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(Racer.com)   NASCAR introduces an innovative new track drying process to be used for the first time at the Daytona Speedweeks, says its the biggest Sham-WOW ever produced   (racer.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-14 12:24:41 AM  
Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...
 
2013-02-14 02:56:23 AM  
"Keep in mind that this has never been tested during a race or during full rain conditions at a track......"


So, it has not rained once at a circuit the entire winter? Seems rare
 
2013-02-14 07:24:23 AM  
How do the cars get past it
 
2013-02-14 07:40:05 AM  
And if you order in the next 20 minutes (because we can't do this all day), you get the world's biggest Slap Chop too!
 
2013-02-14 07:41:54 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...


Damn, beat me to it
 
2013-02-14 08:20:13 AM  
If it's half as good as they're claiming it to be, it'll be a marked improvement to track drying times.
 
2013-02-14 08:21:05 AM  

Ring of Fire: How do the cars get past it


Sounds like this would be most effective in red flag conditions. Running this setup would keep the track from getting too wet, in the first place. The total red plus yellow flag time would be less, but more of that time would be under red, instead of ticking away yellow laps in the drizzle.
 
2013-02-14 08:31:57 AM  

foo monkey: Ring of Fire: How do the cars get past it

Sounds like this would be most effective in red flag conditions. Running this setup would keep the track from getting too wet, in the first place. The total red plus yellow flag time would be less, but more of that time would be under red, instead of ticking away yellow laps in the drizzle.


Yeah that makes sense. I first skimmed the article and for some reason thought it was a complete replacement for the jet dryers. Looks like this is just for track drying an they still have the jets to clean off the track.
 
2013-02-14 08:36:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...


At Indy, the 2 was as far as he got.

/Seriously, how the hell do you wipe out your teammate on turn 2?
 
2013-02-14 09:00:00 AM  
CSB:  At the local short track here, the drying process is this:  A pickup truck drags a chain that drags a grid of old tires, followed by people's street cars in the pit area.
 
2013-02-14 09:00:26 AM  
Look everybody, it's the first ever innovation in motorsports that NASCAR can rightfully take credit for developing.
 
2013-02-14 09:44:32 AM  

UNC_Samurai: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...

At Indy, the 2 was as far as he got.

/Seriously, how the hell do you wipe out your teammate on turn 2?


He's referring to the 2012(?) Daytona 500,where JPM lost control under yellow, hit a jet dryer, and both vehicles went up in a massive fireball. Took hours to fix, because the JP4 burning from the jet dryer farked up the track.
 
2013-02-14 09:44:33 AM  
"Stay on Target"
 
2013-02-14 11:00:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...



Subby is slacking if he couldn't work Montoya in the headline.
 
2013-02-14 11:40:41 AM  
Fettucini, linguini, martini, bikini, Franchitti.....
 
2013-02-14 01:52:06 PM  
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2013-02-14 03:19:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...


Done in one...
 
2013-02-14 04:16:01 PM  
They just don't want Montoya to

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...


sh*t, it's been covered. never mind...
 
2013-02-14 04:21:26 PM  

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The Nationwide race in Montreal in the rain was pretty great. Half a lap into the wet and all the oval guys are off the track. I think Carl Edwards might melt if asked to race in the rain again.
 
2013-02-14 04:28:36 PM  

crotchgrabber: Montreal in the rain


I'll miss the Nationwide race there. It's a fun narrow track.

Who throws a shoe? Honestly!

Mid Ohio is a good replacement. I can't wait to see the truck guys on dirt at Eldora.
 
2013-02-14 04:44:19 PM  

soopey: crotchgrabber: Montreal in the rain

I'll miss the Nationwide race there. It's a fun narrow track.

Who throws a shoe? Honestly!

Mid Ohio is a good replacement. I can't wait to see the truck guys on dirt at Eldora.


Eldora is going to be great.
I still wish some level of NASCAR would come to Laguna Seca, but I'm just being selfish.
 
2013-02-14 05:03:13 PM  

foo monkey: UNC_Samurai: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Montoya hits one in 5... 4... 3...

At Indy, the 2 was as far as he got.

/Seriously, how the hell do you wipe out your teammate on turn 2?

He's referring to the 2012(?) Daytona 500,where JPM lost control under yellow, hit a jet dryer, and both vehicles went up in a massive fireball. Took hours to fix, because the JP4 burning from the jet dryer farked up the track.


And I was pointing out that long before Daytona, at the 2006 USGP, JPM tied to cut inside his teammate Kimi Raikonnen and knocked himself, KimiBob, and Button out of the race on turn 2.

/actually, eight cars went out on those first two turns, 4 by JPM alone
 
2013-02-14 05:52:51 PM  
It's a giant hair dryer....farking space age shiat right there NASCAR...
 
2013-02-14 06:36:50 PM  
They tested it Wednesday. Bob Pockrass tweeted these pics...

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10 minutes later...
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2013-02-15 12:25:03 AM  
But how can Montoya blow it the fark up?
 
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