Archive for Month: June 2008
Was Patrick’s Pole a Fluke?
Patrick Carpentier is usually smiling, but his smile was special Friday after he won the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nanoseconds hadn’t elapsed before commentators started attributing his win to the 1 hour, 45-minute delay that was caused by rain. Clearly the changing track conditions were responsible for one […]
The Driver of Tomorrow
Enough about the Car of Tomorrow already. Let’s talk about the Driver of Tomorrow and the Race Team of Tomorrow. Are drivers still important or is the new car really a remote control toy for the engineers? A number of drivers have complained they don’t think they play a very […]
Is the New Car’s Problem Heat or Something Else?
Some drivers have stumbled out of their cars and asked reporters for a few moments to hydrate and catch their breath before giving interviews the last few weeks. At Pocono, Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., in particular, looked flushed and tired. Drivers say the new car is too hot. […]
Why NASCAR Made a Yaw Rule
Yaw makes the new car easier to drive. So why did NASCAR make a rule limiting the amount of yaw allowed in the car? Initially, NASCAR was steadfast that they weren’t going to make a rule about yaw. They [complain] when we’ve got too many rules and then they want […]