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Speedweeks kicks off today in advance of next Sunday's Daytona 500 (2/17, 2:30PM EST FOX). The Clash is this Sunday, 3pm, and the duels are 7pm next Thursday, 2/14. Note also the Arca race will run this Saturday at 4pm on FS1.

What else for 2019:
- New rules package: Note that the Daytona 500 will run under the old package, but after that we will go to tapered spacers (including at Daytona and Talladega where they won't run plates anymore), bigger spoiler, bigger splitter, wider radiator pan, and "aero/brake ducts". It's all similar to the 2018 All-Star package and designed to reduce horsepower but improve stability and throttle response . . . with the hope of reducing the aero advantage that the leader has had at the intermediate and speedway tracks under the old package. https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2018/10/02/2019-rules-packages-announced-monster-energy-series/


- New post-race inspection procedure: Post-race inspection will happen immediately following the race and will include first and second place, and other randomly selected cars. If you fail post-race you are disqualified and scored as last in the race and stages. So if the winner fails, the second place is declared the winner for all intents and purposes . . . any stage points for DQ'd cars will go to the next car on the pylon. This will mean that the race winner will be confirmed by weekend's end, rather than having to wait on inspection and penalty procedures under the old rules (often not announced until Tuesday or Wednesday).

- Notable team/driver changes:
Martin Truex and Cole Pearn move over to JGR proper at the 19
Kurt Busch to the 1 at CGR; Jamie Mac running the Daytona 500 (in the 40) and then retiring to the Fox broadcast roster
Daniel Suarez moves over to the 41 at SHR
Ryan Newman runs the 6 full-time at Rousch
Daniel Hemric (rookie) will be in the 8 at Childress
Matt DiBenedetto will be in the 95
Kasey Kahne and AJ Allmendinger are not racing
Chad Knaus and Jimmie aren't together, Chad to the 24 (Byron) and Kevin Meendering comes over from the Xfinity 1 car (E. Sadler) to lead the 48 crew


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Wow, that could have been life-threatening. Can't remember seeing a wreck with that much fire. Newman's last year caught fire, but the crash injured him more than the fire. This one, Lancaster fighting injuries from the fire. Hope he makes a full recovery.
 
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So it is pretty crazy that the iRacing event a Talledega last Wednesday had the 22 tumbling through the air, and the 2 winning and doing a burnout on the front stretch.

 

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So it is pretty crazy that the iRacing event a Talledega last Wednesday had the 22 tumbling through the air, and the 2 winning and doing a burnout on the front stretch.

If only the 2 had an American flag in the simulation. But yeah, that's almost creepy. Lol.
 

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Not sure how I feel about this. I'm not a big fan of the road courses as they are run now and the same on city streets just seems pointless.

I like road races. Not every week, but say 4 or 5 during the season would be cool. Idk if a Chicago street road race would work, but something like that in a big city could be unique and fun. F1 has done it frequently in the past, so maybe take some ideas from them.
 

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I like road races. Not every week, but say 4 or 5 during the season would be cool. Idk if a Chicago street road race would work, but something like that in a big city could be unique and fun. F1 has done it frequently in the past, so maybe take some ideas from them.
Who wouldn't love a New Orleans road course race? THAT would really check their shock package.
 

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I like road races. Not every week, but say 4 or 5 during the season would be cool. Idk if a Chicago street road race would work, but something like that in a big city could be unique and fun. F1 has done it frequently in the past, so maybe take some ideas from them.


I haven't been a close follower of NASCAR since Dale Sr. passed. That said, if you want to know how good a driver is, watch him on a road course.
 
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All-Star format. Race is at Texas this year.

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