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(WPTV)   Dodge pulling out of NASCAR. Chrysler interruptus   (wptv.com ) divider line
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1922 clicks; posted to Sports » on 07 Aug 2012 at 3:31 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-07 02:04:54 PM  
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FriarReb98: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Frankly, it's not a bad move financially. I'd be very surprised if their presence on the track actually drone millions of folks into the showroom to buy a car.

As long as NASCAR keeps trying to make allt he cars look exactly alike, that will never happen again anywhere near as much as it happened back when Petty was driving around in a Superbird.


WTF Indeed: Considering none of the cars being driven in NASCAR can be bought at showrooms like they used to be, being associated with NASCAR is now more about brand marketing than marketing a specific car. Fiat seems to have the right idea about Chrysler, make a few cars really well and make a profit.


These^
2012-08-07 01:51:43 PM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Frankly, it's not a bad move financially. I'd be very surprised if their presence on the track actually drone millions of folks into the showroom to buy a car.


As long as NASCAR keeps trying to make allt he cars look exactly alike, that will never happen again anywhere near as much as it happened back when Petty was driving around in a Superbird.
2012-08-07 11:03:16 PM  
1 vote:

Kurmudgeon: Farking Sweet: If I were NASCAR I would have Chevrolet run an LS based stock block engine along with Ford running their Coyote V8 or Eco-Boost 6 and Dodge a new gen Hemi. That would put alot of "stock" back into stock car racing!

And if Chevrolet/Toyota didn't end up dominate,what do you think Nascar would do?
Don't worry, that'll never happen anyway, good idea though.


Toyota couldnt dominate that racing, if they could they would dominate SCCA and the Le Mans series, they are only good for drifting..........
2012-08-07 08:22:14 PM  
1 vote:
Frankly, it's not a bad move financially. I'd be very surprised if their presence on the track actually drone millions of folks into the showroom to buy a car.

Winner winner, chicken dinner! Nascar wanted to control so badly who could win for sponsorship purposes, they are actually driving manufacturers away from the sport.
Now go watch dem dere sticker karts make a few more laps and have a beer!
/Nascar, the most meaningless racing on the planet
2012-08-07 07:38:48 PM  
1 vote:

Farking Sweet: Meh, still template cars on the same chassis all with 358 ci V8 engines. Spec engines, tires, rims, fuel etc.


Before NASCAR clamped down on rev limits by mandated certain gearing for tracks, there was a phenomenal amount of money going into engine development. The 358 ci motor was making 800+ HP and even the F1 guys were starting to ask questions about how the cup guys were making these beasts. Formula 1? Asking NASCAR guys technical questions? Yeah. Those were some seriously impressive pieces of mechanical wizardry.

If you haven't read it, I suggest checking out this article. It's absolutely fascinating from an engineering standpoint.

The Spring that Revolutionized Nascar
2012-08-07 06:15:47 PM  
1 vote:

FriarReb98: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Frankly, it's not a bad move financially. I'd be very surprised if their presence on the track actually drone millions of folks into the showroom to buy a car.

As long as NASCAR keeps trying to make allt he cars look exactly alike, that will never happen again anywhere near as much as it happened back when Petty was driving around in a Superbird.


Well that and considering nascar fans are not dodge's biggest buyers now......
2012-08-07 05:48:07 PM  
1 vote:
Can someone explain to me what the difference is between manufacturers when everything in NASCAR is just templates to begin with? Does dodge actually even make the chasis the guys run, and is there anything different from a gm chasis?
2012-08-07 04:02:20 PM  
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Igor Jakovsky: WTF Indeed: Considering none of the cars being driven in NASCAR can be bought at showrooms like they used to be, being associated with NASCAR is now more about brand marketing than marketing a specific car. Fiat seems to have the right idea about Chrysler, make a few cars really well and make a profit.

In the nationwide series they run dodge challengers that look like challengers. They were the only ones that looked distinctive and cool imo. I also heard they were going to ditch the CoT. Don't remember where I heard that though.


The BuschNationwide series is. Manufacturers will be distinct again.

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I like watching the ARCA races. All the old cheated up cup cars in the hands of kids that sometimes don't quite yet have the experience to be driving those beasts leads to interesting times on the track.
2012-08-07 03:59:47 PM  
1 vote:

WTF Indeed: Considering none of the cars being driven in NASCAR can be bought at showrooms like they used to be, being associated with NASCAR is now more about brand marketing than marketing a specific car. Fiat seems to have the right idea about Chrysler, make a few cars really well and make a profit.


What a concept, doing something very well. When did America start hating doing things correctly and became China for profit?
2012-08-07 03:57:37 PM  
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Broktun: Makes room for Volkswagen now NASCAR is running fuel injection?


I like it. Gut half a transmission, cut out half their drivetrain and call it an Audi AR, similar to our great American carbine, or an SR. Use the R8/Lambo 5.2 v8. "Truth in Engineering, going left, at 200mph..."
2012-08-07 01:54:09 PM  
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Considering none of the cars being driven in NASCAR can be bought at showrooms like they used to be, being associated with NASCAR is now more about brand marketing than marketing a specific car. Fiat seems to have the right idea about Chrysler, make a few cars really well and make a profit.
2012-08-07 01:45:19 PM  
1 vote:
Frankly, it's not a bad move financially. I'd be very surprised if their presence on the track actually drone millions of folks into the showroom to buy a car.
 
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