that these restrictor plates caused more racing for position than the unrestricted races had there in the past.

Generally, I think that NASCAR accomplished its goal of slowing the cars down and at the same time, was at least an effort on their part to try to do something in such a short amount of time. I think that if a throttle would have hung open there today, a restrictor plate would have helped prevent the car from overaccelerating. The same principle applies here as it does at Daytona and Talladega where it takes a car several laps before it gets up to top speed.
Joe Fan is offline  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from Loudon In Your Corner Marshals Forum 2 6 Sep 2004 18:19
Restrictor Question JAG Sportscar & GT Racing 4 1 Jun 2004 18:07
Dumb Question - Loudon? Hazza IRL Indycar Series 1 27 Jan 2004 11:20
Was Loudon what you expected? Emfa NASCAR & Stock Car Racing 4 28 Jul 2001 00:48
Ideas for taking restrictor plates off cars Jared NASCAR & Stock Car Racing 5 18 Apr 2000 18:57

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:14.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2021 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2021-2022 Grant MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.