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Old 8 Sep 2000, 18:11 (Ref:35791)   #1
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http://www.thatsracin.com/00/0909/0909webplates.htm

Well this is the stupidest move I have ever seen. Blows article 4 way out of the water. Does Nascar even think of these things

All the cr@p about soft walls being a quick fix, and not having enough time to evaluate them....it's even more true for plates! The cheapest solution prevails.
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Old 9 Sep 2000, 04:08 (Ref:35913)   #2
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I agree, this defintly SUX! It seems that the restrictor plate is NASCAR's solution to every problem that arises!
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Old 10 Sep 2000, 16:15 (Ref:36238)   #3
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Get well soon, Bill France!!
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Old 12 Sep 2000, 15:06 (Ref:36733)   #4
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Not the best solution, but the best for the short-term. Still, when I hear Gary Nelson and Mike Helton say that this is not a permanent solution, I can't help but remember that NASCAR said the same thing when they implemented plates for Daytona and Talladega in 1988. Twelve years later, the plates are still on.

They really need to get off their wallets and look into and implement soft walls. They are stammering on about the cost and the lack of experience of the walls. So NASCAR, why not buy some and practice? The sanctioning body could purchase the walls and transport them to each track, saving the track owners from having to purchase their own.
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Old 17 Sep 2000, 21:39 (Ref:37737)   #5
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Now that the race has been run. The fact is that race was terrible!! No passing unless someone crashed or your pit crew does really fast work! The solution is this 1) Soft walls, 2) FUEL INJECTION!
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Old 17 Sep 2000, 22:33 (Ref:37752)   #6
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Solution, soft walls-yes, but better solution is to redesign the turns, build in about 22 degrees of banking, and use soft walls. This would require a more sweeping entry into turn, and would lessen the angle of impact if a throttle stuck. It would also open up more than one groove. As to fuel injection - NO, this is not the solution. In fact, a good while back, Gary Nelson said that fuel injection was not the way to go, too expensive, and too hard to police. Nelson stated that fuel injection would open up a whole new can of worms, basically a serious bunch of headaches for the inspectors. There is nothing wrong with carbs. They are far easier to inspect, plus they are much cheaper for the teams to run, they can be, and are rebuilt, and reused.
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