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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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ARCA and trucks tomorrow. No xfinity. Cup is Sunday a little after 2pm.

 

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Ty Gibbs made his gandpa proud today. Led the entire race. He's a solid kid and I suspect he'll racing in the Cup series in a year or two.
 

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That was a fun race, but dood, Kyle, let someone else win. Lol.

Deegan ran a really good race, but the 2 restarts at the end cost her a top 10. And it was the other female driver that caused the caution with 7 laps to go. Smh.
 

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The stink that refuses to go away had quite the weekend. Boo! Lol.

Gotta admit, that :mecry: mocking was funny af.
 
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18 ran a great race - he stayed focused, could be trouble of that team finds a groove. A shame Larson lifted Blaney out of the track, I was hoping they’d get a run.

I thought it was a pretty good race. After the 11 got in the wall, it seemed like chaos ensued.
 

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18 ran a great race - he stayed focused, could be trouble of that team finds a groove. A shame Larson lifted Blaney out of the track, I was hoping they’d get a run.

I thought it was a pretty good race. After the 11 got in the wall, it seemed like chaos ensued.

Yeah, I know a lot of people hate him, but he's still got that fire and drove his arse off today and yesterday. He's just a fantastic driver and an even bigger competitor.

Larson admitted in his post race interview that he pushed Blaney too hard in the corner. Oh well. Live and learn.
 
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The bigger wheels are 🔥.

These cars are quite a bit more muscular.
 

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The bigger wheels are 🔥.

These cars are quite a bit more muscular.

Yeah, I'm wondering how they'll perform on the track. I also always wondered how Nascar determines how different or alike the cars have to be. It's gotta be hard to create an even playing field while at the same time allowing a certain amount of differences between the cars.
 
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Yeah, I'm wondering how they'll perform on the track. I also always wondered how Nascar determines how different or alike the cars have to be. It's gotta be hard to create an even playing field while at the same time allowing a certain amount of differences between the cars.

This platform won’t have many differences - they even have to all buy from a dedicated vendor list (no more in-house fabrication). I think the only differences now are the bodies (which is aero and minimal) and power subject to specs.

 

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Interesting!


Sets...tires?

Yes.

I’m considering running up for the Xfinity race. I can’t do Sunday due to Mother’s Day, but I might go on Saturday. It’s a two hour drive.
 

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Yes.

I’m considering running up for the Xfinity race. I can’t do Sunday due to Mother’s Day, but I might go on Saturday. It’s a two hour drive.

Cool! I'll probably wait for the '22 season to go to a race. Maybe try something later this season, but not really likely. I've never been to a race. My wife has a sister in Vegas, so we might make a weekend trip out of that in September, but wait and see for now.
 
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A couple of years ago, Dale Earnhardt found and bought the car his dad won the 1987 grand national (Xfinity) race at Darlington in - a black and silver Chevy Nova with the number 8 that Ralph Earnhardt raced, and later became Jr.'s number in the Cup series.

After a beautiful restoration, Dale is going to lead the field in this car in the parade laps before the Xfinity race on Saturday at Darlington. Here's pictures from his restoration and highlights from the 1987 race that Dale Sr. won.




 

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