Steve Peterson: Thank You

When I look at Jayski.com and see the title ‘Sad News’, I always read the story. It doesn’t matter if I don’t recognize the name: I figure we owe it to the people who had an impact on this sport to recognize their contributions. This is the first time I’ve…

Testing…1…2…

Scene Daily reports that NASCAR has given teams the draft of a new testing policy. At present, there are a limited number of NASCAR-sanctioned tests, plus teams are free to test as much as they want at tracks the Cup series doesn’t race at. According to the article, the main…

Is More Horsepower Always Better?

A number of drivers and owners have said that Toyota engines have more horsepower. “I think everybody in the garage is down on horsepower compared to what the Toyotas are.” Kevin Harvick One report of dyno tests after the 150’s at Daytona last February said that the #20 had at…

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…

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