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Nascar looks at new rear spoiler for Cup cars
01-09-2010, 04:40 AM
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Nascar looks at new rear spoiler for Cup cars
NASCAR held meetings with a select number of drivers and team owners at the R&D Center in Concord, N.C., on Thursday to discuss the best way for the sport to present itself to the public moving forward before the season starts.
FOX SPORTS POLL Should NASCAR ditch the wing on Sprint Cup cars? Yes, the car will be safer Yes, the car will look better No
But the sanctioning body has worked on more than just image in the offseason.

At the top of the list from the technical side appears to be searching for a solution to keep Sprint Cup cars from lifting off the track during a spin. Consequently, NASCAR could introduce a spoiler for the new car as early as the Bristol or Martinsville race, sources told FOXSports.com on Thursday.

The spoiler change is two-fold -- to keep cars from launching and in response to fans' dislike of the wing, according to sources.

Calls made to the governing body of the sport were not returned.

Ryan Newman, who was involved in a horrific crash at Talladega on Nov. 1, said last month he would welcome the change.

“They need to decrease the lift off in the car when it’s going backwards,” Newman said. “Whatever they can do to do that in respect to the wing, and secondly, in regard to the roof flaps because reducing the lift when the car goes backwards is one thing but creating down force when the car goes backwards is another thing. The compensation of those two creates the net effect. But if you don’t have lift, then you don’t have to worry about the down force. I’m sure those are the things that they’re looking at.”

NASCAR tested a Cup car at the Dodge wind tunnel in December but more testing will need to be completed on the spoilers before the data is expected to be released to teams the first week of March. Despite offseason testing, teams are at a loss in regards to what the dimension of the spoiler will be or the angle at which it will be set. Certainly, teams will need additional testing since the spoiler will change the current handling characteristics of the cars. However, the move is expected to improve the overall quality of the racing.

NASCAR would provide teams with spoilers similar to way the wings are currently distributed at the racetrack if the change goes into effect.
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01-09-2010, 05:37 AM
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Personally I would rather see the spoiler.
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01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
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I would to Jean but what does/if any affects Joey's development? He just learned a new car last year and the way it drove. Now he goes to something different? Advantage or detriment?
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01-09-2010, 02:58 PM
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Everyone would be on the same playing field, so advantage. It would essentially be a new car to everyone.
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01-10-2010, 11:45 AM
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Well, not sure about that Jean. A lot of these drivers have driven with the spoiler before and it certainly handles different in traffic. I wish the change was made in time for Joey's test at Cali but it is what it is.
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01-10-2010, 01:34 PM
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(01-10-2010 11:45 AM)20forLogano Wrote:  Well, not sure about that Jean. A lot of these drivers have driven with the spoiler before and it certainly handles different in traffic. I wish the change was made in time for Joey's test at Cali but it is what it is.

Alot of drivers have driven the nationwide car before... that didn't stop Joey from winning Wink
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01-11-2010, 08:24 PM
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different car brother Smile but I am sure Joey will figure it out
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01-12-2010, 03:01 PM
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(01-10-2010 01:34 PM)Jean Wrote:  
(01-10-2010 11:45 AM)20forLogano Wrote:  Well, not sure about that Jean. A lot of these drivers have driven with the spoiler before and it certainly handles different in traffic. I wish the change was made in time for Joey's test at Cali but it is what it is.

Alot of drivers have driven the nationwide car before... that didn't stop Joey from winning Wink


Alot of these drivers have run with the rear spoiler your right but non have them have done it with the cot except for a few testing sessions when the cot was first being used before they decided on the wing. Joey was behind the 8 ball driving the cot because when he got in it most other drivers had a 2 year advantage. This is not the case. How the Rear spoiler effects the COT will have differences then how it effected the old car so this new change is the same for everyone. It would only be bad for Joey if the entire field got to test out these cars with the spoilers and then they told Joey to wait a year and then catch up. Whatever happens to the cars now is the same for everyone.

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01-13-2010, 09:40 AM
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(01-12-2010 03:01 PM)Canadian Joey Fan Wrote:  
(01-10-2010 01:34 PM)Jean Wrote:  
(01-10-2010 11:45 AM)20forLogano Wrote:  Well, not sure about that Jean. A lot of these drivers have driven with the spoiler before and it certainly handles different in traffic. I wish the change was made in time for Joey's test at Cali but it is what it is.

Alot of drivers have driven the nationwide car before... that didn't stop Joey from winning Wink


Alot of these drivers have run with the rear spoiler your right but non have them have done it with the cot except for a few testing sessions when the cot was first being used before they decided on the wing. Joey was behind the 8 ball driving the cot because when he got in it most other drivers had a 2 year advantage. This is not the case. How the Rear spoiler effects the COT will have differences then how it effected the old car so this new change is the same for everyone. It would only be bad for Joey if the entire field got to test out these cars with the spoilers and then they told Joey to wait a year and then catch up. Whatever happens to the cars now is the same for everyone.

If you look at the history the car changes somewhat every 10 to 15 years or so. I think Jeff Gordon has gone through about 3 different types of cars. I'm am not worried about Joey. If he's to stay in this sport long term he better be able to adapt.

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